Town of Canmore

Utility Boxes

Town of Canmore Public Art - Utility Boxes

Utility boxes are often the target of graffiti and this program is seen as a means of graffiti mitigation, beautification and to showcase Canmore artists.

  • There are currently 24 boxes with original artworks located in downtown Canmore and within the residential areas.
  • In 2014, artwork created by 7 artists was installed on 14 boxes
  • In 2015 the artwork of 4 artists was installed on 8 boxes
  • Photographs from the Canmore museum archives were also installed on 2 boxes in 2015.
  • Summer of 2017 saw new artworks on 6 Lightboxes in the Downtown core 


Utility Box Project Goals are to:

Incorporate quality works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness for the Town of Canmore, encourage local artists to apply and engage in public art opportunities and to provide an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art.


Would you like to learn more?  See the map below of the current Utility Box locations.

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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 Wesley 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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