Town of Canmore

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)?

An IDP is a plan between two municipalities with common boundaries that outlines how certain lands along the common boundary will be used and developed. It also considers other physical, social, or economic consideration in the development of the area. You can find the plan on the Guiding Documents webpage.  

What is the role of an IDP and how does it fit into the hierarchy of statutory plans?

An IDP is a statutory plan between two municipalities that provides guidance in the planning and development of lands adjacent to the municipal boundaries. It provides direction and requires consistency with the other individual municipalities’ statutory plans, including Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans. Notwithstanding the IDP, each municipality maintains local autonomy and responsibility with respect to decision-making within their municipal jurisdiction.

Intermunicipal Development Plan Overview Map

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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