Every municipality must be transparent with their planning documentation. The Town of Canmore is committed to listing, publishing, and updating the list of all planning policy documents, and describing how they relate to each other and to the municipality’s statutory plans. Generally, the Town of Canmore's planning policy documents can be found here:
As well, here are some categories to help you find what you're looking for:
(177 KB) Outlines strategies for the provision of affordable housing as directed in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP).
The MDP directs the Town of target 20% of housing growth as non-market affordable housing.
The MDP directs the Town to use this Policy for implementation of the MDP.
Deals with private development on public lands.
Deals with private development on public lands.
(1006 KB) A policy to set parameters around the Town's acquisition and disposal of land.
The MDP directs the use of these guidelines for applications for subdivision and development.
(101 KB) The Land Use Bylaw allows for cash to be paid in lieu of providing on-site parking stalls at development.
(910 KB) Establishes criteria for evaluating requests to install private entrance features in the municipal road right-of-way (MROW).
(6.12 MB) The Land Use Bylaw requires the submission of a Sustainbility Screening Report for certain types of applications.
(107 KB) A plan direct growth and development in the Town Centre as Canmore's primary area of social interaction and focus for civic and cultural identity.
(41 KB) The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) refund policy identifies when the required fees for an appeal to the SDAB may be returned to the appellant. Required fees for making an appeal to the SDAB are set in the Fee Schedule Bylaw.
(28 KB) The Land Use Bylaw requires an occupancy certificate to be issued prior to occupancy.
(34 KB) The Municipal Government Act allows for the collection of fees and levies at development and Subdivision.
The Municipal Government Act provides the authority to a municipality to name roads and assign numbers to buildings or land, and to display the address in a certain manner.
(169 KB) The MDP directs the Town to provide support to arts and culture programs.
(6.89 MB) The MDP directs infrastructure master plans be prepared and maintained by the Town to identify the existing capacity, and the short and long-term upgrading requirements.
(7.97 MB) The MDP directs infrastructure master plans be prepared and maintained by the Town to identify the existing capacity, and the short and long-term upgrading requirements.
(12.16 MB) The MDP directs that the ITP be used to direct future improvements to the existing transportation network and in the planning of new streets and developments.
(3.41 MB) The MDP and the LUB require an EIS be prepared for certain land use and development applications.
(2.62 MB) The MDP directs use of the Guidelines for the identification of riparian areas and development of management options to determine waterbody setbacks.
(11.97 MB) The MDP directs the Town to have regard for the Guidelines in evaluating development proposals within or adjacent to a habitat patch or corridor.
(2.25 MB) The MDP directs to the Town to refer to the Guidelines for decisions relating to trail development and recreational use of wildlife corridors.
(2.85 MB) The MDP and LUB provide requirements for development proposals on lands affected by steep creek hazards.
(5.60 MB) The MDP and LUB require a more wildfire hazard and risk assessment to be prepared for lands that are identified in the hazard mapping.
(20.68 MB) The MDP provides direction for subdivision and development proposals within or adjacent to high wildfire hazard areas to align with the design principles of this report.
(5.06 MB) The MDP provides direction that development proposals adjacent to the railway to have regard for the Railway Guidelines.
Parks and Recreation
(173 KB) MR and ER are acquired by the Town at subdivision approval. The MDP provides high level guidance for parks and open spaces.
(3.78 MB) The MDP directs the Town to plan for and manage trails and open spaces in accordance with this plan.
(1.36 MB) MR and ER are acquired by the Town at subdivision approval. The MDP provides high level guidance for parks and open spaces.
(5.19 MB) The MDP directs the Town to plan for and manage recreational facilities and spaces in accordance with this plan.
(218 KB) Municipal reserve dedication, excess dedication and deferrment are considered at subdivision approval.
(902 KB) The Settlement Agreement directed the preparation of the Master Zoning Bylaw DC1-98 which governs the development of Three Sisters lands.
The province requires the Town of Canmore to have an MDP to provide a long-term vision for the community which outlines the municipality's plans for the future pattern of development.
(1.88 MB) Referenced in the MDP as a background document used in the preparation of the MDP.
(253 KB) Referenced in the MDP as a background document used in the preparation of the MDP.
(289 KB) The MDP directs the Town to facilitate the development of facilities and programs that provide opportunities to youth, and these decisions should reflect the outcomes of the needs assessment.
(6.18 MB) The MDP directs the Town to align with broader regional planning initiatives.