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Canmore Home Tour 2022

Welcome to the first Canmore Eco-Solar Home Tour! On this page you will find the homes that will be open for this year's tour and links to details of each home. Use these details to choose the homes you want to visit on Saturday the 25th of June. These are open house tours. Just make your way to the homes at the times they are open and the homeowners and volunteers will show you around. We'll see you on the tour!

Map of the 2022 Canmore Tour

Can't visit on tour day? See our 2021 virtual tour videos on the Videos and Definitions page.

Canmore Tour Day
Saturday 25 June 2022
Noon to 5pm
Site 1 1 Larch Deep Energy Retrofit Home
507 Larch Place
This home is an example of a deep energy retrofit using the Larssen Truss insulation technique to wrap an existing home. THe home also features a geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system and grid-tied solar.
Details of Site #1  
Site 2 2 Fairholme NNZ Home
821 14 Street
This spacious home is an efficient near net-zero design with a grid-tied solar system. Insulation was built-in with structural insulated panels, efficient windows, and insulated roll shutters. This home has a barrier-free design and an elevator to allow for aging in place.
Details of Site #2  
Site 3 3 Fairholme Laneway Home
814 13 Street
This 600 ft2 garage suite is an example of providing more living space without taking up more land. This bright, south facing suite, is on top of a 2-car garage and is designed with Passive House principles. The suite incorporates an exterior wrap of a special wood fibre insulation to prevent thermal bridging.
Details of Site #3
Site 4 4 Solar Church
617 8 Street
This site is an example of how a significant solar system can be added to a heritage building. This is a community solar project where the church provides space to a solar provider. The members of the church will demonstrate community solar and show how they have been working at improving their energy efficiency.
Details of Site #4
Site 5 5 eBike Charging Kiosk
633 8 Street
This is an example of a pop-up kiosk that can be placed anywhere to rent electric bicycles. The kiosk is made from a repurposed shipping container and has its own independent solar and battery system. This kiosk is designed to provide charging for up to 40 eBikes and to help make transportation and tourism a bit more sustainable.
Details of Site #5  
Site 6 6 Avens Solar Home
159 Moraine Road
This home has a grid tied solar array that is tied into a unique heating system. The twin-source heating system using solar help provide space and water heating when available.
Details of Site #6  
Site 7 7 Eagle Terrace Solar Home
260 Eagle Terrace
This home will demonstrate how grid-tied solar can be added to an existing home. The homeowners also will be showing their recent eBike and electric car.
Details of Site #7