Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 21, 2021

2021 Living Wage Report

Council heard more details about the Living Wage in Canmore. It is a community indicator and is not meant to be tied to a specific circumstance but instead represents the approximate income a resident would need to earn in order to grow within their community, while maintaining a modest standard of living. Canmore’s 2021 Living Wage is $37.40 per adult, per hour and is based on two parents earning a living wage, with two young children.  The 2021 Living Wage Report outlines potential programs that can collectively impact Canmore’s living wage and increase community affordability. To learn more, visit Living Wage

2021 Fire-Rescue Year End Report

Council heard the highlights of Canmore Fire-Rescue Service (CFRS) for 2021. Total call volume this year increased from 2020 by 8.6% to a total of 719 calls for service. CFRS also responded to the Dead Man’s Flats wildfire and continued to prepare for future emergency events including a recent Emergency Management exercise. As Chief Walter Gahler retires from the helm of CFRS in early 2022, we thank him for his years of services to community!  Read the year end report at Fire-Rescue

White Mountain Adventure Pilot Project

White Mountain Adventures received approval from Council to operate a pilot project for an electric assist guided cycling tour, partially on trails within the town with the requirement to report back to Council on the impacts at the end of 2021. Due to low uptake of the Banff to Canmore tour route, White Mountain may extend the program again in 2022 and administration will collect data and information if they do.


To see the written reports for the items described above plus the councillor updates, administrative updates, and council resolution action list visit

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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