Help us create a vibrant downtown for decades to come

We are developing an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for Canmore’s Downtown to support the continued evolution and long-term vibrancy of the Town’s core. As we develop the plan, there is an opportunity for the public to shape the future experience of the area – how people travel, gather, and interact with our Town Centre.

A Plan for The Future of Our Downtown Area

An ARP lays out a comprehensive vision supported by a land use concept, a public realm plan, and a set of supporting development policies that will work in unison over the next 25 years to the year 2050.

The project's name, Connect Downtown: Planning a Vibrant Town Centre, reflects the intent of the plan: to reimagine how people can access, gather, and interact with a network of public spaces to support a thriving mixed-use area over the long term.

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  • We will seek to understand public aspirations and concerns about the future vibrancy of the Downtown area at multiple touchpoints over the project lifespan.
  • Public input will be considered and reflected in the final Downtown Area Restructure Plan (ARP) that Council will approve in 2025.

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Be Part of Our Climate Emergency Response

With a strong tradition of environmental leadership, we are taking decisive action to address climate change and to prepare our community for a sustainable future.

We are developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan to guide the Town of Canmore’s response to climate change, which will include approaches to climate change mitigation and strategies to address vulnerabilities to climate hazards and build resilience to impacts.

The Climate Emergency Action Plan will serve as a 6 to 10-year guiding document to empower the Town to take actions that will best serve the community while also preparing for and reducing the impacts of climate change. The plan will have a strong socio-economic approach, with an aim for climate action to create a healthier, more equitable, resilient, and livable community.

The Climate Emergency Action Plan will be presented to Town Council in early 2024.  

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