Our Resources

There are lots of free resources available that will make difficult topics like housing, healthcare or groceries easier. We're here to connect you with them.

Physical Well-Being

What can you do in Canmore to promote your physical well-being? 

‣ Be active
‣ Eat well
‣ Sleep well
‣ Manage substances
Sports & Recreation
Town of Canmore Facilities
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
Affordable & Free Programs
  • Town of Canmore Programs, drop in. Elevation Place for climbing and swimming year-round indoors
  • CYAN events
  • In Winter: Skating and hockey on pond and rinks, Sledding, Nordic skiing free after 5pm at Canmore Nordic Centre
  • In Summer: Walking, Hiking, Biking, Bike parks, Skateboard Parks, Frisbee golf, Rock Climbing
Substance Use 
  • Alberta Health Services (AHS) Addiction: 403-678-4696 option 2
Medical Assistance
  • Alberta Health Link: 811
  • Canmore Hospital Emergency: 911 for an ambulance 

Social Well-Being

What can you do in Canmore to promote your social well-being? 

‣ Be open-minded and curious
‣ Attend events and participate
‣ Volunteer and give back
‣ Ask for help

Join sports groups, attend drop-ins, try new sports, network

The Arts

Canmore has an exciting arts and cultural events scene. Concerts, festivals, gallery events – take it all in!

Mental Well-Being

What can you do in Canmore to promote your mental well-being? 

‣ Connect to others: Build friendships and feel supported
‣ Learn something new
‣ Know the resources available that can help
‣ Stay healthy in mind and body
Talk to someone

YWCA Emergency Women's Shelter in Banff

Education & Career

What can you do in Canmore to positively enhance your working experience?

‣ Socialization, networking, building friendships
‣ Ask for support from supervisors/managers for your well-being
‣ Learn new things at work and outside work
Education & Career


Rental Options
Staff Accomodation
Canmore Community Housing

Food Security

  • Food & Friends Community dinners: Free community meals Monday nights at 5pm at St. Michael’s Anglican Church aimed to build social cohesion 
  • Canmore Food Recovery Barn: Redistribution of landfill-destined food on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Bow Valley Food Bank: Emergency subsidized hampers available to qualified recipients
  • CYAN Pasta nights: Affordable and delicious monthly dinners. By donation.
  • Bow Valley Good Food Box: A discounted monthly supply of fruit and vegetables, supported by community groups.
  • Bow Valley Food Alliance: Community group working to achieve food sovereignty in the Bow Valley.
  • Power Tuesday: 5% discount at Save-on & Safeway the first Tuesday of the month


Canmore is a pedestrian-friendly, bike-friendly town.

Affordability Service Program

Affordability Service Program: Run through the Town of Canmore – offers discounts on ROAM transit, recreation, food supports and lots more.

Banff Access Program - Discounts on classes, programs, transit passes, purchases at participating businesses and more.

Child Care & Family Support

Family Resource Network: events, socializing, classes, courses, workshop and general fun!


The Bow Valley is home to wildlife including bears, elk, cougars and wolves. They’re often drawn into our community to graze on berries and green grasses. In Canmore, we co-exist with wildlife.

Canmore has made great strides towards reducing human-wildlife conflicts.  We must all play a part. 

  • Stay on the trails
  • Honour closures
  • Proper use of our bear-proof garbage, recycling and composting facilities 
  • Always clean up after yourself when outdoors 
  • Be prepared: carry bear spray (and know how to use it!), keep a distance from all wildlife and make noise as you travel even along the trails in town  
  • Report sightings to 403.591.7755

  • WildSmart: Check their channels for regular bear reports, trail closures 
Other Environmental Issues
Wildfire and Climate Change
Safety in the Backcountry
  • Avalanches are a risk. Take a course, be prepared.
  • Wildlife safety. Follow the tips above.
  • Travel in groups, report where you’re going, be prepared
  • Kananaskis Country Rescue: contact for help in an emergency and learn how to be safest in getting help

As a Canmore resident, you’re part of building a sustainable future for our community. Here are some local organizations working for a greener future. Volunteer and learn more!

Government & Politics

  • Federal: MP Blake Richards represents Banff-Airdrie in the federal government in Ottawa, Canada’s capital
  • Provincial: MPP Danielle Smith represents Banff-Kananaskis in the provincial government in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital.
  • Municipal: Our Town Council is the local municipal legislative body that represent the citizens of Canmore. It consists of the Mayor and 6 Town Councillors, plus various public volunteer-led committees
Get involved!

Newscomers & Language Resources

Disabilities Resources

Connect with Canmore and thrive!

Get involved! Get active! CYAN is here to support you. 
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