Town of Canmore

Creative Canmore - A 10 Year Cultural Plan

The Cultural Master Plan is a 10-year vision and road map for the planning and delivery of arts and culture that advances participation in, the presence of, and the support for culture in Canmore.  


Canmore and its cultural resources have experienced significant growth since the Town of Canmore did its only cultural master plan in 2003. The growth and evolution in the cultural sector has been seen in both cultural assets and in the Town’s ability to deliver cultural services. In addition, the community itself has evolved to become a premier tourism destination, playground for Alberta residents accustomed to the cultural offerings a major center can provide. 

The Canmore arts community is highly visible, active, engaged, and productive. The vibrancy of arts and culture in Canmore contributes to the livability of the community and the attraction of innovative, entrepreneurial, engaged residents and visitors. 

Project Information

We will be creating a plan that is a 10-year vision and road map for the planning and delivery of arts and culture in Canmore. The creation of this plan will involve a comprehensive review and assessment and culture services and service providers as well as conduct a document review and a current and future state analysis. There will be an overarching vision, recommendations, outcomes, and actions items that will be guided by a monitoring and evaluation plan, feasible timelines, and financial capacity price tag. This includes, but is not limited to, clarifying the role of the municipal-led arts program for residents and visitors.

Get Involved

Thank you for providing your input into the development of the Cultural Master Plan. The final report will be available in the fall of 2019. 

What We Heard Phase One
For a summary of what we heard in phase one of engagement pdf click here (3.89 MB)


Work on the Cultural Master Plan will be completed in 2020.

Advisory Group

On February 5 Council approved a pdf terms of reference (413 KB) for an advisory group.  The group will offer insights, make recommendations, and provide key information to complement the findings and discussions raised by the consultant.  Council appointed one council member, Councillor Comfort, and the following members of the public: James Kendall, Julia Knowlden, Karl Wahl, Charlotte MacNaughton, Brian McClure, Matthew Park, Tamara Ross, Andrew Western, and Dave Carlson.


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