The Biosphere Institute is a community resource centre that provides easy access to research studies, technical reports, and other conservation and management planning documents.

As the Bow Valley strives to balance the popularity of our landscape with its natural values, it is crucial that community members are educated and able to engage in meaningful dialogue. The Biosphere Institute’s library provides land managers, elected representatives, business leaders and the public with the best available resources to understand our history and to inform our decisions about our future.

Many of our library resources are available online through the Canmore Commons, a web-based publication that pairs digital copies of technical documents with easy-to-read narrative providing context and historical background. Over 2,300 hard-copy references are also available for viewing and borrowing at the Biosphere office in downtown Canmore.