Town of Canmore

Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan

What is Happening

On May 3, 2022 Council approved an amendment to the Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (the General Precinct) and the Town’s Land Use Bylaw (the Bow Valley Trail General Commercial District) based upon an application to add the following:

  • Wholesale Sales use
  • Development bonuses in exchange for Common Amenity Housing, Employee Housing and/or Vital Housing
  • Relaxations, where the intent is still met, for the design of amenity space required for Common Amenity Housing and Employee Housing.

A red-lined copy of the ARP is available for review pdf here (485 KB) .

A red-lined copy of the Land Use Bylaw is available for review pdf here (312 KB) .


Please fill out the Contact Planning Form and a member of the Planning & Development team will respond to you.

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 Goodstoney 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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