Discover Winter in Canmore!
Discover winter in Canmore! Canmore offers myriad winter outdoor activities, many of which can be tailored to suit your activity level and interests.
Cross country ski the world class trails at the Canmore Nordic Center – a facility built for the 1988 winter Olympics and recently upgraded to host several World Cups. Trails are available for all levels of skiers from
beginner to expert. There are also many groomed trails in Kananaskis that
are available for the public.
Snowshoeing is a great way to explore Canmore and Kananaskis' trails in
winter. Just as easy as walking, this is an ideal way to get out of town and
explore the natural scenery of the area. Short snowshoe trips take you to
mountain lakes, and several meadows offer flat terrain to just enjoy the
experience of being on snowshoes.
See ancient rock drawings (pictographs) at Grotto Canyon while on an "ice canyon walk". Winter temperatures freeze the subterranean stream of the canyon, and as this process repeats, the floor of the canyon is transformed into an incredibly smooth sheet of ice. Strap on ice cleats over your shoes and you are ready to enter the canyon and see the pictographs.
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and the ice walk at Grotto Canyon are all accessible as self guided trips, however guided programs with an Aboriginal focus are also available. Learn how the Aboriginal peoples of Canada survived in the winter using only what was available naturally.
Experience Canada's oldest form of transportation - dogsledding. Be a musher and guide a sled dog team across the incredible mountain scenery of the Spray Lakes. Or, sit back and enjoy the ride as a passenger and let the dogs do all the work.
Explore the subterranean world of Rat's Nest Cave. Your guide will take you on a natural history tour into an exciting underground world, etched and sculptured over hundreds of thousands of years. Maneuver your way through twisting passages and chambers of stalactites and stalagmites which will take you down to the tranquil pool in the grotto.
Winter fun doesn't need to take the form of an organized activity. Children can spend hours making and playing in snow tunnels, igloos and toboggan slides creating endless entertainment for themselves. Ice skating on the downtown pond is another popular activity.
Listen to the show this Saturday for your chance to win a winter trip for two to Canmore including airfare and five nights at the Falcon Crest Lodge plus discount vouchers for dining and activities.
For your chance to win, phone into the show at 416-872-1010, 1-800-561-CFRB or *TALK on your cell, or send your question any time this week by entering the contest here online.