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Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Canmore Opera House

Restriction Dependent *
7am - 10pm
1512 sq. ft.

* According to the latest restrictions from the Alberta government, indoor gathering are not permitted for the time being. For the latest provincial updates, please check


The Canmore Opera House has always been a place for our neighbours and visitors to gather and to connect with one another. At the end of last year, the Alberta Government had put into place new heightened restrictions. All indoor recreation facilities had to close their doors, this included community halls and centres.

We had planned to open at the end of January 2021 based on information given at the beginning of Alberta’s lockdown. With the unknown carrying on into February our team has made the hard decision to remain closed until further notice while our home continues to do their part to reduce the number of cases. This closure includes the public washrooms attached to the back of our facility.

Our team is monitoring every update given by Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government, waiting for a time when it is safe to open our doors again with new safety procedures and policies. At this time, we will not be accepting bookings until 30 days prior to the event and will be processing them at a first come, first serve basis.

For those who currently have bookings in the month of February, please contact our team at 403-678-6862 or by email at to discuss your booking.

Once again, the Canmore Opera House Community Centre Team would like to thank all of our guests for the support, kindness and understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming the community back when it is safe to do so.

To read the latest provincial updates, please visit:

To read the latest updates from the Town of Canmore, please visit:

Thank you,
Canmore Opera House Community Centre Team

* these guidelines are as of December 2020 we are doing our best to keep up with provincial government regulations, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Spring Creek’s Canmore Opera House

It is a replica of the original Canmore Opera House was built as a band hall in 1898, its logs cut from the slopes of Ha-Ling Peak.

During its heyday in the early 1900s, the Canmore Opera House was one of the town’s most important gathering places. A location where residents and visitors could come together for concerts, plays, dances as well as more modest events like whist drives and mine-sponsored Christmas parties. Far and away, it was the most popular place for entertainment in the Canadian Rockies…and it was the center of community spirit in Canmore.

While original Canmore Opera House has spent the past 53 years in Calgary’s Heritage Park, developer Frank Kernick has built a replica in Spring Creek as a gathering and event space for neighbourhood residents and the broader community.

More than anything else, Spring Creek’s Canmore Opera House is a versatile space for Spring Creekers to socialize, connect and enjoy mutual interests. The space accommodates a vast variety of events certain to strengthen the sense of community that already exists in this vibrant neighbourhood at the heart of downtown Canmore.

Booking – Canmore Opera House

The Canmore Opera House is open to the town of Canmore for scheduled times available. For either viewing as a point of historical interest or as a facility to rent for other groups and organizations.

Details and Resources


Canmore Opera House Floor Plan

Liability Waiver

Canmore Opera House Virtual Tour
Facility Dimensions:
  • 27’ W x 56’ L – 1512 sq. ft. main level
  • Stage: 24” H x 10’ deep x 27’ W – on main level
  • 120 Chairs
  • 8 Round tables
  • 4 Rectangle tables
  • Sound booth with speakers – easy to play music through an Iphone or Ipod
  • Large screen & projector
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bar area – with fridge, dishwasher & ice well
  • Downstairs servery with fridge, microwave & sink
  • Men’s washrooms – 2 stalls
  • Women’s washroom – 3 stalls
  • Downstairs meeting room
  • Air conditioning
Main Floor Capacity:
  • Standing only – 109 persons
  • Theater Style / Row Seating – 100 persons

Booking Request Form

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