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. 

A number of issues have been identified this summer. The Town will be taking the following actions to address these:

Issue Action When

Parking on HWY 742

Permanent No Parking Signage will be installed

Bylaw/RCMP will be patrolling and issuing tickets for offences

Completed

Parking lot congestion

Short-term improvements to the parking lot will be made to improve organization and keep driving lanes clear.

Completed

Parking Lot Congestion

RV parking will not be allowed in lot. Signage on HWY 742 will be installed prior to entrance to indicate no RV parking.

Completed

Parking Lot Congestion

The overflow parking lot (the parking lot on the right as you enter the Quarry Lake parking area) is limited to 3-hour parking. 5-6 parking stalls with a 1-hour time limit to accommodate off-leash dog park users are also in place.

Bylaw will be patrolling and issuing tickets for parking infractions. 

Completed

Residential Parking

No parking areas have been signed within Peaks of Grassi, Rundleview Drive, and Carey. 

Completed

Garbage

Garbage containers have been consolidated into one location at the North Beach (parking lot side). This will encourage the use of another garbage if one is full.

Town of Canmore staff will be spending more time at Quarry Lake collecting litter to ensure the park remains in good condition.

Completed

Garbage

Additional evening garbage pick up scheduled.

Completed

Washroom Facilities

Two porta-potties will be added at the South Beach. 

End of July

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