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 a 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
Lisa Jackson
Florian Jungen
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 a 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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

CPC Meeting Dates - 2021

Application Deemed Complete and ready for CPC by Planner

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 8, 2021

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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