The fun lasts year-round in Canmore. With four distinct seasons, people can enjoy everything from skiing to swimming, all in one place!
However, there’s nothing quite like summer in Canmore. The author, Mark Twain, is attributed with the quote, “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” Fortunately, Twain would never dare to say this about Canmore. The summer climate in Canmore ranges from an average of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, making it an ideal temperature for all types of outdoor activities, no jacket required!
Summer in Canmore
Canmore has been dubbed the “Outdoor Adventure Capital of Canada.” Part of this distinction is to the perfect summer climate. It’s an ideal temperature during the summer months. There’s no sweltering heat to make being outdoors a hot or miserable experience. It’s quite the contrary!
Enjoy getting physical with golfing, hiking, biking, running, swimming, rafting, fishing, kayaking, and more!
Head to the local parks or over to downtown to enjoy events, festivals, and the local experience. If you plan accordingly, you’ll never hear the words, “I’m bored” come out of any family member’s mouth!
Canmore is an adventure year-round, but it really comes to life in the summer. You’ll be able to book a variety of guided tours and experiences, including:
- Sightseeing: A helicopter tour will show the sights. Or schedule a land or water tour.
- Horseback Trail Rides: Cover more land in less time by going on horseback.
- ATV Tours: You don’t have to be an expert to take in these views.
- Rock Climbing: Even if you’ve never tried it, you can learn from an expert.
- Cave Tours: If you’ve never seen the caves of Canmore, you’re in for a treat.
- Guided Fishing: Enjoy the experience of a fresh catch with a guided fishing trip.
- Kayaking: Get a semi-private lesson and opt for calm waters or raging rapids.
- Heli Yoga: Yes, you can do yoga from a mountaintop.
- Dinner Theatre: After you work up an appetite, take the family out for an entertaining dining experience.
August Events in Canmore
Get out your calendar. There’s a lot to do!
The Canmore Folk Music Festival – This annual tradition is going 40 years strong. Held during Heritage Day weekend on the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, you’ll hear notable artists from current and past eras. Recent performers include The Arrogant Worms, Ry Cooder, Stan, Rogers, Arlo Guthrie, and more. The Canmore arts scene is alive and well!
Canada the Musical – You may not know that some of the best music was born in Canada. This musical allows you to enjoy the greatest hits from artists like Leonard Cohen, Rush, Bare Naked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Arcade Fire, The Weekend, and more. You can attend this unforgettable concert throughout August on any night of the week except Monday.
Mountain Bike Camp – learn tips and tricks to improve your riding abilities during this two-day event in late August.
Canmore Hockey School – get coached by professionals from August 13th through the 28th.
Historical Mine Tour with Gerry Stephenson – Once a coal-mining town, you’ll get to explore Canmore’s history with legendary storyteller and historian, Gerry Stephenson. Simply follow along on a leisurely stroll, take in the extraordinary sites, and learn all about Stephenson’s several near-death experiences. Start planning now, though. There’s only one tour scheduled for the month, and it’s on August 4th.
Rolling Sculpture Car Show – Head over to Centennial Park and feast your eyes on the classics, from hot rods to vintage and custom cars, and even rat rods (inspired by Rat Fink). You’ll see arts and culture all in one place at this event, which takes place on August 11th.
Nordic Centre Training / Race Series – The Canmore Nordic Centre almost always has something going on, including Saturday morning races. Most registration fees cover a beer, meal and a charity donation.
Friday Evening Bingo – Who doesn’t love a good bingo night? It’s every Friday night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3.
Karaoke Mondays at The Drake Pub – Relax after all the festivities (or get over a case of the Mondays) at The Drake Pub. Starting at 10 p.m., sing the blues on a live stage. Pack your air guitar and enjoy drink specials and no cover charge.
Canmore Mountain Market – Who doesn’t love a good farmer’s market? It’s mostly a summer event, starting in May and going through October. It’s every Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and you’ll be able to shop local and regional items. Pick out fresh produce, meats, jams, coffee, and baked goods. You’ll also be able to browse a selection of unique crafts, clothing, jewelry, and unique items.
We hope you’ve got some vacation time booked because this will be a busy summer!