Facts about the venue
The Canmore Nordic Centre is a world-class Nordic venue with over 60 kilometres of impeccably groomed trails and the largest snowmaking system in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Canmore, this venue is the heart of the charming host town of Canmore.
The Canmore Nordic Centre has been the proud host of many international sporting events, including the 1988 Olympic Winter Games Nordic competitions.
Home to Canada’s National Cross Country and Biathlon Teams. The Ski Tour Canada 2016 will be the 5th FIS Cross-Country World Cup hosted since 2005 at the Canmore Nordic Centre The area has produced such star skiers as Olympic Champions Becky Scott and Chandra Crawford and Olympic Silver Medallist Sara Renner.
• The Town of Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to live, work and play! Opening out across the floor of the Bow River Valley and flanked on all sides by the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canmore offers the best of all possible worlds. Beginning with an enviable geographic location approximately an hour and a half from downtown Calgary and five minutes from Banff National Park east gate, Canmore offers not only a spectacular location but unequalled outdoor recreational opportunities, great food, and great shopping in the heart of some of the world's most breath-taking scenery.
• Canmore is known for its year round outdoor pursuits, attracting tourists from around the world to experience activities such as hiking, biking, dog sledding, rock climbing, white water rafting and of course, cross country skiing.
• The town also has a number of local artisans who showcase their work in a variety of stores down Main Street.
• Canmore is minutes away from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and Bow Valley Provincial Parks, five world-renowned ski resorts, and six breath-taking golf courses.
• The town centre elevation is 1309 metres (4296 Feet) with surrounding summits reaching heights of 2936 metres (9,633 feet).
• Population of 12,300 permanent residents and 6000 non-permanent residents, making Canmore the largest community in the Alberta Rockies
• Economy driven by tourism & hospitality services and a mix of health and wellness, art and culture, and sports.