Restricted to designated trails only from June 16 to November 30
Canmore Nordic Centre offers some of the best mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies. The Centre's network of over 100 kilometres of trail includes
Wide dirt roads for leisurely rides to scenic lookouts
Narrower cross-country ski trails for more challenge on rolling terrain
Single-track trails for advanced riders
Trail Sports (located on-site) offers mountain bike rentals, sales and repairs, plus lessons and guided tours.
Follow the mountain bike responsibility code.
Mountain Bike Skills Park
The park has dirt jumps and technical trail features including bridges, drops, skinnies and a wall ride.
It's located directly below Bill Warren Training Centre.
Note that the Mountain Bike Skills Park is an unsupervised area - ride at your own risk!
Each season volunteers assist with modifications and upgrades to the skills park.
Use is free of charge.
Hiking / Trail Running
The Nordic Centre's natural surface trails are ideally suited for training runs of any distance and intensity.
Better suited to mountain biking and trail running, summer trails can also be enjoyed at a slower pace.
Georgetown Trail and Grassi Lakes Trail are the most popular hiking trails in the Park. The Grassi Lakes Trail, Ha Ling Trail and East End of Rundle Route will be closed until the end of 2022. For more information click here.
Ask at the information counter in the day lodge about these trails and other nearby hiking options.
Roller Skiing / Roller Biathlon
Designed with sport-specific training in mind, Canmore Nordic Centre's 6.5 kilometres of paved trail are perfect for athletes of all abilities.
The biathlon range is open during summer months. (Lane must be prebooked by a Range Safety Officer.) The range is linked to roller ski trails.
Roller Skiing Guidelines
Roller Ski Loop at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park:
Roller skiers have the right of way because they DO NOThave brakes. All other trail users must yield to roller skiers.
Observe all directional signage. Do not stop on the paved surface – move to the shoulder of the trail.
Helmet use is recommended on-site and required by Biathlon Canada and Cross Country Canada.
The biathlon range is open during summer months and is linked to roller ski trails. (Range lanes must be pre-booked by a Range Safety Officer)
The roller ski loop at CNC is a multi-use trail for roller skiers, cyclists, and hikers.
Roller Skiing on Public Roadways:
Follow the same rules as cyclists. Keep right, stay single file, and follow therules of the road.
You can use bicycle infrastructure when roller skiing. This includes all bicycle lanes, dedicated bicycle paths, and mixed use paths.
When roller skiing on multi-use pathways, be courteous and friendly. Slow down around vulnerable trail users, and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
Adventure Course: 1km - 8 km, depending on which checkpoints are visited
This is a good course for exploring the park at your own pace and developing navigation and map reading skills. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in which order.
Competitive runners score maximum points by visiting all controls in the least amount of time. The adventure course requires travel on and off the trail network.
Selecting some of the closer controls is great way to introduce kids to navigation and map reading in a "treasure hunt" atmosphere.
Green Race Course: 1.5 km - 2 km
Once you've mastered the basic concepts of orienteering, challenge yourself to see how fast you can complete the race courses.
The Green Race Course is the easiest with minimal off-trail travel required. It's suitable for children and beginner adults.
Checkpoints must be visited in the specified sequence.
Blue Race Course: 4 km - 5 km
Navigation on the Blue Race Course is more difficult. Checkpoints are located in less obvious positions.
This course is suitable for mountain bikes, with checkpoints on trails.
Black Race Course: 7 km - 8 km
This course is the ultimate test of speed and navigation.
Mountain Bike Orienteering
Challenge yourself to navigate the park on your bike using a variety of trails. The Green Race Course, Green Plus Race Course, and Blue Race Course are suitable for mountain bike orienteering.
Course maps and compasses are available for a small fee at Trail Sports, located on-site.
Canmore Nordic Centre's 18-hole disc golf course is known for its beautiful setting and challenging nature.