This tartan was designed by Dorothy Garen in May 2000 and it represents Canmore's Scottish roots,
namely King Malcolm Ceann Mor and the Scots who worked the Canadian Pacific Railway and
settled in this area.
Each colour represents an aspect of life in Canmore:
green is for the evergreen forests,
blue and yellow are for the sunny Alberta skies,
black represents the coal mines,
white for the winter's snow-capped peaks, and
fuschia represents the mountain heathers and wildflowers.
The colours were chosen to be both regional and historical.
The Canmore Highland Games tartan has been adopted as the Town's official Scottish colours. The Games began
in 1991, and are held annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend. The tartan available through the
Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society who organise the Canmore Highland Games.
The dress version of the tartan is pictured below.