Town of Canmore

Are you planning a visit to Quarry Lake this summer? The area has seen increased visitation this summer and there are a number of things you should know to enjoy your visit.

  1. There are no lifeguards on duty at Quarry Lake, swim at your own risk.
  2. Use garbage bins. If a bin is full look for another one or pack your garbage out with you. Quarry Lake is adjacent to a wildlife habitat patch and is an important area for wildlife. 
  3. There are pit toilets on site. Please do not use the nearby trees or woods as an alternative to the toilets. 
  4. Parking is only available in the Quarry Lake parking lot, and not in adjacent neighbourhoods. There is no parking allowed on Highway 742 or at the TransAlta parking lot (across from Rundleview Drive). If the parking lot is full, Quarry Lake Park is at capacity. 
  5. Dogs are prohibited at the Quarry Lake beach; however, dog owners are encouraged to use the adjacent Quarry Lake off-leash dog park. Short-term parking is available in the overflow parking lot (on the right as you enter the Quarry Lake parking lot)
  6. BBQ coals need to be quenched and placed in a plastic bag before disposal in a garbage bin. 

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 Goodstoney 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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