Town of Canmore

Bylaws Pending Approval

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Members of the public may make verbal submissions in person at the Canmore Civic Centre or virtually using Zoom. Please register by noon on the business day prior to the public hearing by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anyone who hasn't registered will be permitted to speak only if they are present in the council chambers after registered speakers have been heard. Presentations are limited to five minutes, not including questions of council. 

Written submissions are also welcome and are accepted whether or not a person attends the hearing. Submissions received by the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9 a.m. on the Friday before the public hearing will be distributed to council and published on Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos on the same day. Submissions received after the deadline, but before the close of the hearing will be added to the record after the hearing adjourns. All emailed responses will be acknowledged by return email. Digital submissions are encouraged, but submissions can also be mailed or dropped of to the Canmore Civic Centre at 902-7 Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1. Only one copy of a written submission is required.

Meetings are livestreamed and recorded on YouTube. All written submissions, including the names of those making the submissions, are public documents and are published on our website in the Record of Public Submissions for the public hearing. Please limit the personal information provided. The first and last names of all those who provide submissions, verbal or written, are published in the meeting minutes along with the person's general position on the matter - in favour, opposed, or neutral. By participating in a public hearing, you are consenting to the public release of your name along with your opinion on the matter under consideration.

For more information about the public hearing process visit Public Hearings.

Bylaw 2022-27 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Staircase Lands

The bylaw received first reading on Nov. 29, 2022. This bylaw redesignates the Staircase Lands to Future Development. This is to comply with the Alberta Court of Kings Bench order for the Town of Canmore to commence proceedings to either acquire the upper triangle of the Staircase Lands Council or redesignate it. The Staircase Lands are a smaller parcel of land privately owned by Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. (TSMVPL), located along Three Sisters Drive, between Peaks Drive and the access road to Quarry Lake. The order applies to the upper portion closest to the Quarry Lake access road currently zoned Natural Park District. TSMVPL has declined the Town of Canmore’s offer to purchase the upper triangle of the Staircase Lands for the purpose of implementing the above court decision.

An electronic copy of the bylaw as approved at first reading is available below. You can also obtain a copy by visiting the Civic Centre, 902 7 Ave., from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Next Steps
A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2023.  Written submissions will be accepted anytime before the hearing closes and must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to or dropped off at the Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7 Avenue, Canmore, Alberta, T1L 3K1.  Anyone wishing to make a verbal presentation at the hearing must register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on Monday, February 27. Anyone who is not registered will be given an opportunity to speak after registered speakers have been heard and only if they are present in the council chamber. For more information about public hearings visit Public Hearings


800 3rd Avenue Municipal Development Plan Amendments for Bylaw 2022-09 and Bylaw 2022-10 for 800 3rd Avenue Land Use Bylaw Amendment

The applicant purchased the site in 2018 and is proposing the development of six homes and a palliative care facility on a vacant privately-owned parcel in South Canmore. The land is identified as Wildlife Habitat Patch and is located outside the Town of Canmore’s Growth Boundary. As a result, three Municipal Development Plan map amendments are proposed to allow a degree of development on this site (Bylaw 2022-09). The land is currently zone FD – Future Development. For details visit 800 3 Ave. First reading was given on May 3, 2022 and a public hearing was held on May 24. To read the amending bylaws: 

Next Steps
Council directed administration to return no later than June 2023, to allow for further discussions with the applicant regarding Council’s specific direction following the May 24, 2022 Public Hearing to prepare wording for potential amendments that Council could consider at second reading. 


All approved bylaws can be found at Bylaws


Learn more about the Public Hearing Process or Petitions

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

 

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 Goodstoney 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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