The Palliser Trail Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a framework to guide future change and growth in the Palliser Trail area. The original ASP was adopted in the year 2000, and is being reviewed and updated to ensure the plan remains relevant in today’s context and that future development contributes to community priorities.

Project Information 

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a high-level land use plan that provides a framework for future development in a specific area. It identifies a high-level future vision for the area and provides a conceptual layout for general land uses, utility infrastructure, roads, public spaces and recreation.

We reviewed the current Palliser Trail ASP to ensure it remains relevant and to identify opportunities for improvement. Updated policy was informed by four key goals:

  • Prioritize the development of diverse, affordable, and attainable housing.
  • Encourage the creation of a complete, mixed-use, and walkable neighbourhood.
  • Create new opportunities on Town of Canmore and Canmore Community Housing (CCH) lands.
  • Align the Area Structure Plan with current Town, Council, and community priorities

Project Update - Sept. 5, 2023

We prepared the updated plan with input from Council, administration, stakeholders, and the community. In March 2023, administration engaged the community through two pop-up engagement sessions, an open house event, an online survey, and an online interactive question tool. We used this feedback to inform the final draft of the updated plan.

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A Public Hearing on the updated Palliser Trail ASP (2023) is scheduled for Oct. 3, 2023, at 9 a.m. 


Land within the Palliser Trail area provides opportunities for future development that could contribute to alleviating the need for affordable housing while also creating a vibrant, livable, and complete community. An updated ASP for the Palliser Trail area will provide the direction needed to inform potential land use changes and the overall approach towards managing these environmentally important lands. This project will establish a revised future vision for the lands within the Palliser Trail area that would replace the one that was developed in 2000 and reflects currents needs and priorities.  

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Please fill out the Contact Planning Form and a member of the Planning & Development team will respond to you.