Canmore Planning Commission

Canmore Planning Commission


The Canmore Planning Commission (CPC) makes decisions on development permits that have been referred them by Town of Canmore development officers. CPC approval is typically required for larger projects such as hotels, commercial buildings, and multi-family residential. The CPC has the authority to allow Land Use Bylaw variances such as reductions of minimum yard setbacks or increases to the maximum height of buildings. 

Read the Subdivision Authority, Development Authority, and Municipal Planning Commission Establishment Bylaw 2019-07.



CPC meetings are scheduled as needed, whenever development permits have been referred. Meetings are open to the public, however they are not public hearings. Members of the public may speak only with the permission of the Commission members present. Meeting dates, times, and location will be advertised on this calendar with a minimum 24 hours notice.

To access Canmore Planning Commission agendas, click here.

To access Canmore Planning Commission decisions, click here.


The CPC consists of a minimum of two and a maximum of four public members, two members of Council, and the general manager of municipal infrastructure. At least two public members must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Alberta planning legislation, or have experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, planning law, engineering, construction, architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design. Public members are appointed by Council in late October every year to one or two-year terms. Current members are:


Public Members

Florian Jungen
Spencer Thackray
Brian Talbot

Council Representatives

Councillor Jeff Hilstad
Councillor Joanna McCallum 



For more information contact the Planning and Development at 

Meeting Procedure

Administration speaks to a written report submitted as part of the meeting agenda package. The floor is then open for the applicants to present to the Commission.

Once the Commission members feel that they have enough information on the merits of the project, they may choose to close the meeting to the public (go in camera) in order to reach their decision.  The applicant and members of the public are not permitted to remain in the room during an in-camera session. Administration may remain to answer any questions that may arise during a debate.

Decisions made in-camera are usually read into the record after the Commission returns to the public meeting. The final decision is provided in writing shortly after the meeting to the applicant.

2024 Meeting Schedule

CPC Meeting Dates 

Application Deemed Complete and ready for CPC by Planner

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024, at 2p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22, 2023

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug.14, 2024

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2024

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2024

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 08, 2024

YouTube Videos

To access and search for Canmore Planning Commission YouTube videos, click here.