Town of Canmore

Council Clips – May 3, 2022

Monthly Parking Pass

Council heard an update that a monthly parking pass program will be available to those who are eligible for a resident pass.  Due to supply chain and software issues, the implementation of the paid parking program is delayed, but anticipated to begin later this month. For details visit 2022 Paid Parking Program

Property Taxes

Each year the Town of Canmore collects taxes from residential and commercial property owners as part of the approved municipal budget. Today Council approved the 2022 tax rates to prepare for the property tax notices being sent later this month, including increasing the tourist home mill rate to match the non-residential mill rate. Canmore's municipal taxes are in line with the average taxes per dwelling of many of our neighbours and those comparisons can be viewed at Tax Rates

The Town of Canmore also collects revenue for Vital Homes, and is required to collect provincial education tax, as well as the seniors housing requisition. To learn more about your property taxes please visit: Property Tax

Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan Amendments Bylaw 2021-20 and Land Use Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2021-21

Council approved amendments to the Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan Amendments and the Land Use Bylaw to allow for housing in the form of common amenity, employee housing, and Vital Homes within the commercial district. No comments from the public were received for today’s public hearing. Details can be found here Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan

Public Hearing Scheduled for Development Application for 800 3 Ave

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 2022-09 and a Land Use Bylaw amendment and scheduled public hearing for May 24, 2022. The application proposes the development of six homes and a palliative care facility on a vacant privately-owned parcel in South Canmore. To learn more about the application, visit 800 3 Ave and for information about how you can provide input at a public hearing, visit Bylaws Pending Approval

Photo Radar

Council heard a review of upcoming changes to the automated traffic enforcement program and directed administration to issue an RFP for a three-year term. For details on the current program visit Photo Radar

Council also:

  • Received a verbal presentation on behalf of Stone Creek Resorts regarding a proposed gondola at Silvertip Resort. For information visit Silvertip Gondola
  • Reallocated funds from the 2021 surplus into reserves to fund additional market adjustments for staff, additional contracted resources within HR in 2022, additional development resource within each of the Planning and Engineering departments in 2022, and a budget increase to create hybrid workspaces. More information about the budget surplus can be found at Budget Surplus
  • Postponed a decision until November on the BIA’s request for 25% of paid parking revenues 
  • Received a written submission on behalf of the Bow Valley Primary Care Network regarding a doctor shortage in the Bow Valley
  • Signed the Bow Valley Food Charter on behalf of the Town of Canmore

To watch a full webcast of today’s meeting (note that the webcast is in two parts), 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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