September 2-3, 2023 brings back the full experience of Celtic culture at Centennial Park in Canmore, Alberta – so you’ll want to witness the colours of the tartans and the thrill of the pipes at the 32nd annual Canmore Highland Games. Here’s how you can awaken your inner Scot with some big fun – the Taste of the Highlands, the Canmore Highland Games and the Canmore Ceilidh, beneath the scenic peaks of the Rockies on Labour Day weekend.
Sip the spirits, mead and ale at the Taste of the Highlands. Bring the whole family for the Highland Games – visit the clans, see the heavy sports, shop the Celtic market, watch the sheepdogs at work, observe the intense competitions of highland dancing and piping and drumming, enliven your palate with a Scotch tasting, sample the foods available, quench your thirst while enjoying live Celtic music in the beer garden, and discover the British automobiles on show. Let loose and expose your inner Scot at the Canmore Ceilidh – be ready to hit the dance floor! Headliners this year are Celtica Nova. Always entertaining and definitely unique, Celtica Nova are a blast of Celtic energy and won the “International Celtic Artist of the Year” award at the 2019 Australian Celtic Music Awards!
“The Highland Games has become a signature summer event in our small mountain town. Every year we entertain the visitors to the Games while show-casing affordable Celtic culture in our communities. This creates economic support for all the local businesses who benefit,” says Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society president, Sandy Bunch.