Category: Local News and Events

It’s Snowing in Canmore

It may not be the most aesthetic view of Canmore you will ever see; but it’s photographic proof that the snow is back! Ski season may not officially open until mid-November; but Canmore is getting ready with an early September snowfall. Here’s to a great ski season this year!

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Perform in Banff

One of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, performed recently in Banff, with the troop of 32 horses and riders performing a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music at the Banff High School Grounds. The Musical Ride is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by thirty-two cavalry who are regular members of the force. The […]

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Hot Springs Flowing Again

The hot water is again flowing through the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Having dried up last winter, the water began gushing again on Saturday, May 21 and on Tuesday, May 24, it had registered at 30°C. Donna Cook, marketing coordinator for the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, said once it goes up a few more degrees […]

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Banff on Board with Games Bid

16 June 2011 by Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook It’s official! Banff and Canmore are going after the 2014 Alberta Winter Games thanks to the generous financial support of municipalities in the Bow Valley. At its meeting Monday (June 13), Banff’s politicians unanimously jumped on board with a $150,000 grant, which comes hot on the […]

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Town to Replace Avenue Trees

16 June 2011 by Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook Banff is spending close to $90,000 to replace a bunch of dead and dying trees along its famed tourist strip. Although it’s a tough economy and a tight budget year, council saw the value in spending the bucks to return the 100 and 200 blocks of […]

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Royals Visit Calgary

    In the final leg of their Canadian tour, Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge, paid a visit to Alberta last week. The Canadian tour fell on the 125th anniversary of the first royal visit to Canada, by then Prince William, later King William IV; and was the […]

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course Turns 100

July 28 2011 by Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook The long and storied history of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course has close ties to the emergence of Banff as a massive tourism destination. From meager beginnings, it quickly became a course of note, attracting royalty and celebrities to its greens. “It was nothing to start […]

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Bow Valley Celebrates Canada Day in True Canadian Style

This year’s Canada Day celebrations ended with a bang as evidenced in Banff, above. In Canmore itself, the festivities kicked off bright and early with a pancake breakfast in Centennial Park. The famous Canmore Canada Day Parade itself kicked off at noon, this year following a different route f or the first time in its […]

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21st Annual Canmore Highland Games

The weather this weekend this looks good. And that pleases one group in town in particular: Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society’s 21st annual Canmore Highland Games is held today, at Centennial Park. In past years, the Games have been plagued by bad weather resulting in a less-than-desired attendance but this year organizers are hoping for […]

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Bigfoot May Roam in Banff

Thursday 1st September 2011 by Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook Bigfoot believers claim they have DNA evidence that proves the mythical half-man, half-ape-like creature has been roaming the forests of Banff and Kootenay national parks. A group known as Sylvanic, a dedicated bigfoot research organization, say they collected hair samples and video evidence this spring […]

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