Town of Canmore

Town-wide Wayfinding Signage

Major construction of the directional sign network for vehicle traffic in our community is now complete.  

Wayfinding Goals

  • Facilitate the visitor experience by providing a consistent, intuitive sign network between destinations
  • Inform residents of public amenities available to them
  • Improve and manage traffic flow by highlighting key corridors
  • Enhance Canmore's sense of arrival and place

The guide sign network was created to improve the flow and efficiency of vehicle movement through key corridors; while providing direction to Canmore's premiere destinations, such as the Town Centre and Nordic Centre.

Existing wayfinding signs in Canmore are comprised of several formal and informal sign types, and we are currently working to create a consistent, intuitive network that not only improves traffic flow, but also enhance's the identity of our community.  The designs for our new and improved wayfinding signs were created to reflect this identity by drawing inspiration from our mining history, community strength, and surrounding landscape.

In 2015, Phase 1 of the Townwide Wayfinding Program was completed with the installation of Primary, Secondary, and Town Centre Gateway signs at various locations (examples shown in the images below). 

Primary Gateway Signs

Secondary Gateway Signs

Town Centre Gateway Signs


Vehicle Guide Signs

(photos by Nick Fitzhardinge)

The vehicle guide signs mark Phase 2 of the project.  Moving forward, we will be working towards a pedestrian-level wayfinding network (Phase 3) that will further highlight public amenities and key corridors through Town.  We'll be developing this network in 2017, and construction will be phased through related pedestrian facility improvement projects. 

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about wayfinding in Canmore, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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