Town of Canmore

Council Clips – March 3, 2020

·         Provincial Decision on Three Sisters Wildlife Corridor – a delegate from the Government of Alberta, Rick Blackwood, presented their decision for Council’s information and reviewed the process leading up to their decision. Next steps include a legal designation of the corridor, a land exchange to support the corridor, and monitoring of conditions. Visit Three Sisters Mountain Village Area Structure Plan Applications for more information.

·         Transportation Improvement Program 2020 (TIP 20) – funding changes were approved to address reductions in provincial grant funding and increased costs related to the improvement of water and sewer lines underneath Bow Valley Trail. For more information about TIP20 visit Transportation Improvement Program 2020

·         Economic Development Strategy – This strategy focusses on diversification of Canmore’s economy and support of the local business community. Visit Guiding Documents to read the strategy.

·         Revised Land Use Bylaw – Council approved a bylaw that corrects typographical, grammatical, and numbering errors that remained after Land Use Bylaw 2018-22 received third reading in December. The updated bylaw will be posted on Land Use Bylaw shortly.

·         Traffic and Road Use Bylaw – amendments were made to the bylaw to support paid parking, resident permit parking, and snow-clearing.

·         Camping Bylaw – to support the Safe Park Pilot Program, this new bylaw prohibits camping everywhere in town except for in designated areas.

·         Wapiti Campground Lease – Council approved the 4-year extension of the provincial lease associated with the municipal campground on the north end of Bow Valley Trail, as well as entering into a new operating agreement with the current campground operator. Administration will further negotiate to allow monthly/seasonal designation of some campsites to support the Safe Overnight Parking Pilot Program.

·         Recreation Services Operating Policy – a new policy was approved that amalgamates the existing operating policy with the user fee and rental rate policy, incorporating feedback from private sector stakeholders, and sets out the operating model for the next four years.

·         Canmore – M.D. of Bighorn Intermunicipal Development Plan – Council approved the plan that outlines how certain lands along the common boundary will be used and developed. Visit Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) for more information.

·         Deadman’s Flats Servicing Agreement – Council approved an agreement for the Town of Canmore’s provision of water and sewer services to Deadman’s Flats.


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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