Warning: Fire Ban in Effect

As of July 19, a Fire Ban is in effect in the Town of Canmore due to high fire hazard. Under this restriction, all existing fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice. Click here for more information.

 

New Dog Parks

The Town of Canmore has three existing dog parks (Quarry Lake, 1A/Cougar Creek and Elk Run / Glacier Drive). Even so, several existing neighbourhoods don’t have convenient access to a dog park. We know through monitoring that incidences of off leash dogs throughout the community and in important wildlife habitat areas are high. By providing up to three additional, conveniently located, thoughtfully planned dog parks, we hope to see a reduction in the number of illegal off leash dogs.

Proposed New Sites

Standard Mitigations on Each Site

  • Four or five foot fencing
  • Poo bag dispensers
  • Pedestrian garbage bins
  • Signage
  • Self-closing gate

Three Sisters

There are over 140 registered dogs in Three Sisters, and currently no off leash dog parks in the area. Please see the map below for the location of the proposed site in Three Sisters. To provide your feedback on the site please take the online survey or attend the on site meeting on Thursday August 3 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Creek

There are over 155 registered dogs in Spring Creek & South Canmore, and currently no off leash dog parks in the area. Please see the map below for the location of the proposed site in Spring Creek. To provide your feedback on the site please take the online survey or attend the on site meeting on Wednesday August 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Palliser

There are over 45 registered dogs in the Palliser and Silvertip area, and currently no off leash dog parks in the area. Please see the map below for the location of the proposed site in the Palliser area. To provide your feedback on the site please take the online survey or attend the on site meeting on Wednesday August 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Give us Your Feedback

  1. To provide your feedback online click here. The survey will close on August 4, 2017.
  2. Attend the on site visits to identify and discuss concerns and possible mitigations for the selected sites. These visits are not to discuss the suitability of the site.
    1. Spring Creek site - August 2 - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    2. Palliser site - August 2 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    3. Hubman site - August 3 - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Timelines

  • Collect community feedback on candidate sites – July/August
  • Consolidate feedback - September
  • Present to Council for decision - September
  • Prepare and post RFQ for infrastructure installation - September
  • Pending Council decision - infrastructure installation - October 

 

How Did We Get to These Three Sites?

16 candidate sites throughout the community were initially identified. This list was then shortlisted to 10 sites from which the final 3 were selected. Key criteria for the sites included:

  • Town owned land, or a willingness to consider the use by the owner.
  • Ability to fence the area.
  • Compliance with land use district for the use of dog park.
  • Number of dogs in the area.
  • Walkability to the site.
  • Distribution of dog parks throughout the community.

Here are the initial sites that were considered: