Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
|Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park|
Canmore Nordic Centre
|Area||4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
The park is situated at the foot of Mount Rundle in the Canadian Rockies, along the Bow Valley and the Trans-Canada Highway, at an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft) and has a surface of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). It is part of the Kananaskis Country park system.
The centre was re-developed for the 2005 Cross-country World Cup and future international events. The Nordic Centre hosts national training camps for Canada's biathlon and cross-country ski teams, in addition to providing winter and summer recreational facilities to the general public. It boasts some 60 km (37 mi) of world-class cross-country and biathlon trail systems designed to meet international Nordic competitive standards. The trails are groomed and trackset to accommodate both classic and skating techniques on the same trail. A 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) track is illuminated for night skiing.
The Day Lodge at the Canmore Nordic Centre offers services such as a cafeteria, meeting rooms, maps and information, day lockers, showers, washrooms, equipment rentals, and lessons.
- 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 100-9.
- Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture. "Activities in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park". Retrieved 2007-07-15.