Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 21, 2022

Bow Valley Trail and Teepee Town Transportation Planning
Council was given an overview of the capital project working on functional and concept designs for Bow Valley Trail (BVT), Teepee Town roads, the intersection at 17 Street and BVT, and the pedestrian overpass/underpass across the TransCanada Highway to connect into the Palliser area. Water and sewer upgrades are required for aging utilities under the roads, and a new Teepee Town Stormwater Management Plan currently being developed will address ponding and water accumulation near the hospital and BVT. BVT is envisioned as a welcoming gateway that provides a connection to the rest of the community while providing separate and safe protection of people walking and cycling. In Teepee Town, on-street parking will be formalized, incorporating sidewalks and traffic calming into the street designs.  Next steps are capital planning for future phases of work as part of the 2023 budget processes and public input from directly impacted stakeholders and the community. Watch a video of today’s presentation here:

Alberta Parks Transit Planning
Council heard an update on the summer transit service to Grassi Lakes planned for 2024. A route from Canmore to Grassi Lakes, Canmore Nordic Centre, and Quarry Lake will connect with other routes and a bus has been purchased and outfitted and transit stop construction to support the route is planned to be completed in 2023. For details, see item D-4 in today’s agenda package

Summer Adventure Club
This new pilot program will provide local families with a short-term, temporary, affordable childcare alternative and is being is funded through a surplus from a provincial grant. Children aged 6-13 will participate in outdoor play-based activities that are designed to promote social-emotional development. An evaluation of the pilot program will be presented to Council in the fall of 2022. For details, visit:  Registration for all programs can be found here

Circular Cities and Regions Initiative
The Circular Economy is an emerging best practice that goes beyond traditional waste diversion and reduction. It aims to achieve environmental, economic, and social benefits. Council heard an update on this one-year pilot project where Canmore participated with 14 other Canadian municipalities. The purpose was to focus on why and how local governments can benefit from adopting circular economy approaches. Read the report on opportunities in Canmore following item D-2 in today’s agenda package

The Committee of the Whole also:

  • Heard an overview of the Bow Valley Connections Centre’s (BVCC) program and challenges and received a request for a space for their Life Campus program. Council will consider this request at the July 5, 2022, regular business meeting.

To read council or administrative updates or for details on anything else in the agenda, 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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