Town of Canmore

Council Clips – October 18, 2022

At the Committee of the Whole meeting today, Council heard updates on:

  • The Safe Park Pilot Program which was created in response to a growing number of individuals residing in their vehicles. In 2021, there were fewer than five participants, but in 2022 participation increased to 11 vehicles registered for the program. For details on the program, visit  
  • Proposed Property Tax Amendment which will be brought forward in November for Council’s consideration to increase the tax rates of the tourist homes (for Municipal and Vital Homes portion) so that they are the same as tax rates for non-residential properties.
  • ROAM Transit as they approach six years of providing local Canmore service. Fare-free transit in Canmore is successful with projections of 170,000 riders this year compared to 143,000 in 2019. The regional service ridership is back at pre-pandemic levels. The 2023 transit requisition reflects increased costs due to higher maintenance and labour costs as well as driver wages.
  • Regional Police and Crisis Team which is a partnership between mental health providers and enforcement. There is a memorandum of Understanding between Alberta Health Services and the RCMP for this team, based in Cochrane, to improve communications and decisions when attending calls that may have a mental health perspective that may need to be considered. In future phases there will be two teams working out of Cochrane to provide more coverage to the area and help people safely through a crisis.
  • Councillor Activities
  • Administrative Updates

Read more details in the agenda package here:

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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