Town of Canmore

Quarry Lake Park Enhancements

In 2014 the Town conducted a survey on Quarry Lake Park. The survey asked the public a number of questions including: what is important at Quarry Lake, what should be kept the same and what improvements would make the park better. From that a variety of initial concepts were developed in 2016. The Town is now looking to develop concept drawings for the parking lot and north/south beaches and work with the public to refine them. More information on the 2014 survey, 2016 concept plans and next steps is available below.

What We Heard

Here are the results from the 2014 survey.

Note: Many of the questions were open-ended and the summary data is being provided in a word cloud. The word cloud summarizes the words mentioned most in each question and does not fully summarize all answers coming from each question.

pdf Quarry Lake Survey - Q5 data (66 KB)

Quarry Lake Concept Plan Report

In 2016 a concept plan was developed identifying 11 areas for potential enhancements. These enhancements range from signage, improved trails, additional amenities including beach areas and picnic tables to paving of the parking area. To view the full report pdf click here (16.38 MB) . There are no plans to move forward with the full range of concepts presented in this document. The Town is looking to develop concept designs that address key locations including: the parking lot, north and south beaches, the hill where weddings regularly occur and a few key trail linkages.

Next Steps/Get Involved - Updated October 31

  1. Certain areas have been identified that would have the greatest impact on user experience. We will be working on detailed concept plans for the following areas: the parking lot, north and south beaches, the ‘hill’, plus a few key trails
  2. We will be looking for your feedback in the spring of 2019 on the concept drawings – stay tuned for more details 
  3. These projects are currently not funded. The Rocky Mountain Heritage Foundation who co-owns the park will be starting a fundraising campaign for these projects