Local Organizations
Kananaskis Country, Canmore & surrounding area

The Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance is a volunteer based group of trail enthusiasts committed to the future of mountain bike trail access in the Bow Valley and Banff National Park. We support mountain biking in a landscape struggling to balance the challenges of development, recreational needs and a healthy wildlife habitat.

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The Canmore - Bow Valley Bed and Breakfast Association strives to provide visitors with a truly unforgettable holiday experience. You can be assured of good quality all members of the Canmore Bow Valley bed and breakfast Association's are licensed and inspected by the Town of Canmore, Alberta Health Services and an Association designate.

Box 8185, Canmore, Alberta

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Established in 1997, the Canmore Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the official body of representation for Canmore Hotel and Lodging properties. Our members are owners and operators of hotels, motels, inns, resorts, lodges, and industry suppliers.

The association represents the political and economic voice for transient accommodation providers in Canmore, as well as providing a forum for owners and managers to discuss issues that affect tourism and the lodging industry in Canmore.

The CH&LA holds monthly networking and information meetings, hosting a variety of industry-related speakers. All members are welcome to attend.

P.O. Box 8276, Canmore, Alberta

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The Canmore Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) has been in existence for more than 25 years and formally organized under the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act for more than 15 years. The Club has an active membership of roughly 600 members year in and year out. Our Mission: To promote participation and excellence in the sports of cross country skiing and biathlon in our community.

Box 8383, Canmore, Alberta

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The Canmore Young Adult Network (CYAN) is an organization located in Canmore, Alberta. CYAN also acts as a bridge between local government, other community organizations and local businesses to ensure that Canmore’s young adult voices are heard, respected, and considered when it comes to local event planning and decision making. CYAN’s mission is to connect young adults with each other and local resources, and amplify their voices within the community. By providing young adults with social opportunities, as well as helping them participate in conversations surrounding policy, our goal is to create a sense of belonging, develop confidence and encourage participation in our local Canmore community. CYAN hosts events on a weekly, monthly and one off basis.

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The Friends of Kananaskis Country is a federally-registered charity committed to sharing this special place with the world through education, community engagement and volunteer participation. We are aligned with the Government of Alberta’s vision of engaging the public in participating in the long-term use and enjoyment of Kananaskis Country though a co-operating agreement we have with Alberta Parks.

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The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) is a purely volunteer group of Bragg Creek residents that are working hard to design, build and maintain trails and pathways for the benefit of residents and visitors of Bragg Creek.

Box 1379, Bragg Creek, Alberta

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The Interpretive Guides Association is a non-profit organization that started as the Mountain Parks Heritage Interpretation Association (MPHIA) in 1997. Our mission is to establish and maintain high standards in heritage interpretation in Canada's mountain parks.

Suite 204, 820 Main St., Canmore, Alberta


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The Kananaskis Improvement District (“KID”) is an unincorporated municipality located southwest of Calgary, Alberta, in some of western Canada’s most scenic mountain landscapes. The KID encompasses approximately 4,000 square kilometers and has a population of 249 (2011 federal census).

Box 70, Kananaskis Village, Alberta


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The Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre (RMASC) is a Not for Profit Society with the primary aim of providing any individual with a disability the chance to access all sporting and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. Based in Canmore, Alberta, RMASC is making strides in enabling children and adults with any physical, intellectual, cognitive or developmental impairments to participate in all the fantastic sports and adventure activities that are available in the stunningly beautiful Bow Valley, including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and its surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 8114, Canmore, Alberta


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The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) is a cycling based sport club situated in the Bow Valley (Canmore and Banff), Alberta. RMCC’s mission is to provide an organization through which people of all ages may pursue their passion for cycling in the many forms of the sport, both leisure and competition, including road riding, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, racing, training, skill development and social riding. RMCC offers a number of cycling programs to its members from group riding to adult and youth programs and organized licensed racing.

Box 8515 Main, Canmore, Alberta

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The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is a unique member-based organization that advocates for balance between sustainable tourism, protection of ecological integrity and positive visitor experience in our mountain parks. Formed in 1994, AMPPE is a respected organization that is invited to policy tables across the country in relation to tourism and the environment in Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks.

229 Bear St, Banff, Alberta

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Tourism Canmore Kananaskis is a membership based organization providing visitor information and marketing support services for its member accommodators, activity and adventure operators, and other businesses in the Canmore Kananaskis Region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Come to our Visitor Information Centre, located downtown across the street from the Canmore Civic Centre, for assistance booking activities, accommodations, dinner reservations, hiking guides and maps, and much more. For additional information, click on our web link below. Live more, Play more, Do more!

907A 7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta


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The WildSmart Community program is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions.

Suite 201, 600a 9th Street, Canmore, Alberta


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