We asked Rocky Mountain Weddings to provide us with information on the three most popular outdoor ceremony locations in Canmore.
Beautiful location with stunning views of the Three Sisters! Elevated from the lake below for views as far as you can see! It is a bit of a walk up a grassy incline, but well worth it! Plenty of parking from a new, expanded parking lot.
Location: Close to the Canmore Nordic Centre, located next to Quarry Lake.
Parking and Restrooms: Parking area is approximately 300 metres from site and pit toilets are nearby.
Wedding Size: Quarry Lake Park can accommodate a wedding of up to 170 people.
Wonderful for an intimate park style wedding along the Bow River! A short walk to the old rail bridge for pictures. Limited parking.
Location: Located on the east bank of the Bow River. Close to downtown and has easy accessibility.
Parking and Restrooms: There is limited parking and no on-site washrooms.
Wedding Size: Riverside Park can accommodate a wedding of up to 100 people.
A newer addition to the wedding ceremony locations in Canmore. A semi-private grassy spot that overlooks the Town of Canmore. Trees along the sides of the location make it feel intimate! Limited parking, but across the street from Quarry lake so there is a backup location if needed for parking.
Location: Almost right across the street from Quarry Lake, stunning mountain views.
Parking and Restrooms: Parking is limited, no on-site washrooms.
Wedding Size: Rundleview Parkette can accommodate a wedding up to 80 people.
Looking to have your ceremony at one of these location in Canmore? You’ll need to contact the Town of Canmore to obtain a Permit, and check availability.
Fees: Resident: $150 for three hours. Non-Resident: $300 for three hours.
Many of Canmore’s hotels and venues have outdoor ceremony locations. Have a look at our Venues section for more options for your outdoor wedding ceremony.
The weather in the mountains is generally very unpredictable. There is no exception for the summer months. Be sure to have a contingency location in place, just incase the forcase is not on your side. Hiring a wedding planner in the mountains, esscpially if you are not from here, is worth every penny. If it's raining or snowing, your wedding planner will be able to call the location change, and coordinate your guests and vendors, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your day, like you deserve to.
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