Town of Canmore

Kananaskis Way Residential Rental Apartment

What is being proposed?

The applicant is proposing to create a new land use district for their property and construct a purpose-built 155 unit residential rental building at 120 and 130 Kananaskis Way.




The proposed district is different than the current Bow Valley Trail General District (BVT-G) primarily through a greater maximum height and the ability to build an entirely residential building, but is similar to the zoning on the adjacent Coast Rental Apartment site. Unlike the adjacent zoning on the Coast site, this application proposes 15% of the units to be limited to Employee Housing, ensuring that, of 155 units, at least 23 would have occupancy limited to Bow Valley residents. The proposed district is inconsistent with the Bow Valley Trail (BVT) Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) that establishes a maximum residential amount of 50% for any single development. The proposed district would allow 100% of the development to be residential.  

The proposed district includes a provision for lower parking requirements for a rental building. Should the building convert to a condominium ownership model, it is expected that parking demands would be higher and additional parking would be required to be provided in accordance with the general parking requirements of the Land Use Bylaw (Section 4.3.2.). The proposed alternate parking standards are consistent with those recently approved for the Coast and Palliser Moustache sites, however additional bicycle parking is proposed for this site at a minimum of one bike stall per unit. 

This site proposes significant density. It is located in a commercial/mixed use area and therefore has less disruption on an existing residential neighbourhood, but there are immediately adjacent residences in the existing two storey mixed use development to the southwest of the proposed site.



1. Bylaw 2017-30: 120-130 Kananaskis Way DC District and 2017-34: Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan Amendment – Residential Buildings passed first reading on November 7, 2017. 

2. A public hearing will be held on November 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Canmore Civic Centre on Bylaw 2017-34 and 2017-30.

Verbal and written comments will be accepted by council at the public hearing. Written submissions must be received by the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time before the close of the public hearing and refer to Bylaw 2017-30 or 2017-34. Any submissions will be recorded as submissions for both bylaws in this combined public hearing. Receipt of all such submissions will be confirmed in writing by the municipal clerk. Only one copy of a written submission is required in advance or at the public hearing. Digital submissions are encouraged. All submissions become public documents and persons may want to limit personal information provided.

Anyone may make a verbal presentation at the public hearing. Advance bookings are not required. Verbal presentations at the hearing are limited to five minutes.

3. The bylaw may receive second and third reading in December 2017 or January 2018.


For more information please call Alaric Fish at 403-678-1516.

You can view a copy of the bylaws here:

pdf Bylaw 2017-30 120-130 Kananaskis Way Direct Control District (393 KB)
pdf Bylaw 2017-34 Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan Amendment - Residential Buildings (171 KB)


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