Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

If you are interested in holding an event at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, please fill out the Special Event application form.

All events must be formally approved before being provided with a Special Event Permit.

Please be aware a minimum of at least 8 weeks is needed to permit any event.

Special Event Application

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  • IBU World Cup Test Event

      Saturday, March 2, 2024 - Sunday, March 3, 2024

    The IBU World Cup Test Event will take place in Canmore Nordic Centre on March 2-3, 2024. This is a very low-key biathlon event with minimal impact on the public use of facilities and recreational trails.

    The athletes will be utilizing the biathlon range, which will remain closed for the duration of the event, as well as the biathlon competition trails, which will remain open to the general public.

    Fee: See website
  • BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2024

      Monday, March 11, 2024 - Sunday, March 17, 2024
    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2024

    The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is proud to host the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2024 Canmore.
    The event is spread over four days of competition, March 11 - 17, 2024.

    Come on over and cheer for the best biathletes in the world with about 200 athletes attending from 25 nations.
    Information is subject to change, Tickets and additional up to date information can be found at

  • Spirit North Festival

      Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    More information coming soon.

    Fee: See website
  • Bear Day

      Saturday, April 20, 2024
    Bear Day

    This event is a celebration and welcoming of bears back on the landscape for another year. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the bears in our area and to refresh your bear safety knowledge and skills so you are prepared for the upcoming season and are bear aware.

    Indoor and outdoor activities include bear spray demonstrations, bear safety talks, a bear trapping demonstration, bear awareness hikes (registration required), bear-related booths and displays.

    In attendance to chat with you about all things bears will be Alberta Parks Ecologists, Park Rangers and Interpretation staff, Conservation Officers, Volunteer Wildlife Ambassadors, and Bear Monitoring & Aversive Conditioning Volunteers.

    This is a FREE family-friendly event!

    Activities begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

    In the event of inclement weather, the majority of activities will take place indoors.

    Fee: Free