Canmore Winter Carnival

February 28, 2020

March 1, 2020

Free & Ticketed Events

Town of Canmore, 902 7th Avenue, Canmore


Events Description


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 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 where families or individual teams of kids and sled dogs race down the track … nail-biting action.

During Ice, Logs N Dogs enjoy talented ice carvers transforming blocks of ice into magnificent works of art.

Who is it for?

All ages – Family



free & ticketed events.

How to get tickets?



Date & Time:

February 28 – March 1, 2020

Friday, February 28
Winter Carnival Kick-Off
Canmore Civic Centre
Swing by the Civic Centre and kick off Canmore’s annual Winter Carnival.
Music, bonfires, hot chocolate, games and more!

Log Sawing Competition
Will you be Canmore’s fastest sawyer? Want to try log sawing?
Join in for an evening of great fun.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Register on the spot.

Kids Ice Carving
Calling all kiddos! Carve little blocks of ice and take home an awesome ice sculpture.
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tools provided. Register on the spot.

Saturday, February 29
Ice Carving Competition & Community Play Day
Canmore Civic Centre Plaza
Join in for a day of winter fun: maple taffy, bonfires, food and more. This is a jam-packed day full of community, laughter and fun times.

Ice Carving Competition
Talented ice carvers transform blocks of ice into magnificent works of art to the theme, Play.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Ice Carving
5:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Cast your vote for the People’s Choice award before 4:45 p.m.

BeaverTails Eating Competition
Yes! It’s true and delicious.
12 noon
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Pre-register at the BeaverTails store: 801 – 8 Street (a.k.a. Main Street). Limited spots.

Log Sawing Competition
Will you be Canmore’s fastest sawyer? Join in on the action! Team and individual timed competitions
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon & 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register on the spot.

Mut Hut Emporium Pooch Parade 1:00 p.m.
Watch locals dogs and their owners wearing the latest in winter fashion in this popular parade! This year’s theme is Play.
The event starts at 1:00 pm. This is an outdoor event so please ensure you and your pet dress for the weather!

Sunday, March 1
Fun at the Pond
The Pond on 7th Ave.
Human Curling, Music, Bonfires, Snow Volleyball

Snowy Owl Kid ‘N’ Mutt Races – The Pond
Families or individual teams of kids and sled dogs race down the track … nail-biting action.
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon 5 & 6 year olds
12 noon – 2:00 p.m. 7 to 9-year-olds
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10 to 12-year-olds
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Families compete for first place

Venue & Address :

Town of Canmore – 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W3k1 Canada

Winter Activities & Events in Calgary

Add a Review