Town of Canmore

Guiding Documents

2016 - 2018 Strategic Plan & Budgets

Council sets the operating and capital budgets annually.  In 2016, for the first time, the Town of Canmore has prepared a two year budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal years. The 2017-2018 Budgets were approved by council on December 6th. 

2016-2018 Strategic Plan

2017-2018 Budgets & Business Plan

Operating & Capital Budgets 

Area Structure Plans

An ASP is a high level land use plan that provides an area specific framework for future subdivision and development. It identifies a conceptual layout for general land uses, utility infrastructure, roads, public spaces and recreation.

Area Structure & Redevelopment Plans 

Community Social Development Strategy

Tools for the Future, our Community Social Development Strategy, actively builds our community’s resilience so that, together, we remain strong, connected and open to finding new solutions to complex and unpredictable future obstacles

pdf Community Social Development Strategy (3.07 MB)


Human Use Management Review

The Human Use Management Review (HUMR) was initiated in spring 2014 to address Council's direction that "a stakeholder group be established by Administration to receive input and advice on addressing the community-wide issue of human use in wildlife corridors and habitat patches"

pdf Human Use Management Review (845 KB)


Land Use Bylaw

The intent of the Land Use Bylaw is to achieve the objectives and respect the values contained in the Town’s vision document, “Mining the Future,” and to build a community based on that Vision and on the Municipal Development Plan.

Land Use Bylaw Page

Mining the Future

The Canmore Vision was created over eight months from the ground up, and as such is much more than the Vision Statement itself.  The 600-plus Mining the future Participants - including more than 40 neighbourhood groups and community groups - identified:

Mining the Future Guiding Document


Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) guides the community on its path toward greater sustainability by integrating the community’s vision with municipal planning and decision making.

pdf Canmore Municipal Development Plan 2016 (4.11 MB)


Open Space and Trails Plan

A cohesive guiding plan is necessary for the development of a well-connected and functional space and trail network which is both an active transportation network, and provides recreational opportunities for users with a range of abilities.

pdf Open Space & Trails Plan (3.78 MB)


Recreation Master Plan

The Recreation Master Plan is a guiding document for the provision of recreation services in the community to create a more livable Canmore. The goal is to provide connections to the places, programs and people to inspire creative, healthy and active living. 

pdf Canmore 2016 Recreation Master Plan (5.19 MB)


TOC Report to the Community - 2017

A general report showcasing the status of a multitude of strategies, initiatives, and projects throughout the community.

pdf 2017 Report to the Community (4.67 MB)


Transportation Master Plan

The Transportation Master Plan is a long-range strategic plan that will guide transportation decisions and influence land use in the Town of Canmore. 

pdf 2014 Canmore Integrated Transportation Plan Full (15.09 MB)


Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

This document is intended to provide a flexible framework that is a starting point for the Town of Canmore in working to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

pdf Town of Canmore commitments to TRC actions (359 KB)

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