Town of Canmore

Child Minding

For current hours of operation, please see the Elevation Place Calendar.


Little Bear's Den

When parents or caregivers are using our Elevation Place facilities and programs, child minding services are available for children ages 6-months to 7-years-old. Your child will be cared for by professional staff with child-minding training and experience. All of our staff have security clearance and possess a current First-Aid certificate.




  • Reservations for Child Minding are available to complement our Fitness CORE class times. Reservations cannot be made for other times of the day.
  • Members are able to book up to three (3) days in advance. All other users can book one (1) day in advance.
  • All other visits will be drop-in and first come, first served until our capacity is full.

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Pricing (all prices include GST)

Member Non-Member
Drop-in (per half-hour) $3.50 $4.50
20 x Half-Hour Bulk Pass $63 $81



Health and Safety

  • Toys and equipment are disinfected daily to ensure a clean and safe environment
  • If your child is showing signs of illness, please refrain from visiting. Families must self-screen before each visit using the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist (for Children Under 18)
  • Full washroom and diaper-changing facilities are available
  • If parents prefer that their children wear a mask during their child's stay, the staff at the Little Bears' Den will support that decision. 



Additional Notes

  • Maximum stay is 2 hours
  • Parents are encouraged to pack a snack for your child; snacks with nut products are not permitted
  • Please label your food containers and bottles
  • While we typically welcome your child's special object (e.g. blanket, stuffy, etc.), we are discouraging items that cannot be sterilized.
  • If your child has difficulties adjusting to being left in childcare, please allow extra time to make them feel comfortable and secure before you leave

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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