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Canmore Winter Carnival 2018
2019 Canmore Winter Carnival

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2019 Canmore Winter Carnival

Location: Canmore

February 1, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Canmore winters are fun and full of magic. Every February we come together as a community during the Canmore Winter Carnival to celebrate the best parts of our unique winter lifestyle. With two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences, the Canmore Winter Carnival is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.

Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving, skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N' Mutt races.
Programming varies slightly year to year so be sure to check out the schedule of events and registration deadlines.

Canadian Winters Rock!

February 1 - 10, 2019

For the full schedule of events and registration links visit:
**Schedule subject to change. The final schedule will be posted late January**

Friday, February 1
Winter Carnival Kick Off
Canmore Civic Centre
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kick off Winter Carnival at the Civic Centre. Art activities and night sky interpretation walk.

Saturday, February 2
Community Winter Playday
Centennial Park
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for a day of winter games at Centennial.

Sunday, February 3
Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races & Fun at the Pond
The Pond on 7th Ave
Maple Taffy, Human Curling, Music, Bonfires, Live Music.

Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt Races
Families or individual teams of kids and sled dogs race down the track … nail-biting action.
10 a.m. – 12 noon 5 & 6 year olds
12 noon – 2 p.m. 7 to 9 year olds
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 10 to 12 year olds
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Families compete for first place.

Sign up and race.
NEW: Lottery system registration! Sign up starting January 14 until January 18 through We will contact the winners on January 21.

** Schedule subject to change. Weather dependent event. We will cancel the event should the conditions warrant it.**

Tuesday, February 5
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Opening Ceremonies
The Pond
5:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
A chance to see some of the world’s best Olympic Athletes before they start competing. Live music, fireworks, the parade of nations.

Thursday, February 7
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Races
Canmore Nordic Centre
10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Individual Men & Women

BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Medal Presentation
Canmore Civic Centre
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
IBU World Cup Biathlon medal presentation for the individual races.
DJ, bonfires, games.

Saturday, February 9
Ice, Logs N Dogs
Canmore Civic Centre Plaza
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ice Carving Competition
Talented ice carvers transform blocks of ice into magnificent works of art. This year's theme: Hockey.

Mut Hut Emporium Pooch Parade
Locals dogs and their owners wearing the latest in winter fashion.

Log Sawing Competition - sponsored by WoodPecker
Will you be Canmore's fastest sawyer? Join in on the action! Team and individual timed competitions.

BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Relay Races
Canmore Nordic Centre
12:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
Playday at the Canmore Nordic Centre
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Mass Start Races
Canmore Nordic Centre
11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

New to town? Want to do something different or connect with new people?
Join us as an event volunteer! email: [email protected]

For the most updated information on the Canmore Winter Carnival, please visit:

Traveling downtown for Winter Carnival Events?
Roam Public Transit is the best way to get around Canmore in the winter. Just hop on the Canmore local route.
Please consider taking the bus down to enjoy the festival.
You can find the bus schedule at