Beneath stunning mountain peaks, Canmore boasts a rich cultural heritage. Explore the history of Canmore and celebrate the diverse cultures—past and present—that make our community a vibrant place to visit, live, and play at the first ever Canmore Heritage Festival from July 21 to 24, 2022. Dig into the places, spaces, and landscapes that define us with over 20 free or low-cost events and activities designed for the whole family.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

THURSDAY, JULY 21

CANMORE HERITAGE DINNER

Join us as we kick off the Canmore Heritage Festival with a traditional Ukrainian supper.  Learn about the history of the United Miner Workers of America and Local 1387. The evening will finish with entertainment from local musicians.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

CONCERT IN THE GARDEN

with
Wyatt C. Louis
folk + soulful blues
Mari Rosehill
indie folk
Phillip Alexander Nugent
folk-rock

SATURDAY, JULY 23

INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Join members of the Stoney Nakoda at the Barracks for a series of cultural activities and storytelling about life before settlement.  Learn how traditional foods were prepared.  Try your hand putting up our children’s tipi and learn about camp life.

SUNDAY, JULY 24

EXPLORE DOWNTOWN

Doors Open Canmore explores places that help define Canmore – past and present. Stop in at the Uncovering Canmore’s Heritage Open House. Take in the Fabulous Fifites Movie Fest. Explore Grotto Canyon with an Indigenous guide!

Join us on Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24 as we explore the many places and spaces that help define our community – past and present! Doors Open creates opportunities for residents and visitors to discover our town by exploring a wide range of places for free. While other towns and cities across Canada host Doors Open annually, this is Canmore’s first-time hosting a Doors Open event. Check out the participating venues below.

Interested in having your venue participate in Doors Open?

DOWNLOAD THE CANMORE HERITAGE FESTIVAL APP

Ahead of the Canmore Heritage Festival, download the free Canmore Museum App on your smart device for a digital tour of all the Doors Open venues. For each participating venue, the app provides the history of each building, lets you know when its open and provides information about to expect inside. Its like having an expert tour guide in your pocket!

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities Available