Town of Canmore

Bylaws Pending Approval

Bylaw 2018-22 Land Use Bylaw Update and Bylaw 2018-27 Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Amendment Steep Creek Hazard

What is proposed to change?

The last comprehensive update to the LUB was in 2010. In that time, there has been guidance from the new MDP and Council direction, as well as community feedback that requires another comprehensive update. The changes are significant enough to warrant a complete rewrite of the LUB - rather than a large-scale amendment. The proposed Land Use Bylaw 2018-22, if adopted, will repeal and replace the current Land Use Bylaw 22-2010. The proposed bylaw uses the framework of the existing LUB but improves wording, updates regulations, modifies dated sections, and introduces new regulations. Details of the proposed changes, public engagement, and next steps can be found at Land Use Bylaw Updates

To reflect consistency with the regulations in the proposed LUB, an MDP amendment to update regulations for Steep Creek Hazards is required. 

How can I give feedback?

Public hearings for these bylaw amendments were held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. A second public hearing for both bylaws will be scheduled after second reading.  Dates are not yet confirmed, but tentatively administration is looking at May 21 for second reading and June 11 for the public hearing. 

Comments will be accepted after second reading, once the public hearing has been scheduled. For more information about the proposed changes visit New Land Use Bylaw.

Bylaw 2019-18 Spring Creek Mountain Village Stage 2 and 3 Land Use Amendments

What is proposed to change?

The amendment proposes to allow for development of Stage 3 of SCMV by re-designating a portion of the Manufactured Home Park Family Residential District (MHP District) as SCMV-CR District, PD Districts, and ED Districts (Figure 2), as well as revising the figures and text within SCMV-CR District as required. 

As well, the amendment proposes to re-designate a portion of SCMV-CR District in Stage 2 of SCMV as PD District in alignment with a proposed additional future MR parcel in Stage 2. There is also a proposed amendment for a general update to the regulations within the SCMV-CR District; and adding a definition for Duplex Plus Dwelling to Section 16 of the Land Use Bylaw. 

pdf Bylaw 2019 18 Approved at 1st Reading (1.24 MB)

How can I give feedback?

Anyone may make a verbal presentation at the public hearing Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Presentations are limited to five minutes. Advance bookings are not required.

Written submissions may be submitted ahead of time or at the public hearing. Submissions must be received by the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in person before the close of the public hearing and refer to the bylaw number above. Only one copy of a written submission is required in advance or at the public hearing. Digital submissions are encouraged. All submissions become public documents and persons may want to limit personal information provided.

Second and Third Readings of the bylaw are currently scheduled for June 4.

How can I find out more?

Information about the proposed amendments is available at the Civic Centre, 902 7 Avenue, from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information please call Nathan Grivell at 403.678.1585. You can also read a copy of the Spring Creek Mountain Village Area Restructure Plan at Area Structure & Redevelopment Plans

Learn more about the Public Hearing Process

To find out how to make a submission and learn about what happens at a public hearing visit our Public Hearings page.