Canmore Kananaskis Events 2016
Mountain bikers, take note: The Fort McMurray Fundraiser Mountain Bike Race is Aug. 28. (Sergio David Spadavecchia)

Festivals Happening in Canmore Kananaskis in 2016

There's no better time to enjoy the outdoors of Canmore Kananaskis than during one of their many festivals. Here are some of the best coming up in late 2016.

By Outpost

Yes, yes, we know: reading our adventure report of Canmore Kananaskis made you want to go so badly you already bought a ticket. We're glad to hear it.

But, you might ask, what else is going on in Canmore in 2016? 

As it happens, there's a lot. As well as being chock-filled with Olympians and the site where Leonardo DiCaprio starred in The Revenant, it's also a major hub for festivals of food, sport and the arts.

Here are just a few coming up in the next couple months: 

Fort McMurray Fundraiser Mountain Bike Race: August 28, 2016

The Nordic Centre will be hosting this mountain bike race for a good cause at the end of August, raising money to help rebuild Fort McMurray after the wildfires from earlier this year. As of early August the details are still sparse, so stay tuned to the website for details. Click here for more info

Canmore Highland Games: September 3–4, 2016

Celtic souls will converge on Centennial Park on Labour Day weekend for one of Western Canada's most Scottish celebrations. They're offering highland dancing, bagpiping, giant sheep dogs, artisan vendors and—of course—Scotch tasting. Click here for more info. 

Camp Yoga Canmore: September 16–18, 2016

Now that video games and colouring books are in vogue for adults, it only seems logical that summer camp would follow. "Think cabins, bunk beds, rock-climbing and archery meets live music, DJ raves and wine tasting," their website boasts—all centred around yoga classes taught by some of Calgary's finest. Click here for more info.

Canmore Ultra Marathon and Relay: October 9, 2016

Good luck keeping up with the marathoners and triathletes that live and breathe Canmore's mountain air. This race is one of Canada's most popular ultra marathons, taking runners through 50 kilometres of world-class Olympic trails. Think you can beat the record-holder's time of three hours, 45 minutes? Click here for more info. 

Read (Can)more: Outpost's complete adventure report of Canmore Kananaskis 

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