- In 1988, Alberta hosted the world for the Winter Olympics in Calgary.
- The Canmore Nordic Centre was the venue for all cross-country ski and biathlon events.
- Over time, changing technology and standards meant the Canmore Nordic Centre was no longer able to host international events.
- In 2004, the Government of Alberta committed to bringing the Canmore Nordic Centre back to full international standards.
- The renewal was also planned to improve the recreational experience for everyone who uses Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.
- In January 2008, the final phase of the multi-year renewal was completed.
- Recertified to host any international biathlon or cross country ski events
- 12.5 kilometres of new cross-country ski and biathlon competition courses that meet top Federation Internationale du Ski and International Biathlon Union requirements
- Expanded and modernized cross-country and biathlon stadiums that meet international standards
- High-capacity snowmaking system for stadiums and all competition courses (13.5 km)
- Warm-up and wax test area adjacent to a new fully ventilated team waxing facility
- Expanded and renewed biathlon technical building
- Home to Canada's national biathlon and cross-country ski teams
- Expanded and renewed Day Lodge, food services, parking and roadways
- 6.5 kilometres of lit, 12 metre wide recreational ski trails
- High-capacity snow making system for 7.5 km of recreational trails
- 5.5 km paved roller ski trail
- Mountain bike skills park
- 18-hole disc golf course
- All-season orienteering course