An overdue salute to the trail builders

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Ms. Canmore Runner enjoying the superbly built High Rockies Trail – Photo: Canmore Runner

I’ve been remiss. I’ve spent almost two years enjoying spectacular trails in and around Canmore and Kananaskis. And i’ve spent close to 18 months writing about those trails on this blog. But have I once spared a thought – or a word or two – for those that volunteer their time and effort to actually build and maintain these trails? Nope. Time to right that wrong as I wouldn’t be having all this fun and adventure without the vision, dedication and hard work of the trail builders.  Continue reading

Coming to Canmore: Trails in Motion

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

The world’s trail running film festival, Trails in Motion, is coming to Canmore on Saturday, June 11th, proudly presented by Canmore Trail Culture.

The screening will take place at artsPlace in the centre of Canmore and will begin at 7pm. Doors open at 630pm. Tickets are $15CAD and can be purchased online from artsPlace beginning next week.

There are seven excellent films to enjoy, inspire and motivate and the opportunity to win prizes generously donated by 5 Peaks and Salomon. For a sense of what lies in store, check out the Trails in Motion trailer below:

And if that’s not enough and you really want to make it a trail running weekend spectacular, you could always enter the 5 Peaks race at the Canmore Nordic Centre on the morning of Saturday 11th; and/or join Canmore Trail Culture on the morning of Sunday 12th for a probably more leisurely pot-luck-brunch-run, complete with the opportunity to demo some of the Salomon range of trail running shoes.

Save the date. It’s going to be awesome.

Canmore needs you!

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What’s this? Back again so soon? Two posts in two days!?

So, here’s a great opportunity to influence the planning of the trails and paths in Canmore. The Town of Canmore is actively seeking feedback on its draft Open Space and Trails Plan. Check out the blurb below, visit www.canmore.ca/ostp to read what’s been recommended for particular areas, and let them know what you think… Continue reading