Town of Canmore

Guiding Documents

Our Vision

"Canmore is a resilient and vibrant community socially, economically, and environmentally. Its strength is in its resourceful and engaged citizens, who thrive together on the strength of the community’s heritage, long term commitment to the diversity of its people, and health of the mountain landscape."  Canmore's Municipal Development Plan, 2016



pdf 2019 2022 Council Strategic Plan (5.11 MB)  

pdf 2016 Canmore Municipal Development Plan (7.44 MB)

Land Use Bylaw

pdf 2020 Intermunicipal Development Plan (605 KB)

pdf 2010 Signposts to Sustainability (1.88 MB)

pdf 2006 Mining the Future (1.88 MB)

Area Structure & Redevelopment Plans 

pdf (7.44 MB) pdf 2018 Town of Canmore Organizational Review (3.35 MB)


pdf 2019-2024 Business Plan and Budget (12.65 MB)  and  pdf 2020 Budget Amendments (1.77 MB)

Operating & Capital Budgets

pdf Long Term Financial Strategy (1.58 MB)


pdf 2019 Wildlife Attractant Management Plan (574 KB)

  pdf 2018 Climate Action Plan (1.14 MB)

pdf 2016 Climate Change Adaptation Background Report and Resilience Plan (2.54 MB)

pdf 2015 Human Use Management Review (845 KB)

pdf 2013 Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (2.27 MB)

pdf 2012 Stepping Back From Water Guide  (2.62 MB)

pdf 2012 Wildlife corridor and habitat patch guidelines  (11.97 MB)

pdf 1999 Guidelines for Human Use Within Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Patches  (2.25 MB)

Infrastructure & Transportation

pdf 2017 Building Condition Assessment Executive Summary (414 KB)

pdf 2018 Integrated Transportation Plan (12.16 MB)

pdf 2017 Spatial Needs Study (48.67 MB)

pdf 1998 Town Centre Enhancement Concept Plan (107 KB)

pdf 2018 Integrated Parking Management Plan (2.24 MB)

pdf 2016 Utility Master Plan (7.97 MB)

pdf 2012 Waste Management Strategy (720 KB)

pdf 2017 IT Master Plan (477 KB)

pdf 2018 Broadband Strategic Plan (12.75 MB)

pdf Construction Management Plan Guidelines (CMP) (20 KB)

pdf 2010 Engineering Design and Construction Guidelines (30.71 MB)


pdf 2020 Canmore Economic Development Strategy (2.13 MB)

pdf 2019 2029 Canmore Kananaskis Community Tourism Strategic Plan (3.78 MB)

pdf 2017 Tools for the Future - Canmore’s Guide to Connect People and Community (3.07 MB)

pdf 2017 Canmore Living Wage Report (505 KB)

pdf 2017 Town of Canmore commitments to TRC actions (359 KB)

pdf 2017 Lands Evaluation for Affordable Housing 2017 (1.39 MB)

pdf 2016 Recreation Master Plan (3.78 MB)

pdf 2015 Open Space & Trails Plan (3.78 MB)

pdf 2005 Open Space Development Guidelines (3.78 MB)

pdf 2011 Comprehensive Housing Action Plan (177 KB)

Cultural Master Plan (coming soon)


pdf 2003 FireSmart Protecting Your Community (20.68 MB)

pdf 2010 FireSmart Mitigation Strategy  (5.60 MB)

pdf 2013 Guidelines for New Development in Proximity to Railways (11.73 MB)

pdf 2016 Canmore Fire Rescue Staffing Study (11.73 MB)

pdf 2017 Fire Rescue Master Plan (17.71 MB)

pdf 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Strategy (3.45 MB)

pdf 2019 Fire Hall Study Summary Report (12.82 MB)

Hazard & Risk Assessments (coming soon)

Bow River Hazard Study (coming soon)

Community Statistics

Community monitoring reports, census data, and other information can be found at Community Statistics 


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