Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 16, 2020

Re-opening Plans

We are adjusting and advancing our plans for re-opening Elevation Place and Canmore Recreation Centre. While we have been preparing for many things, recreation centres were always part of the provinces's stage 3 opening plan (best estimate was late summer or early fall). We are still completing maintenance work and are reviewing and analyzing the new provincial guidelines for re-opening. We will re-open when we can meet provincial guidelines, ensure safety of staff and patrons, have resources ready, trained and available, and we can deliver service within budget. We hope to announce re-opening dates and plans next week.

In addition, we are working to understand the changing restrictions for re-opening the Mountain Market, including analyzing options for sites where we can control the entrance and exit to the market. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Delegations Presenting to Council

Three Sisters Mountain Village updated council on their progress and intent for submitting their area structure plans, supporting studies, and plans to engage with the public in the coming months. Information can be found at: Three Sisters Mountain Village Area Structure Plan Applications

EPCOR, the Town’s water and wastewater services provider, presented their 2019 report. You can read the report here:

Bow Valley Victim Services presented their year-end information sheet and the Biosphere Institute presented their 2019-20 accomplishments and upcoming plans both for the institute and for the WildSmart community program. If you are interested in learning more about any of these topics, you can read the written submissions in

Cougar Creek Debris Retention Structure Update

 The contract for the project has been awarded to Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, and construction is expected to start in early July. The majority of trails in the area will remain open during construction, however access to Cougar Creek Canyon will be closed. For more information or to sign up for email updates, visit Cougar Creek

A video recording of the meeting can be found at

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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