Strides Canmore opened its doors on March 1st, 2018 to serve the needs of runners, walkers and Nordic skiers of all experience and abilities. Locally owned and community driven, Strides Canmore offers an extensive selection of running shoes, apparel, and gear for every level of runner, walker, and skier. Dedicated and trained staff will fit you in the proper footwear to ensure you can enjoy the trails! Whether you’re walking on the town trails or training for an ultra marathon, Strides Canmore has the product and local trail knowledge to help you reach your goals. All staff members are experienced runners or Nordic skiers, are passionate about the sports and are certified NB Dynamix Elite Fit Specialists.
We’re proud to carry…
- 12 brands of trail and road running shoes
- Light Hiking Shoes
- Kids Trail and Road Running Shoe’s
- Atomic and Madschus nordic skis (classic, skate, and junior), poles and boots
- Nordic Skiing Apparel and Wax accessories
- Extensive selection of running apparel and gear including Arc’teryx, Icebreaker, Craft, Salomon, North Face, New Balance, Mizuno, Asics, and Saucony, Brooks, Black Diamond, BUFF, Suunto
- Sunglasses from Tifosi, and GoodR
- Recovery Products from KT Tape, Addaday, CompressSport
- Sports Nutrition from brands such as Skratch, Nuun, Vitargo, Macrobar, Honey Stinger, Endurance, Tap, Rekarb, Picky Eaters
- Sunscreen, Bug Repellant,
- Sports Hydration Products
- Bear Spray
Hours of Operation
Kylie & Paul McKendrick
Born and raised in Calgary, the mountains were Kylie and Paul’s backyard since they were kids. Kylie’s ski racing background had her in the mountains every weekend and fell in love with running during the summer months of training. Paul grew a passion for touring the mountains as a teenager and has since been exploring by foot, skis or his bike. After 15 years of working the Calgary corporate world, they moved out to Canmore with their family to raise their 3 children in the mountains. Combining their business backgrounds with their passion of running and the trails, they opened Strides Canmore in March, 2018.
Dave Aschim has been adventuring in the Bow Valley for over 10 years. Drawing up ultra routes in the backcountry and running off the beaten track drives him to stay fit. Whether its climbing them, skiing them, running over them, or talking about them, Dave loves the Rockies! Ask Dave a story of his time exploring the mountains and you’ll be entertained for hours!
Lyen started trail running 3 years ago after a climbing injury sidelined him. Since then, he has
found it’s a lot easier to explore the local mountain ranges without having a 30 pound pack on.
Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Lyen has found his home in Canmore enjoying the local trails
and pursuing personal feats in the mountains! Lyen is well known for his in depth knowledge of
gear and all things running!
Anna is a Canmore local who has grown up in the mountains running, hiking and skiing. She started competing in running races at the age of 4, competed in track and field through high school, and is now a member of the Junior National Team in Biathlon. She also continues to coach and compete in both cross country running and track and field and does professional photography in her spare time! She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Nordic skiing and running to the Strides Canmore team.
Joelle loves all things mountains! She grew up in Calgary running cross country and track while playing competitive lacrosse on the side. She was awarded a NCAA lacrosse scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where she played 4 years of collegiate lacrosse. After graduating, she followed her heart back to the mountains to indulge in the endless possibilities of the local running and hiking trails!
Nathaniel Mah is a Nordic Combined athlete on the National Team. He started the sport at just 7 years old and has continued on ever since. Being an aerobic athlete a huge amount of his training hours are spent running as cross training. Nathaniel now lives in Canmore AB and continues to train as a high-performance athlete, while sharing his knowledge of sport and running through Strides Canmore!
Emily grew up on the goat trails of the Cabinet Mountains, exploring some of the forgotten corners of Western Montana. To her, life is just more fun in a pair of running shoes. It’s taken her running and racing around the world, but has now settled in the Rocky Mountains and loves to explore and share her backyard with friends, new and old! Through countless trail races of all distances, Emily brings a wealth of trail running experience and knowledge to the Strides team!
Seph has been running almost all his life, pursuing both track and cross-country since elementary school. Now currently a varsity track athlete at McGill University, the passion is still there. Here in Canmore for the summer to work, he is well on his way to exploring the extensive trail network in the Bow Valley. Seph is an accomplished runner, with tons of knowledge in training philosophies, running gear, and the professional running world.