Spectator Info/Tickets

We are so excited for you to join us at the 2016 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon!


Ticket Options

On-Course Standing Tickets – FREE!

  • Come join us as we line the course to cheer on these world-class athletes! NO TICKETS NEEDED FOR COURSE SIDE SPECTATORS.

Group Activity Packages  – price dependent on activities selected

Explore the beautiful Rockies with discounted rates for these exciting activities:

  • Dog Sledding
  • Johnston Canyon Ice Walk
  • Curling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tours of Banff and Lake Louise

Please contact Marketing Director Carly Lewis at clewis@albertaworldcup.com with any questions or for more information regarding group activities.



Want to know the time of the first and last shuttle bus? The start of the big race? Where to watch? Click below.

2016 IBU World Cup Spectator Guide



Canmore Winter Carnival

Location: Canmore Civic Center


February 1, 2016 – March 13, 2016

Canmore Winter Carnival 2016 – World Cup Edition

The Canmore Winter Carnival is a celebration of the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years. The 2016 event will be the biggest and best yet.

Two World Cup events will be part of the carnival along with 45 days of events including ice carving, snow sculpting and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races plus more!

Schedule of Events

Feb 1-7: World Cup Biathlon
Feb 8-14: International Week
Feb 15-21: Family Week
Feb 22-28: Food and Drink Week
Feb 29 – March 6: Arts & Culture Week
March 7-13: Ski Tour Canada – FIS Cross Country World Cup

BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2016 – Canmore

Thursday Feb 4: 11:15 am – SPRINT Men 10km
Friday Feb 5: 11:15 am – SPRINT Women 7.5km
Saturday Feb 6: 10:00 am –  MASS START Men 15km
Saturday Feb 6:   11:30 am MASS START Women 12.5km
Sunday Feb 7: 10:10am – Single Mixed Relay (1 Woman, 1 Man) AND
Sunday, Feb 7:   2:05 pm– Mixed Relay (2 Women, 2 Men)

Ski Tour Canada 2016 – FIS Cross Country World Cup

Tuesday, March 8:  10:00am- Qualifications  Sprint (Classic)
Tuesday, March 8:   1:00pm- Sprint Finals (Classic)
Wednesday, March 9:   10:00am- Skiathlon Women
Wednesday, March 9:   12:30pm- Skiathlon Men
Friday, March 11:   9:45am- Individual Start (Skate) Women.
Friday, March 11:  1:00pm- Individual Start (Skate) Men.
Saturday, March 12:   1:00pm- Pursuit. (Classic) Women.
Saturday, March 12:   2:00pm- Pursuit. (Classic) men.

F E B 1 – M A R 1 3
All races are FREE to attend – just bring your
best cheering voices. Let’s show the world how
Canmore supports our best biathletes!
*NO PUBLIC PARKING* at the Canmore Nordic Centre
February 4 – 7 l 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Limited public parking
 January 28 – Februar y 3 l 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lots 1 and 2 closest to the Biathlon Range are closed.
Free Public Shuttle Buses
 February 1 – 7 starting at 7:45 a.m.
Departing from the downtown Roam bus stop on 9th street
(behind Downtown Visitor Information Centre)
February 1 – 3: Departing every half hour on the 15 and 45.
February 4 – 7: Race mornings departing every 15 minutes.
Most trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre are still open for public
use during race week. Come to cheer and then go for a ski.
Kids ski free on race days too!
Community Art Walk
Artist-led walks from the Canmore Civic Centre to the
Canmore Nordic Centre. Departing from the Civic Centre
1 hour and 15 minutes before each race February 4 – 7.
BMW IBU World Cup
Biathlon 2016
February 4 – 7, 2016
Canmore Nordic Centre