Town of Canmore

Guiding Documents

Our Vision

"Canmore is a resilient and vibrant community socially, economically, and environmentally. Its strength is in its resourceful and engaged citizens, who thrive together on the strength of the community’s heritage, long term commitment to the diversity of its people, and health of the mountain landscape."  Canmore's Municipal Development Plan, 2016



pdf 2023-2026 Council Strategic Plan (6.49 MB)

pdf 2016 Canmore Municipal Development Plan (7.44 MB)

Land Use Bylaw

pdf 2020 Intermunicipal Development Plan (605 KB)

pdf 2010 Signposts to Sustainability (253 KB)

pdf 2006 Mining the Future (1.88 MB)

Area Structure & Redevelopment Plans 

pdf (7.44 MB) pdf 2018 Town of Canmore Organizational Review (3.35 MB)


pdf 2023-2028 Budget and Business Plan (20.99 MB)

pdf Long Term Financial Strategy (1.58 MB)


pdf 2019 Wildlife Attractant Management Plan (574 KB)

pdf 2018 Climate Action Plan (1.14 MB)

pdf 2018 Human Wildlife Coexistence Bow Valley Report (1.72 MB)

pdf 2016 Climate Change Adaptation Background Report and Resilience Plan (2.54 MB)

pdf 2015 Human Use Management Review (845 KB)

pdf 2013 Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (2.27 MB)

pdf 2012 Wildlife corridor and habitat patch guidelines  (11.97 MB)

pdf 1999 Guidelines for Human Use Within Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Patches  (2.25 MB)

Infrastructure & Transportation

pdf 2018 Integrated Transportation Plan (12.16 MB)

pdf 1998 Town Centre Enhancement Concept Plan (107 KB)

pdf 2018 Integrated Parking Management Plan (2.24 MB)

pdf 2016 Utility Master Plan (7.97 MB)

pdf 2012 Waste Management Strategy (720 KB)

pdf 2017 IT Master Plan (477 KB)

pdf 2018 Broadband Strategic Plan (12.75 MB)

pdf Construction Management Plan Guidelines (CMP) (20 KB)

pdf 2020 Engineering Design and Construction Guidelines (1.80 MB)

pdf 2020 Engineering Design and Construction Guideline Figures (17.07 MB)


pdf 2021 Update to Town of Canmore Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (236 KB)

pdf 2021 Canmore Regenerative Tourism Framework (2.80 MB)

pdf 2021 Business Recovery Taskforce Report (1.84 MB)

pdf 2020 Bow Valley Housing Needs Report (844 KB)

pdf 2020 Cultural Master Plan (10.81 MB)

pdf 2020 Quarry Lake Concept Plan (22.00 MB)

pdf 2020 Canmore Economic Development Strategy (2.13 MB)

pdf 2019 2029 Canmore Kananaskis Community Tourism Strategic Plan (51.65 MB)

pdf 2017 Tools for the Future - Canmore’s Guide to Connect People and Community (3.07 MB)

pdf 2017 Lands Evaluation for Affordable Housing 2017 (1.39 MB)

pdf 2016 Recreation Master Plan (5.19 MB)

pdf 2016 Tourism Economic Impact Study (2.41 MB)

pdf 2015 (amended 2021) Open Space & Trails Plan (3.88 MB)

  pdf 2011 Comprehensive Housing Action Plan (177 KB)

pdf 2005 Open Space Development Guidelines (173 KB)


2017 Fire Rescue Master Plan

pdf 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Strategy (3.45 MB)

pdf 2010 FireSmart Mitigation Strategy  (5.60 MB)

Community Statistics

Community monitoring reports, census data, and other information can be found at Community Statistics 


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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