Town of Canmore

Pedestrian and Cyclist Only Main Street

To increase mobility and safe physical distancing for residents and visitors accessing local businesses, we are returning Main Street to a pedestrian and cyclist-only space in summer 2021. Cars will no longer be able to travel down Main Street from 6 Avenue to 8 Avenue as of Wednesday, May 5 (weather dependent) until October 15. Pedestrians will continue to have the right-of-way on both our multi-use pathways and in this downtown zone. 

Are you a business on Main Street? Consider applying for the Main Street Pedestrian Zone permit to make use of the public right-of-way for your business to provide services while accommodating appropriate physical distancing measures.   Other economic recovery programs, such as the COVID-19 Safe Space Grant, are also available. 

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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