Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 15, 2020

Council held two meetings today: a special meeting to discuss updates to the Town of Canmore’s COVID-19 response and a regular committee of the whole meeting.

Masks Now Required Outdoors in Lineups

The Mandatory Mask Bylaw was amended to require people to wear face coverings when they are outside in a line-up at any retail or food establishment.  For more information about the bylaw visit Actions Taken by the Town of Canmore in Response to Covid-19.

Main Street to Remain Open to Vehicles This Winter

After consideration of the implications of closing Main Street to vehicles over the winter, Council voted against taking this measure.

New Electric Sign Trailer on the Way

A new electric sign trailer is being added to the fleet to help the Town of Canmore communicate COVID-19 restrictions to the public. For up-to-date information about the Town of Canmore’s COVID-19 response visit

Global Institute for Water Security in Canmore

The Global Institute for Water Security was established at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. In 2016, the institute opened a Coldwater Lab in Canmore. The lab’s executive director, Jay Famiglietti, presented to Council about the lab’s research activities and their desire to expand their presence in Canmore.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Recreation Services

Council heard a detailed report on the effect the COVID-19 response has had on recreation services, including significant staff lay-offs and the unpredictable re-opening plan. Read the report here

Community Social Development COVID-19 Response Update

In June, Council approved almost $400K in funding to provide social support to those most affected by the pandemic. To read this comprehensive update or watch a video of the presentation visit Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos.





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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