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Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
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Canmore Nordic Centre
Location Kananaskis, Alberta
Nearest city Canmore
Area 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Established 1988
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada, located immediately west of Canmore, 105 km (65 mi) west of Calgary.

This provincial park is situated at the foot of Mount Rundle within the Canadian Rocky Mountains along 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 Kananaskis Country's park system.

1988 Olympics

The Canmore Nordic Centre was originally constructed for the 1988 Winter Olympics. The cross-country skiing, biathlon and cross-country skiing part of the Nordic combined events were held there.

1991 Winter Deaflympics

The giant slalom and slalom events were held in the centre for the Banff 1991 Winter Deaflympics, in the Olympic tracks area.

Amenities

The Canmore Nordic Centre provides trails for use by cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers. The park also features a disc golf course.

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.

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