Things to do, classes to take…

The MD organizes fitness and special interest classes in conjunction with residents, instructors and community groups September through June. If you have an idea for a class you would like to offer or take contact the Community Services Coordinator.

Classes being offered are listed on the Learning Opportunities web page and are also posted on Community Events Calendar once they are up and running.

Organized Sports & Recreation Funding Programs

The deadline to apply for spring and summer funding of recreation programs and equipment for kids is June 1. The fall and winter application deadline is November 1.
More info and online application.

KidSport Bow Valley
Provides funding so that all kids can play! Grants of up to $500 per calendar year are provided to children that meet eligibility criteria. Applications (PDF) should be submitted as soon as your child is registered. Completed programs are not eligible for funding. Funds are submitted directly to the sport organization on behalf of the child.
KidSport Bow Valley Box 40007 Canmore, AB
Phone 1-877-636-5328 or email


Hiking and Trails

Information, hiking groups and listings are in Hiking Trails


Memorial Bench Program

The memorial bench program offers an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones with a cedar or log bench with a commemorative plaque installed on municipal property. To apply, download the information and application form.


Memorial Bench-Log


Memorial Bench-Cedar

Memorial Bench-Cedar

Memorial Benches may not be exactly as shown


Local Recreation Facilities

Spray Lakes Sawmill Family Sports Centre

Canmore Recreation Centre

Canmore Nordic Centre

Elevation Place, Canmore

Exshaw Community Gym

YMCA Camp Chief Hector


MD Recreation Assets Inventory


Gardening & Healthy Eating Resources

Canmore Community Garden

Exshaw Community Garden