Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 19, 2018

Hot Tub Patio at Lamphouse Hotel

Council approved a development permit for the hot tub patio at the Lamphouse Hotel. The new hot tub patio replaces the existing patio space in the rear of the previous Bow Valley Motel that is currently occupied by a concrete slab and lawn chairs. Access to the patio is facing towards the interior of the Lamphouse Hotel and is accessed via an existing staircase. More information including drawings can be found in the agenda package under G1a2

Summer Fare Free Canmore Local Transit

To help address traffic congestion and parking during the busy summer season, Council approved a pilot project to provide fare free transit on the Canmore local service from June 29 through September 3, 2018. Data from other popular tourist communities shows that providing fare free transit can significantly increase ridership, with corresponding positive impacts on traffic and parking. The pilot will allow the Town to better understand potential rider demand and usage patterns as well as the impact that fare free transit can have on transportation behaviours and mode share. Those who have pre-purchased transit passes over the trial period will have their pass expiry extended by two months. For more information, schedules, and a live bus location map visit

Integrated Parking Management Plan

The 2018 Parking Study demonstrated that although parking can be hard to find at certain times and in certain locations, it is generally not fully utilized. Additionally, the study found that the vast majority of open space in the Town Centre is dedicated to roads and parking, and that there is a lack of public space for ‘people’ parking, and a demand for additional bicycle parking. An increase in parking in the Town Centre will worsen existing traffic congestion challenges by encouraging more vehicle trips and it is expensive in terms of land costs, and the maintenance and management costs associated with building additional spaces. Council approved the Integrated Parking Management Plan for planning purposes, and you can read a copy of it here Integrated Parking Management

2019 – 2022 Council Strategic Plan

In addition to providing high quality services to the residents of Canmore, the Town also looks to the future to think strategically about our community and the lives of our residents and visitors. With the future of the town’s citizens and business in mind, Council has prepared this strategic plan to guide them for the next four years. This plan is a key reference tool for administration in guiding decision making, providing useful information for budgeting, and communicating strategic priorities to the community. You can read the plan here

Investigator – Code of Conduct for Elected Officials

An investigator processes complaints received from individuals who witness or experience conduct by a council member which they believe to be in contravention of the Code of Conduct for Elected Officials Bylaw. This includes determining if the complaint meets the criteria for processing, conducting an investigation, providing mediation where appropriate, and making recommendations to Council when necessary. Council must appoint a person to act as the Investigator who must be in place by July 23, 2018. Council appointed Barbara McNeil. To find out more about the duties of Investigator as set out in the Code of Conduct, visit Code of Conduct for Elected Officials

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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