5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Business Traveler

By / 5th December, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Business Traveler

By | December 5, 2016 |

When considering New Year’s resolutions, your first thought might be to focus on personal goals, like eating healthier or hitting the gym more often. But if you spend a large portion of the year traveling for work, don’t overlook the power of setting goals to make that time more enjoyable. Here are five resolutions to set you up for success as you hit the road in 2017:

Resolution No. 1: Slow Down

No matter if you’re flying or driving, whether you or your company book your travel, try to slow down en route. Finalize your itinerary early and allow more time in between destinations. Make an effort to pack ahead of time and efficiently so you don’t start a trip rushed. Arrive at the airport early and enjoy a break before you’re on the move again—or treat yourself to the perks many airports offer, such as a day spa, airline lounge or fine-dining restaurant. Then, compare your non-rushed travel day with your typical routine and see which stacks up more successfully.

Resolution No. 2: Make the Most of Your Time in the Air/On the Ground

Man relaxing while reading a book in airplane.Travel can provide the perfect downtime to brainstorm or strategize. Use the time away from the office to discuss plans, dream up new ideas or create—concepts that can get lost in the day-to-day hustle at work. If you’re flying or taking the train, prep to catch up on some rest, set up your mobile office, or at the end of your trip, reward yourself by catching up on some personal reading or entertainment.

For the best in-flight sleep strategy, pick an exit row window seat to have room to spread out and a place to lay your head. Eat beforehand and carry on music or a sleep application to help you start snoozing once airborne. If you need to be productive, choose an aisle seat for comfort and organize material to get through ahead of time. If there’s WiFi available, you can reply to all those wayward emails and clean up your inbox or carry on with your usual work routine.

Resolution No. 3: Avoid Deadlines on Travel Days

Even if you choose to work en route, reschedule deadlines so they won’t fall on travel days. There’s nothing worse than combining the stress of travel logistics with hard deadlines you must meet on the way to your destination. It can be next to impossible to get much work done on a travel day, especially if the WiFi connection goes down on the plane or train. At minimum, avoid delivering high-priority projects on travel days. Instead, get them done early and arrive at your destination stress-free, or have them postponed until during or after your travel.

Resolution No. 4: Mix Business with Pleasure

“Bleisure Travel” refers to the blending of business and leisure activities by extending your trip or enjoying at least one personal adventure while traveling. “For every business trip you go on, plan ahead on visiting one new site at your destination or en route,” recommends Elizabeth Avery, founder of SoloTrekker4U.

Prior to leaving home, identify a top historic site, special museum or restaurant for even an hour-long visit. Tours can maximize your time since you know exactly how long the activity will take, and you won’t run late for any business afterward. If you don’t have time to research, ask a local or hotel staff for the one attraction that shouldn’t be missed. Another way to enjoy bleisure travel is to use hotel points to extend your stay in a destination. If you opt to have family or a friend join you for the duration of your trip, you can still get in some me-time to relax before you set out to explore with them.

Resolution No. 5: Invest in Personal Relationships

Business travel can get a bad reputation for being lonely, but there are many ways to nurture personal relationships while on the road. Text loved ones frequently throughout the day to check in, and schedule phone or Skype dates at times you know you will not be distracted, such as a solo meal. Choose an activity to do “together” even while apart, such as watching the same show at night and then discussing it. Business trips also allow unique opportunities to invest in old and new relationships. Connect with long-lost friends when you visit their city. Or network and make new professional contacts while you’re on the road.

How to make your staycation feel like a true getaway

By / 2nd December, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

By | October 20, 2016 |

At some point in our lives, we have all returned home from a long trip, walked into the office and said something about “needing a vacation from our vacation.” While traveling far and wide is often a worthwhile endeavor filled with horizon-expanding experiences, sometimes the best vacations are the ones that take place close to home.

These days, everyone is singing the praises of the “staycation.” Given the ability to make the most of every moment without the hassle of security lines, flight delays and other travel headaches, kicking back at home (or close to it) can be a much easier way to unplug and unwind.

Here are tips to help you enjoy some intentional downtime— either by yourself or with people you love, maximizing your fun without having to hop on a plane.

Make a Bucket List

Set the right tone for your time off. Think of all the relaxing things you’ve been wanting to do lately but haven’t had the time to try, and compile them into a list.

Maybe it’s trying the chic new Italian restaurant in your neighborhood, the luxury spa that just opened across town, or a three-season binge of a show you’ve been meaning to stream. Now, you’ve got a mini-bucket list of items to cross off while you’re logged off, and a bunch of specific activities to anticipate.

Digital Detox or Full Screen — You Decide

When it comes to vacations, people tend to fall into two camps: those who crave the opportunity to detach from their devices and those who embrace technology to heighten their fun.

Whichever side of the line you stand on, lean into it all the way during your downtime. If you want to commit to a full digital detox, give yourself permission with this evidence to back you up: Fast Company recently reported on an experiment showing the benefits of putting down your phone for a few days, including deeper sleep, improved memory and even better posture.

Or if you would rather use tech to enhance your time off, look into travel applications like Detour or Guides by Lonely Planet, which can help you discover hidden gems in your own city as if you’re visiting for the first time.

Download the ones you like best, and let them guide you around town, helping you explore amazing new places that have been right under your nose all along.

Pick a Theme

If you’re a sucker for a great theme party, consider doing the same for your staycation. If you’re turning a long weekend into a movie or TV series marathon on the couch, do it up right with movie theater candy, hot buttered popcorn and freshly-laundered blankets.

To enjoy a spa getaway without packing a bag, treat yourself to a $20 manicure or blowout at a local salon and look up some simple spa treatments you can make in your kitchen or pick up at the drugstore.

Go the Extra Mile

Maybe you’re hankering for time off and don’t want to travel, but the idea of vacationing in your own home doesn’t seem that exciting.

If so, the perfect solution could be just up the road. Look up local wineries, state parks or small towns with lots of charm in your area, gas up the car and take a day trip or two. Better yet, check into a local hotel where you can log off, chill out and let someone else make the bed for you.

No matter what kind of staycation you take, you’ll save not only money, but also time and energy — two precious commodities vacations are meant to replenish in the first place.

Canmore Uncorked Returns

By / 24th February, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off
Canmore Uncorked
Canmore Uncorked Food and Drink Festival – awarded Event of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards – returns for its third consecutive year, April 6 to 17, 2016.

Showcasing Canmore’s remarkable dining experiences and attracting foodies from across Canada, the festival will feature 77 daily set-price experiences, as well as incredible signature experiences such as the Culinary Symphony and the Long Table Dinner.

New events for 2016 include The Launch Party on April 5 where five chefs will go head to head for the title of ‘Chef of the Festival’, as well as Bistro Tours on April 12, 13, and 14 where guests will enjoy a progressive dinner visiting four restaurants with a musical performance in each by Quartetto Gelato.

Returning event favourites the Craft Beer Festival, Wine Festival, and Big Brunch will feature two seating times due to popular demand. The Whisky Festival has been expanded to include a selection of spirits, and a full range of the ever-popular progressive dinner tours also return to round out the festival. Set-price experiences will include 3-course dinner menus with $20, $30 and $40 pricing, as well as a selection of restaurants will also offer a $12 lunch special.

See full schedule and book now at http://www.canmoreuncorked.com.  

Festival of Eagles

By / 16th October, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

Festival of Eagles is going Wild! October 16 – 18, 2015
Every year our community comes together at Festival of Eagles to enjoy a day of activities and entertainment in celebration of the Golden Eagle’s migration. We gather, share, learn and enjoy Canmore’s amazing mountain setting.

Join us this year as we celebrate the last year of Festival of Eagles and transition into Wild … an expanded event.

Brian Keating is coming to town! Owner of Going Wild, he is not to be missed.

Join Brian Keating at the Canmore Collegiate High School and let him transport you to amazing places in the world as he presents “Going High”, A spirit-lifting journey.

Brian Keating
7:30 p.m. at the Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre
Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets at Café Books – 826 Main St.

Nature Photography Workshop with Craig Richards – NEW
9 a.m. – 12 noon / Civic Centre Council Chambers
Pre-registration required: bit.ly/1Lpwyhv ***

Canmore Historical Walking Tour – NEW
Rob Alexander
10 a.m. & 1 p.m. / Departs from the Civic Centre

Live Birds of Prey Exhibit
Colin Weir and Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Civic Centre

Spotting Scopes
Golden Eagle Viewing
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Civic Centre

Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre Rock & Fossil Clinic
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Civic Centre

Nature Walks with Ben Gadd
10 a.m. & 1 p.m. / Departs from Civic Centre Plaza
Pre-registration required:bit.ly/1Lpwyhv ***

Bird Walks with Cliff Hansen
11 a.m. (Adults) & 2:30 p.m. (Kids)
Departs from Civic Centre Plaza
Pre-registration required: bit.ly/1Lpwyhv***

BBQ & Live Entertainment with Sid Marty
12 noon – 2 p.m. / Civic Centre Plaza

Pop Up Gallery Opening Reception – NEW
Visit our new Pop Up Gallery and check out the new group show
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Town of Canmore’s Arts and Events Office – 902 7th Ave.

Plein Air Painters – NEW
Some of the best local talent. Spot them around town!
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Story of the Rundle Rock – Kamenka Quarry Tour
1 p.m. / Departs from Civic Centre Plaza
Pre-registration required: bit.ly/1Lpwyhv ***

CMAGS presents Ben Parayankuzhiyil
“Lafarge’s History and Future”
1 p.m. / Civic Centre

CMAGS presents Gerry Stephenson, former Chief Engineer of the Canmore Coal Mine
“Coal Mining in Canmore—95 Years in 45 Minutes”
2 p.m. / Civic Centre

Seniors Tea & Live Entertainment with Sid Marty
2:30 p.m. / Seniors Centre – 600 9 St

*** Pre- registration required for workshops or tours with limited amount of spots available. Register early to avoid dissapointment. ***

A Wild Sunday at ArtsPlace

Art and Stories: Nuptse and Lhotse go to the Rockies
Tamara Hannah
Listen to the story and create your own art
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. / Arts Place
Pre-registration required. Fee applies. http://artsplacecanmore.com/**

Roots and Branches: Painting a Family Tree
Rebecca Ferri
11 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. / Arts Place
$5 drop in fee, limited spaces.

Family Movie – Rango
3 p.m. / Arts Place

Canmore Folk Music Festival

By / 31st July, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

2015 Schedule of Events


Friday, July 31, 2015


Festival Friday, Civic Centre, 6-9 p.m. Free.

  • 6-8 p.m. CKUA live broadcast of The Celtic Show with Andy Donnelly
  • 8-9 p.m. Festival Friday Street Party with Tom Coxworth featuring Shred Kelly

School of Song Concert, Communitea Cafe, 9-11 p.m. Proudly sponsored by the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Hi Jinx Childrens’ Concert, Canmore Seniors’ Centre, 1-2 p.m., with Celso Machado. Free for kids, $2 adults.

School of Song Youth Songwriting Workshop, Canmore Seniors’ Centre, 1-4 p.m. Free ~ intended for youth 12-22 years old.

Highline Magazine Pub Stage, Canmore Miners’ Union Hall, 2-10 p.m. Free with festival wristband or $10/day. Schedule available at 2015 Pub Schedule.

Stan Rogers Main Stage, Centennial Park, 4.30-11.00 p.m.

  • 4:30-5:20 p.m.      Bongewize Mabandla
  • 5:35-6:25 p.m.       Kat Danser
  • 6:40-7:30 p.m.      Amelia Curran
  • 7:45-8:35  p.m.      Old Man Luedecke
  • 8:50-9:45  p.m.      Bahamas
  • 10:00-11:00 p.m.   Shred Kelly

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Highline Magazine Pub Stage, Canmore Miners’ Union Hall, 2-10 p.m. Free with festival wristband or $10/day. Schedule available at 2015 Pub Schedule.

Workshop Sessions, Stan Rogers Main Stage, Stage 2, & Stage 3, Centennial Park, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Schedule available at 2015 Workshop Sessions Schedule.

Stan Rogers Main Stage, Centennial Park, 4.30-11.00 p.m.  

  • 4:30-5:20 p.m.       T. Buckley Trio
  • 5:35-6:25 p.m.        The Sweet Lowdown
  • 6:40-7:30 p.m.       The Small Glories
  • 7:45-8:35 p.m.        Harry Manx
  • 8:50-9:55 p.m.        Martin Sexton
  • 10:10-11:00 p.m.     Hanggai

Monday, August 3, 2015


Heritage Day Free Pancake Breakfast,  7th Ave. beside Union Hall, 8-10.30 a.m. 

Highline Magazine Pub Stage, Canmore Miners’ Union Hall, 2-10 p.m. Schedule available at 2015 Pub Schedule.

Workshop Sessions, Centennial Park, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm. Schedule available at 2015 Workshop Sessions Schedule.

Stan Rogers Main Stage, Centennial Park, 3.30-10.00 p.m.  

  • 3:30-4:20 p.m.         Coig
  • 4:35-5:25 p.m.          John Reischman & Celso Machado
  • 5:40-6:30 p.m.         The Once
  • 6:45-7:35  p.m.         Cecile Doo-Kingue
  • 7:50-8:45 p.m.          Oysterband
  • 9:00-10:00 p.m.       Mike Farris

Please Note: Schedule subject to change.

Gate Opening & Closing Times


  • 3:30 p.m. Advance Ticket Gate opens
  • 4 p.m. Main Gate opens
  • 9:30 p.m. Main Gate closes


  • 9:30 a.m. Advance Ticket gate opens
  • 10:00 a.m. Main Gate opens
  • 9:30 p.m. Main Gate closes


  • 9:30 a.m. Advance Ticket gate opens
  • 10:00 a.m. Main Gate opens
  • 9:00 p.m. Main Gate closes

Canada Day Celebrations in Canmore 2015

By / 29th June, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

The Town of Canmore proudly supports the Canada Day Celebrations by organizing the parade every year.

Parade Route

The parade begins at the corner of Fairholme Drive and 15th Street. It turns left onto Main Street and finishes at the corner of Main Street (8th Street) and Railway Ave.

The Parade disbands and returns via Railway Ave, 10th St and 7th Ave to the original staging area at the Canmore Recreation Centre while the marching bands make their way to Centennial Park to participate in the infield show.



For the most up to date information please visit the official Canmore Canada Day’s website

8 a.m. to 12 noon – Centennial Park 

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Canmore Nordic Ski Club’s Canada Day fun run

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mountain Made Canada Day Market – Civic Centre Plaza
A craft and artisan market with locally made crafts, art, food & fun.


The Parade begins at the corner of Fairholme Drive and 15th Street. Continuing down Fairholme Drive, the parade turns onto Main Street and finishes at the corner of Railway Ave and Main St. Bring your chair or stand and enjoy watching the celebration.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Centennial Park Festivities

Featuring the marching bands infield show, music on the Stan Rogers Stage, community booths and a huge family area with activities and fun for all.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Civic Centre Center Stage

Live music at the Civic Centre Plaza. Join in on the fun.

10.30 p.m. Canada Day Fireworks

Finish the day off with a bang with the fireworks at Millennium Park. Only a short walk from Centennial Park!

* The Civic Centre is located on 7th Ave and 9th Street downtown Canmore.

* Centennial Park is located on 7th Ave and 5th Street downtown Canmore.

* Millennium Park is located on 1st Street and 5th Avenue in south Canmore.


Bike Canmore

By / 5th June, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

Bike Canmore is Canmore’s new mission to create awareness about cycling in Canmore and the surrounding area and to promote Canmore as the most bicycle friendly town in Alberta.

Canmore is home to the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail, three Mountain Bike Skills Parks, and over 80km of multi-use pathways and trails in town. Within an hour drive of Canmore there are over 100 sanctioned mountain bike trails adding up to more than 500km in length.

bikecanmore.ca is a showcase for all aspects of Canmore’s bike culture. From information on beautiful multi-use pathways in town, cycling amenities, and bicycle friendly businesses, to thrilling adventures in surrounding peaks, bikecanmore.ca is a complete resource for residents and visitors that love to ride.

For Canmore bike trail maps you may visit online guides such as trailforks.com and bikepirate.com.

Holiday Inn Canmore supports the bike culture by offering a wash and air pump station as well allowing you securing your bikes in a storage or the guest rooms (as long as you wash your bike first!).

Holiday Inn Canmore hosts the 2015 ATB Alberta Cup

By / 22nd April, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

Alberta Cup

The ATB Alberta Cup is coming to Canmore, Alberta on April 29, 2015. The Alberta Cup provides players, coaches, trainers, administrators and referees an equal opportunity to discover the great qualities of competitive hockey in a well-organized and fair Zone Camp and Select Team competition. The 2015 competition, set in the Canadian Rockies, will feature 5 days of top-level instruction and evaluations from professionals identified by Hockey Alberta.

The teams will assemble in Canmore for practices and instruction on Wednesday, April 29. All eight teams will then play a minimum of three games on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, with playoffs set for Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3rd. The A Final will be played on Sunday, May 3 at 1:45 pm. All games will be played at the Canmore Recreation Centre.

Get tickets. http://business.tourismcanmore.com/events/search?from=4%2F1%2F2015&to=5%2F31%2F2015&isNonStdDateFormat=false&c=12&q=&m=&st=1

The 2015 Alberta Cup needs volunteers for the 2015 event for registration desk, 50/50 tickets, security, merchandise, and game-day operations. If you’d like to volunteer, click the button below and let us know what role interests you. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a8aa2da6ff2-alberta


Canmore Uncorked – Day Two

By / 13th April, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off


Luke Raymond Posted On: April 10 2015 Posted In: Canmore Uncorked

Insider’s Blog Day 2: Thursday 9th

Cloning, Wow. There should be a list of people
who can and cannot clone themselves”
-Ted Danson

Today was a true test of my commitment to the festival – one of those days where cloning myself to be in two places at once would have been desperately useful. Though the quote above raises questions about whether I would qualify of course…

Another stunningly beautiful day in the mountains, and I got to start it with a drive to Kananaskis to do a presentation to the Economic Developers of Alberta Conference – co-incidentally on Canmore Uncorked as an example of positive economic development. Great subject matter (and REALLY easy to talk about with passion), great audience, and of course a beautiful drive that simply never gets boring. But then a tough decision to make; to stay in Kananaskis until my evening event or to head back to Canmore? OK not really that tough – we do have a rather good food festival underway…

Once again the inconvenience of having to work for a living got in the way and I couldn’t get free until after well lunch, so I thought I would focus on a couple of Uncorked Experiences. First up was a return trip toBlake – yes I know I was there yesterday for Gelato and already had the stamp, but he is doing a different tasting every day and I am a real sucker for oil and vinegar tasting which was on the menu for Thursday. On arrival there were NINE plates of oil to taste, with different styles and flavours from all over the world, each paired with a unique and delicious vinegar. My particular favourite was a balsamic glaze with lemon, but frankly I could have bought any of them – I have a feeling that this is going to start getting expensive! For the record, Blake’s Friday special is ‘mixology’ which apparently is WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING. There goes Friday afternoon then…

Now at the risk of going off on a tangent, there are a couple of really encouraging trends we are seeing in Canmore’s already remarkable food and beverage scene. One is the increase in what I will unimaginatively call ‘food manufacturing’ – businesses outside of the restaurant world who are producing foods for customers to take home, for use by other restaurants/caterers, and also for export outside of town. A couple of well established/well known examples are of course Le Chocolatier, Valbella Meats and Grizzly Paw Brewery, but over the past couple of years there seem to have been several new businesses start, grow and take on new premises – just a peek at the Uncorked Experiences section of the Uncorked brochure shows several great examples, including Cake Creations, Canmore Pasta Co, JK Bakery, Le Fournil, and Rave Coffee, all of whom will be tried in the coming days I promise.

To start I wanted to try An Edible Life – a relatively new business on Kananaskis Way that features ‘healthy, honest, ready-made meals that you only need to heat and eat’, which sounds like a pretty good idea in our frantically busy lives. A trip into the store will tell you much more than that – the food, which centres around soups, stews and smoothies is imaginative, delicious and actually extremely healthy. Carole the owner is a holistic nutritionist, and many of the food choices are gluten, dairy and nut free. When you meet her she is also one of those business owners you simply WANT to succeed, as she is pouring her heart into everything – I strongly encourage a trip out to the store to check it out. And if that doesn’t sell it enough, her Uncorked special is a bag of gluten, dairy and nut-free Goji Chocolate Balls, which are truly as addictive as advertised.

The other great trend we are seeing is that of partnership between the members of the F&B industry. An Edible Life partnering with Rave Coffee, UnWined partnering with Le Chocolatier, Canmore Organic Chef partnering with Pasta Co. etc. Wherever you go you are likely to find a collaboration between Canmore’s F&B partners – it is awesome to see and long may it continue. Today Canmore, tomorrow the world!

Cake Creations UncorkedNext stop was Cake Creations on Bow Valley Trail. Now I will be honest here and say I am not a cupcake person – and never have been, much to the annoyance of my daughter – so the store has not previously been on my radar. Which is really the whole point of Uncorked in the first place – getting people into new places and learning what Canmore has to offer. Cake Creations’ Uncorked offer is 2 coffees (or teas) with 2 cupcakes for $10, which is an attractive deal – especially when you can sit on a comfy couch to enjoy it! The real attraction here though is the artistry at work in the store. As we arrived they were working on an order of 300 (yes, three hundred) gold-painted cupcakes for a wedding, and decorating was in full swing – which was totally worth the visit on its own. And yes, the cupcakes (which in my case was also gluten & dairy-free) were delicious.

Finally it was back to Kananaskis where I had an evening conference event, but with a Canmore Uncorked twist. Now as I mentioned earlier I never get bored of that drive, and on a blue-sky day like today it was simply beautiful, and the added bonus was that the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis has JOINED CANMORE UNCORKED for 2015 so I was headed to dinner! This is great because the Delta has some fabulous restaurants – Seasons for example being a simply outstanding steakhouse – and the chefs are highly creative. My meal was splendid, a watercress salad with blistered grapes and candied boar bacon, followed by a bison & venison meatloaf (which I shamelessly chose over the cedar plank salmon), followed by roasted pear bavarois – which I actually felt guilty eating because of the artistry involved in the ‘deconstructed’ presentation.

So with 8 stamps in the passport I figured it was time to call it day. The drive back to Canmore was in the day, but the lack of scenery was more than compensated for by the incredible Northern Lights. What an amazing place we live in….

Canmore Uncorked award winning food & drink festival returns!

By / 23rd March, 2015 / Uncategorized / Off

Set-Price Menus – Every Day

For the 10 days of the festival, diners will be able to enjoy set-price menus at over 26 of Canmore’s best restaurants. Each restaurant will feature a three-course meal with a selection of their best dishes. Menu prices will be set at $19, $29, or $39 to ensure that all patrons enjoy the best meal possible, regardless of their budget. Each time you dine at a restaurant, you will receive a stamp in your Festival Passport, earning you access to a Grand Prize Draw with over $4000 in prizes.

Uncorked 2015

Craft Beer Festival – April 5

Canmore Uncorked will feature tastings of over 30 craft beers. Brew masters, brewery representatives, and managers will share their beer knowledge along with their best craft brews. You will even have a chance to vote for your favourite beer.

Canmore wine festival- April 12

Meet fellow wine enthusiasts while sampling from over 60 wines, 10 spirits, and an array of gourmet appetizers.

Progressive Dinners

Canmore Uncorked will feature 3 progressive dinners from April 6 – 10. The dinners will include a signature dish along with a paired drink at 4 restaurants around Canmore that will be visited consecutively on a guided tour. All tours include transportation.

Mount Rundle Progressive Dinner – April 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Starting at 5:45 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Along the way visit Murrieta’s Bar & Grill, Sage Bistro & Wine Bar, The Wood Restaurant & Lounge, and Thai It Up. Ending at 9:00 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Transportation to each of the four restaurants is included, but transportation to and from The Grizzly Paw is not.

Three Sisters Progressive Dinner – April 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Starting at 6:00 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Along the way visit Crazyweed Kitchen, Iron Goat, Tavern 1883, and The Market at Three Sisters. End at 9:15 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Transportation to each of the four restaurants is included, but transportation to and from The Grizzly Paw is not.

Lady MacDonald Progressive Dinner – April 6, 7, 8 & 9

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Along the way visit Iron Goat, Wild Orchid Bistro, Habitat, and Pizza Co. End at 9:30 p.m. at The Grizzly Paw Brewery. Transportation to each of the four restaurants is included, to transportation to and from The Grizzly Paw is not.


Long Table Dinner – April 11

150 people joining together at one table on 6th Avenue in Downtown Canmore. Six restaurants will each serve one course, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your camera, because you will definitely want to document this culinary experience.

Dishes served by: Crazyweed Kitchen, The Market at Three Sisters, Tavern 1883, Thai it Up, The Iron Goat, and Georgetown Pub.

Gourmet Cooking School

Enjoy a feast for the senses at the Canmore Uncorked demonstration style cooking classes, held every night of the festival at the Paintbox Lodge. Chefs from Bow Valley and beyond will be instructing this interactive night out, filling your belly and expanding your culinary repertoire.

Festival Passport Contest

During the festival, be sure to pick up a Festival Passport at participating locations, as well as the Canmore Visitor Centre. The passport allows you to collect stamps at each restaurant you dine at, entering you to wine over $4000 in prizes, including eating for free at all participating restaurants in Camore.