Town of Canmore

Explore 2026 Olympic Bid


Read Canmore Specific Information Here

  pdf Info Sheet - Canmore's Role as Host Community (454 KB)  
  pdf Info Sheet - Canmore's Role as Developer of Athletes' Village (379 KB)

Council's Decision

On Nov. 6, 2018 Council voted to support Calgary’s potential bid on the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games and agreed to provide the required IOC Guarantees on the condition that satisfactory terms are reached with other orders of government for funding support sufficient to cover the operational costs of Games delivery in the Town of Canmore. Council expressed their support for the Games citing the legacy opportunities for Canmore to gain 242 units of Perpetually Affordable Housing, additional flood mitigation, and as a result of hosting the Paralympics, improve our accessibility. 

There are many factors that council considered when they made their decision, including:

• Alignment with council’s strategic priorities

• Public opinion

• Explore 2026 principles developed in conversation with the community

• Understanding of bid details and anticipated costs

• Learnings from the PyeongChang Observer Program



Find background information on the process as well as timelines for upcoming decisions.

Read More

Community Engagement

Read a summary of the EXPLORE 2026 engagement activities and the principles that will guide Council in their decision-making.

Read More
Website Security Test