Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Events

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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  • The Women's Soap Run

      Friday, May 24, 2024 - Sunday, May 26, 2024
    The Women's Soap Run

    Please note that these timings are subject to change. This could be due to weather delays, or wildlife sightings on course. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your race to prepare, and 1 hour early if you need to pick up your race bib.  

    Friday, May 24
    5:00pm: Race package pickup                   
    6:00pm: WildSmart animal safety brief       
    6:02pm: Warm-up                                 
    6:05pm: 5km Run/Walk               
    6:30pm: Post Race meal                             
    7:00pm: Awards ceremony 


    Saturday, May 25
    7:30-8:30am: Race package pickup                   
    8:00am: Expo opens     
    8:00am: Fast and Female Girl's Run
    8:45am: Mountain Half Marathon                                 
    9:00am: WildSmart animal safety brief
    9:02am: Warm-up   
    9:05am: 10km Run/Walk  
    10:00am: Healthy Post Race Brunch

    AWARDS/ENTERTAINMENT:                              
    10:15am: Nurdjana                               
    Approx.. 11:00am: 10km Awards Ceremony                  
    Approx.. 12pm: Half Marathon Awards         

    Sunday, May 26 
    8:30-9:30am: Race package pickup                   
    9:00am: Expo opens     
    9:00am: Fast and Female Girl's Run
    10:00am: WildSmart animal safety brief
    10:02am: Warm-up   
    10:05am: 10km Run/Walk                                         
    10:10am: 5km Run/Walk                                            
    10:15am: 5km Stroller Jog       
    10:30am: Healthy Post Race Brunch  

    AWARDS/ENTERTAINMENT:                              
    10:30am: Phil Nugent                             
    Approx. 11:30am: Awards Ceremony       

    Race Shuttle and Parking:  
    Help us make this event even greener and TAKETHE SHUTTLE BUS or CARPOOL WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
    Biking is another great option, and racks are available on site.

    THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLES ON FRIDAY, MAY 24 - parking will be available at the Nordic Centre. 

    A Shuttle bus will run from partner hotels on race morning from 7:00-8:30am Saturday, and from 8:00-9:30am Sunday. Pickup locations are: Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge, Grande Rockies Resort, Solara Resort & Spa, and Miners Hall in Canmore. If you are staying at (or close to) one of these locations, you can meet the bus outside the hotel lobby (or at Miners Hall). Return shuttles will run from the Nordic Centre until 2pm each day.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BIKES/STROLLERS/ANIMALS will be allowed on the shuttle busses.
     
    Parking is limited at the Canmore Nordic Centre - volunteers will direct you upon arrival. The Quarry Lake Parking lot will be used as an overflow parking lot. You can make the 1km Run/Walk from there to the CNC your warmup run! Parking is NOT allowed on HWY 742/Spray Lakes Rd. Vehicles parked here will be ticketed/towed at owner’s expense.
      

    Where: www.rmswomensrun.com
    Registration:

    Women's Soap Run Canmore 2024 | Zone4 Online Registration


    Fee: See website
  • Canmore Crux

      Sunday, June 2, 2024 - Sunday, June 2, 2024
    Canmore Crux

    The Canmore Crux Gravel Bike Event, scheduled to return on Sunday June 2nd, 2024. Join us for a day of adventure set in the majestic Canadian Rockies. This year, we are pleased to announce two distinct race distances designed to accommodate cyclists of all abilities: an 80 km course for those in pursuit of an endurance challenge, and a 32 km route ideal for participants eager to experience the excitement of gravel racing in a more concise format.

    Date: Sunday, June 02, 2024.
    Timeline of events: 

    6:00AM - Finish line area set up 
    7:15AM - 8:30AM - Package Pick Up on Site by the finish line. 
    8:50AM - Bear Spray Safety Talk (Provided by Wildsmart) 
    9:00AM - Event Mass Start (Long Course, 5 loops)
    9:10AM – Event Mass Start (Lite Course, 2 loops)
    12:00PM - First Finisher expected at finish line
    2:30PM - Final Finisher expected at finish line
    3:00PM - Finish line area removed/ event clean up 
    4:00PM - Course Sweep takes place

     

    Facilities in use:
    -Cross-Country Stadium
    -Double track ski trails (Centennial, Olympic, Meadowview, Silvertip, Banff Natural, Bow, Lower Grey Wolf, Coyote) 

    See website for more details. 

    Where: zone4.ca/register.asp?id=34815&lan=1&cartlevel=1
    Fee: See website
  • 24th Annual Big Bear Classic

      Saturday, June 8, 2024 - Sunday, June 9, 2024
    24th Annual Big Bear Classic

    24th Annual Big Bear Classic including some of Canada’s top Disc Golfers!
    The longest-tenured disc golf tournament in Alberta, and 3rd longest-running event in Canada, with 144 players split into 2 Pools.

    June 08, 2024

    7:00AM-10:00AM - Pool A, Round 1 Shotgun Start
    10:30AM-1:30PM - Pool B, Round 1 Shotgun Start
    2:00PM-5:00PM - Pool A, Round 2 Shotgun Start
    5:30PM-8:30PM - Pool B, Round 2 Shotgun Start  

    Event wraps up around 9PM on Saturday June 08, 2024. 

    June 09, 2024

    7:30AM-10:30AM - Pool B, Round 3 Shotgun Start
    11:00AM-2:00PM - Pool A, Round 3 Shotgun Start 
    Event wraps up around 3PM on Sunday June 09, 2024.

    Disc Golf course CLOSED to the General Public on both days. 

    *Shotgun start = all groups start at the same time on different holes (a loud sound tells you when to start, hence the "shotgun" name)*

    With this event taking place the same day as 5 Peaks (Saturday) and RMCC Road Race (Sunday) please expect a busy facility including full parking lots.  

     

    Fee: See website
  • 5 Peaks Trail Run - Canmore #1

      Saturday, June 8, 2024 - Saturday, June 8, 2024
    5 Peaks Trail Run - Canmore #1

    Join us at the Canmore Nordic Centre for the second event in the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series in Central Alberta. Distances for all ages, abilities, and ambitions. 

    Approx. 600 participants. 

    Race Distances and Maps: 

    Click on the links below for maps, elevation gain and loss, and aid station locations.

    Kids - 1 km
    Kids - 3 km
    Sport - 7.1 km
    Enduro - 16.1 km
    Grit - 22 km

    Race distances and maps are subject to change based on trail conditions up to the day of the race.

    Event Schedule:
    Friday, June 7th

    • 4:00 p.m. - Packet Pick Up - Strides Canmore
    • 6:30 p.m. - Packet Pick Up Ends

    Saturday, June 8th

    • 8:30 a.m. - Packet Pick Up Begins at the Canmore Nordic Centre

    • 9:15 a.m. - Start of the 3k Kids Race

    • 9:30 a.m. - Start of the Half Marathon and Enduro Back of the Packers

    • 9:40 a.m. - Start of the 1k Kids Race - sign up is free and done the morning of the race.

    • 9:45 a.m. - Packet Pick Up Closes

    • 10:00 a.m. - Enduro/Sport - Self Seeded Waves

    • 11:00 a.m. - Post Race Food available in the Expo

    • 11:45 a.m. - Verify Results for Podium

    • 12:00 p.m. - Awards begin

    Facilities / Trails in use:
    -Cross Country Stadium
    -Parking lots expected to be busy until early afternoon
    -Single track and double track trails in use
    (Hey McLeod, EKG East, Sherwood Forest, FYI, Get Out, Baby Beluga, Blue Coal Chutes, Long Road to Ruin, Mad Handler, Canmore Trail). 

    Registration:

    raceroster.com/events/2024/79562/2024-5-peaks-trail-running-series-canmore-nordic-centre-number-1


    Fee: See Website
    More Info:

    Race Contact: Kevin McDonald - houda@5peaks.com
    Volunteering: Are you interested in volunteering at this event? Click HERE to sign up.
    If you have any questions about volunteering with this event, please contact: laurie@5peaks.com


  • 2024 Canmore Canada Cup

      Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - Saturday, June 15, 2024
    2024 Canmore Canada Cup

    The Canmore Canada Cup consists of 4 days of racing:

    1. UCI XCO #1 C1 Race – Wednesday June 12, 2024
    2. UCI and AB Cup XCC C3 Race – Thursday Evening, June 13, 2024
    3. AB Cup Super D Timed Descent – Friday, June 14, 2024
    4. UCI XCO #2 C1 Junior Series Race and AB Cup XCO – Saturday, June 15, 2024

    This event is hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, the Alberta Bicycle Association, and the Alberta Nationals Mountain Bike Race Association. The races are taking place at the Canmore Nordic Centre which has purpose-built mountain bike trails and facilities designed to host racing events. The Canada Cup series is designed to provide competitive opportunities to the next generation of cyclists, transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions.

    Race Package Pickup
    Package pick-up will be available at the registration office on June 11 to 14 (Canmore Nordic Centre).
    Race packages can be picked up by the rider or a representative; however, the rider’s UCI license must be presented to pick up the package. If the package is being picked up by a representative, they must have a valid UCI license. See the full weekend schedule below for Race Office hours of operation.

    Official Training & Schedule of events 
    The course will be open to competitors for official training only during designated official training times only. Please see Tech Guide (Event website) for a complete schedule. 

    Facilities in use

    -Cross Country Stadium

    -Upper single track trails (Organ Donor, Buried Alive, Circus Act, Tweety Bird, Get Down, Upper FYI, Lower Laundry Chutes, Eye Droppers, Tragically Hip, Mad Handler) 

    Fee: See Website
    More Info:

    Event Organizer: Ron Sadesky, ronsadesky@gmail.com 


  • Pentathlon Nationals

      Saturday, July 6, 2024 - Sunday, July 7, 2024
    Pentathlon Nationals

    Pentathlon Nationals - More information to come soon. 

    Fee: See Website
  • CAMBA Jack Ride

      Saturday, July 13, 2024 - Saturday, July 13, 2024
    CAMBA Jack Ride

    CAMBA Jack Ride - More information to come soon. 

    Fee: See Website
  • 2024 Canmore Enduro

      Sunday, July 21, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024
    2024 Canmore Enduro

    2024 Canmore Enduro - More information to come soon. 

    Fee: See website
  • The Rockies 24

      Saturday, July 27, 2024 - Sunday, July 28, 2024
    The Rockies 24
    The Rockies 24 is excited to bring twenty four hour racing back to Canmore, Alberta at their world famous Nordic Centre. The course uses many of the classic trails and is appropriate for all levels of ability. 

    The 24-hour race categories are:

    -Solo Racers
    -Teams of 4-5
    -Teams of 2
    -Or Corporate teams of 6-10

    Race course 

    The race utilizes the fast and flowy cross country trail system. These are expertly constructed trails consisting of mainly blue level single track.

    Course length: 13.4 km : Elevation gain: 386 meters

    Timing: Zone4 chip timing

    Aid stations: 1 aid station mid way on course stocked with sports drink and energy bars

    Facilities & trails in use:
    -Cross-Country Stadium
    -Special areas for camping (Only permitted under Special Event permit)
    -Daylodge
    -Olympic, Centennial, Killer Bees, Rundle, Ziggy's, Nector Noodle, The Albertan, Swamp, Meadowview, Sherwood Forest, EKG, FYI, Lillehammer, Get In, Albertville, Banff, Silvertip, Long Road to Ruin, Blue Coal Chutes, Georgetown Climb, Orchid, Canmore Trail).

    Schedule of events

    Friday July 26
    1-9PM: Gates open for participants to move in
    3-9PM: Race package pick up (Canmore Nordic Centre, 2nd floor Meeting Room B)
    Saturday July 27
    7-10AM: Security gate open for participants to move in
    8-10AM: Race package pickup
    11:00AM: 24HR Racers meeting
    11:20: Volunteer meeting
    12:00: Race starts
    Sunday July 28
    12:00: Race ends
    1:30PM: 24 hour race awards

    Parking & Camping
    Parking and camping will be available in the designated areas as assigned by registration. The Canmore Nordic Centre will remain open to other users throughout the event. Obey all volunteer to ensure access for emergency vehicles and other park users.

    There will be a “quiet” zone for camping as well as a “party zone”. There is also a bike wash station sponsored by Squirt lube. Potable water is available on site but to avoid lineups, it is recommended to bring your own water supply

    Parking Pass (Event)
    Only one vehicle is allowed onsite at any time for solo racers, two person and 4-5 person teams. Corporate teams are allowed 2 vehicles onsite. This includes set-up and tear-down times. A pass system will be implemented at the front gate of the Canmore Nordic Centre to ensure vehicle restrictions are adhered to. This policy allows us to manage parking congestion.
    A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required for all vehicles parking at the Canmore Nordic Centre. 

    Parking & Tent Allowance
    Solo Racers
    ● Tent camping - 10’ x 10’ on course pit tent
    ● One parking stall in the main parking area. This can include a camper van, but an RV is not permitted.
    Two Person and 4-5 Person Teams
    ● One RV parking stall
    ● One vehicle parking stall
    ● Tent camping
    Corporate Teams
    ● One RV parking stall
    ● Two vehicle parking stalls
    ● Tent camping
    4 Hour Blitz Race
    ● Camping not included 

     

     

     

     

    Fee: See website
    More Info:

    info@canadianrockies24.com 


  • Rocky Mountain Crusher

      Saturday, August 31, 2024 - Saturday, August 31, 2024
    Rocky Mountain Crusher

    CrossFit competition with trail running. 5 stations for teams to perform various workouts with a trail run in between each workout (A spartan race with weights). Athletes will be performing a combination of bodyweight exercises, plyometrics, weightlifting, gymnastics and a few other odd object movements. The is typically about 1km in distance. Typically around 100-120 athletes will compete (teams of 4) and we set out 4 teams every 20 minutes. 

    Facilities in use:

    -Cross-Country Stadium

    Fee: See website
  • 5 Peaks Trail Run - Canmore #2

      Saturday, September 7, 2024 - Saturday, September 7, 2024
    5 Peaks Trail Run - Canmore #2

    5 Peaks Trail Race - More info to come soon

    Where: www.5peaks.com/canmore-2
    Registration:

    Join us at the Canmore Nordic Centre for the fourth event in the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series in Central Alberta. Distances for all ages, abilities, and ambitions. 

    Approx. 600 participants 

    Race distances and maps: 

    Click on the links below for maps, elevation gain and loss, and aid station locations.

    Kids - 1 km
    Kids - 3 km
    Sport - 6.8 km
    Enduro - 13.1 km
    Grit - 19.8 km

    Race distances and maps are subject to change based on trail conditions up to the day of the race.

    Event Schedule: Coming soon 


    Fee: See website
    More Info:

    Race Contact: Kevin McDonald - houda@5peaks.com
    Volunteering: Are you interested in volunteering at this event? Click HERE to sign up.
    If you have any questions about volunteering with this event, please contact: laurie@5peaks.com


  • RMCC CX Western Challenger

      Saturday, September 14, 2024 - Sunday, September 15, 2024
    RMCC CX Western Challenger

    The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club and Cyclemeisters Calgary are pleased to collaborate and offer the second edition of the Western Challenge Cyclocross (WCCX) which is part of a two race weekend including the Tenth annual Drie Zussen Superprestige. With the intent of growing the national cyclocross calendar, this race series is designed to help Master and Junior riders to earn rankings in order to improve their call-up positions at Canadian CX Championships. 

    The Western Challenge on day one is sanctioned by Cycling Canada (CC) for the Open Elite, Masters, U23, U17 and Junior Categories. All other races are sanctioned by the Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA). Rules of the ABA, CC and UCI will apply where applicable. 

    More info to come soon. 

    Fee: See website
  • Summit Seeker AR & Western Canadian Youth AR Championship

      Saturday, September 28, 2024 - Saturday, September 28, 2024
    Summit Seeker AR & Western Canadian Youth AR Championship

    Summit Seeker Adventure Race
    Calling all adventurers! Are you prepared for the Summit Seeker Adventure Race, where the thrill of exploration meets the challenge of endurance? Set against the stunning backdrop of the Canmore Nordic Centre, this 4-6 hour race is a test of skill, strategy, and navigation like no other.

    Teams are made up of 3 participants. Categories include, Mixed, Open, Female and Male.

    The Summit Seeker AR will combine mountain biking, trekking/running, overland navigation and rappelling in a 4-6 hour, run-bike-run format. We will be announcing additional skills/disciplines involved in 2024's edition of the Summit Seeker AR soon.

    Western Canadian Youth Adventure Racing Championship 

    The Western Canadian Youth Adventure Racing Championship is an exhilarating event designed specifically for adventurous youth aged 15 to 18. This unique race combines elements of biking and running in a thrilling run-bike-run format involving elements of adventure racing and overland navigation.

    Teams are made up of 3 or 4 youth, 15-18 years of age (as of September 28). Gather some friends and make a team to represent your school, club or team. Categories include, Mixed, Open, Female and Male.

    The Championship will combine mountain biking, trekking/running and overland navigation in a 3-5 hour, run-bike-run format. While traditional adventure racing typically includes paddling, there will be no paddling elements in 2024

     

    Where: www.rockymountainar.com/rockymountainar
    Fee: See website
  • Grizzly Ultra Marathon

      Saturday, October 12, 2024 - Sunday, October 13, 2024
    Grizzly Ultra Marathon

    Trail Running Race: 50 km Solo, Two or Five Person Relay Categories

    Time: 09:00AM - 6:00PM

    # of Participants: Est. 800 each day ​

    Facilities in use:
    -Cross-Country Stadium
    -Single track and double track trails

    Site will be extremely busy over this weekend. 

    Where: www.grizzlyevents.ca
    Fee: See website
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