Town of Canmore

Council Clips – May 18, 2021

Citizen Perspectives Survey Results

While we know there has been differing levels of support for public health restrictions in the province, it’s reassuring to hear that 83% of Canmore residents are satisfied with the Town of Canmore’s response to the pandemic. That is just one of the things that we heard in the 2021 Citizen Perspective Survey. This spring, Town of Canmore contracted Ipsos to conduct a random survey among a representative sample of 300 residents by telephone. The survey gives us a balanced snapshot of residents’ perspectives and is considered an accurate representation with a margin of error of +/-7.2%, 19 times out of 20. This year’s survey was done on the heels of the public hearing for the Three Sisters area structure plans, and so it is not surprising that the number one issue we’re hearing from the public about is growth and development. To read the full survey results, including the online survey, visit Citizen Perspectives Survey

Upcoming Community Engagement - In Good Company: a Sustainable Tourism Framework

Stormy Lake Consulting have been working with the Town of Canmore’s Tourism Task Force to prepare for and carry out a community wide engagement, with the aim of finding common ground between the tourism industry and the community to work towards creating a shared vision for tourism. They presented their plan to carry out public engagement in June and July of this year. To learn more about how you can get involved and have your voice heard, visit

Canmore and Area Mountain Biking Association Update

The Town of Canmore has an agreement with the Canmore and Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA) to enhance and formalize trail infrastructure in Quarry Lake Park and members of that organization provided an update on those activities, as well as a proposal for an expanded skills zone at the Benchlands bike park to align with the Recreation Master Plan and Open Space and Trails Plan. They continue to educate members about staying safe in areas where they may encounter wildlife and sharing the trails respectfully with other users. Watch their presentation on the webcast of today’s meeting at 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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