Town of Canmore

Canmore Planning Commission

The Canmore Planning Commission (CPC) makes decisions on development permits that have been referred them by  Town of Canmore development officers. CPC approval is typically required for larger projects such as hotels, commercial buildings, and multi-family residential. The CPC has the authority to allow Land Use Bylaw variances such as reductions of minimum yard setbacks or increases to the maximum height of buildings. 

pdf Development Authority Bylaw 2019-07 (3.01 MB)

Meetings (see below for the 2020 schedule)
CPC meetings are scheduled as needed, whenever development permits have been referred. Meetings are open to the public, however they are not public hearings.  Members of the public may speak only with the permission of the Commission members present. Meeting dates, times, and location will be advertised on this calendar with a minimum 24 hours notice. You can read all agendas, decisions, and see webcasts of the meeting at CPC Agendas & Board Orders.

The CPC consists of a minimum of four, and and maximum of six, public members and one member of Council. Public members are appointed by Council in late October every year to 1- or 2-year terms.  Current members are:

Public Members
Larry Bohn
Florian Jungen
Darlene Paranaque
Alex Pooley
Jeff Roberts
Douglas Wright 

Council Representatives
Councillor Joanna McCallum
Councillor Jeff Hilstad (alternate)

For more information call Planning and Development at 403.678.1515.

Meeting Procedure

Administration speaks to a written report submitted as part of the meeting agenda package. The floor is then open for the applicants to present to the Commission.

Once the Commission members feel that they have enough information on the merits of the project, they may choose to close the meeting to the public (go in camera) in order to reach their decision.  The applicant and members of the public are not permitted to remain in the room during an in camera session. Administration may remain to answer any questions that may arise during debate.

Decisions made in camera are usually read into the record after the Commission returns to the public meeting. The final decision is provided in writing shortly after the meeting to the applicant.

2020 Meeting Schedule

CPC Meeting Dates


Application Deemed Complete and ready for CPC by Planner

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 27, 2020

Thursday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tuesday, November 03, 2020


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