Canmore Folk Music Festival

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Country and Region CanadaAlberta
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Canmore Folk Music Festival
Box 8098
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2T8 Canada
Phone/Fax: (01) 403-678-2524
Tickets: (01) 403-777-0000

Festival Description

The Canmore Folk Music Festival is Alberta’s longest-running folk festival. Held on the Heritage Day long weekend (Saturday through Monday the first weekend in August), the festival has become one of the most successful “happenings” in Canmore’s annual calendar.

Festival Dates August 3 - 5, 2013
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Practical Info:

  • Canmore, Alberta
  • Town of Canmore Official Website—Cultural Directory
  • Travel in Alberta
How to get there:
  • By plane
    • Calgary International Airport
    • Car rentals are available at the Airport. In addition there are many shuttle services which will get you directly to Canmore.
  • By bus
    • Greyhound provides affordable bus transportation from downtown Calgary to Canmore Town Centre.
    • In Calgary
877 Greyhound Way SW, Calgary. 
Phone: 1-800-661-8747
  • By car
    • Canmore is located just outside the entrance to Banff National Park on the Trans Canada Highway (Highway #1) approximately 106 kilometers (66 miles) west of Calgary. The drive from Calgary is on a divided double-lane highway and takes you from the prairies, through the foothills and into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canmore is the first major town you’ll find on your drive west through the Canadian Rockies, and there are 3 exits off the Trans Canada Highway.
  • Transportation in and around Canmore
    • As there are no convenient means of public transportation to get around town (except for cabs) it is advisable to come with a car, or rent a car.


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