October 13, 2011
posted by Windtower
Canmore and Banff is one of the best places to be this October. From the 2011 Disc Golf Air Race to the Festival of the Eagles, there are activities for vacationers, sports fans, and all travelers alike. Some of the exciting events include:
2011 Disc Golf Ace Race
The Race Is On! Come October 1st, disc golfers gather at the Canmore Nordic Centre for one purpose: to throw aces! No putting, no approaching... just runnin' at the chains. Last years event drew 125 players and was the 3rd largest Ace Race in the World in a field of over 200 events worldwide. This year, Canmore is poised to hold the largest event in the world. Visit the Alberta Disc Golf Page for more information about this event www.albertadiscgolf.com
Festival of the Eagles
Become “enraptured” on October 15th! Join all levels of birdwatchers in this autumn celebration of the ancient migration of the golden eagle along the Canadian Rockies. Share in the spirit of the eagle, take part in guided hikes, or listen as interpreters explain this ancient phenomenon. For more information, visit http://www.canmore.ca/About-Canmore/Community-Celebrations/October-Festival-of-Eagles.html.
Quilt Festival & Tea
On October 16th and 17th, The Quilt Festival and Tea celebrates the Mountain Cabin Quilters’ Guild of Canmore. The show features a merchant mall, quilt raffle, door prizes, and presentations of donations to local charities. For more info, contact the Sugar Pine Company at (403) 678-9603.
UFC 136 & 137: Edgar vs Maynard III and St-Pierre vs Condit
UFC 136 & UFC 137 will air Saturday October 8th and 29th, both at 7pm. As with all UFC events, the Bonjour Bistro at Windtower will be open and for a $20 door cover charge per person, you will get to watch the fights in HD, all-you-can-eat chicken wings, one pint of Big Rock Beer, and a chance to win UFC t-shirts and event posters. We are always busy for events, so make sure you plan to arrive early!
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Bring mountain stories to life! The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival brings you the world’s best mountain films and speakers. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild. This event is held at the Banff Centre, just a short 20-minute drive from Windtower. For more info, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/.
Packages & Specials
The best part is that the Windtower Lodge & Suites is located close to all the action and we can help you with the perfect package! Call 1.866.609.6600 to book now or visit our Packages & Specials page for our latest packages.