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We invite you to follow the

Pledge to the Peaks

Canmore is a very special place, surrounded by the protected lands of Kananaskis and Banff National Park.  We invite you to follow the Pledge to the Peaks to care for the land, animals and people of Canmore and Kananaskis for generations to come.


Pledge to the Peaks

I acknowledge that I travel, explore, and play in the Treaty 7 Territory region of Southern Alberta. Treaty 7 encompasses the traditional lands of the Îyârhe Nakoda Nations of Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani Nations of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) Confederacy, and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 

I promise to honour and celebrate the land, history, and habitants of this sacred space, for I am a guest in their home. 


I will do this by: 

✔ Respecting the local culture, exploring with an open mind and gentle heart. 

✔ Sharing the space, showing care and consideration for others. 

✔ Treading lightly, leaving no trace behind. 

✔ Gathering memories rather than momentos, leaving rocks, plants, and artifacts in place.

✔ Watching wildlife from a distance, keeping myself—and the animals—safe. 

✔ Preparing for my adventures, respecting the mountains and my abilities. 

✔ Travelling mindfully, being kind to all people, wildlife, and plants.


I pledge to preserve and protect
these peaks for now and for future generations.