Town of Canmore

Three Sisters

What’s Happening on Three Sisters Now?

Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) is currently pursuing two separate Area Structure Plans (ASP): 

  1. Three Sisters Village (formerly “Resort Centre”)
  2. Three Sisters - Smith Creek

Next Steps

TSMV has announced they plan to submit draft ASP to the Town of Canmore for review in July.

TSMV has indicated they plan to have conversations with active community groups in July/August to raise awareness of the ASPs and supporting studies, and listen to understand where the community has further input or questions. They plan to seek broader community input in August/September and adapt ASPs submissions based on administration and community feedback. 

TSMV plans to submit their final ASPs in the fall. 

Following the final ASP submission, Council could consider the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek ASPs before the end of 2020, which would be followed by a public hearing. 


On March 3, 2020, a delegate from the Government of Alberta, Rick Blackwood, reviewed the process involved in their  pdf decision to approve the wildlife corridor (1.42 MB)  in Smith Creek.   pdf Proposed Corridor map (708 KB)    pdf Final Three Sisters decision presentation (822 KB)   pdf Wildlife Corridors Cursory Literature Review March 10 2020 Final (506 KB)    pdf 20200128 Wildlife Corridor Golder Evaluation (8.10 MB)    pdf 20200128 FINAL TSVMPL Smith Creek Corridor Application L (1.71 MB)    

On January 22, 2019, TSMV presented Council with the results of their “ pdf What We Heard (1.66 MB) ” report. The report included feedback from nine engagement sessions and over 340 comments from community members. The community outreach took place throughout Canmore in October and November 2018. 

On Oct. 2, 2018 Council approved a  pdf Terms of Reference (319 KB)  that maps out the process and scope of both ASPs. The document outlines details for both ASPs and if approved, gives support from Council for Town Administration to devote resources to the project. You can get more information or provide your input to TSMV at 

In 2017, Canmore Town Council voted against the Resort Centre ASP during first reading and indicated to TSMV their desire to see ASP applications for  what was then known as Three Sisters Resort Centre and Smith Creek, be presented in a way that the vision for the entire property could be considered. 


Three Sisters - Smith Creek

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Three Sisters planning history

Learn more about the history of the Three Sisters lands, development, and area structure plans.

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