2024 Project Summary
Many projects were approved in the 2023/2024 Budget and are scheduled to begin this year. The full budget and complete list of projects can be viewed on this webpage.
For a summarized list of all 2023/2024 capital projects, see below.
Here is a summary of some of the ongoing and new 2024 projects that may be of interest to the public (click on the project heading for more detailed information - where it is available):
New Fire Station
Council has approved a new 8-bay fire hall to replace the old fire hall built in the late 1980’s. It will be located along Palliser Trail, at the site just below the cemetery. Design work for the fire hall is nearing completion, with a goal of the building being as close to net zero carbon as possible. Construction of the fire hall is scheduled to take place in 2022-23.
A 34m high embankment dam on Cougar Creek, upstream from the community in under construction. In a flood event, the structure will reduce the flow of water and removes the larger debris from reaching the downstream area of the creek.
Mountain Creek Hazard Mitigation
Another priority is to address unacceptable risks to existing development and ensure safe future development through our Steep Creek Hazard Mitigation Program. Projects this year will significantly reduce community safety risk. The first one is the design of the long-term debris-flood hazard mitigation of Three Sisters Creek. The preliminary design includes a long offset berm on the east side of the upper channel, and debris management at the golf course pond and at the Three Sisters Parkway. This will complement the project completed in 2018. It will also be compatible with potential future mitigation upgrades required for development of Three Sisters Village. Next is the long-term debris-flood hazard mitigation of Stone Creek. The project will include detailed design, risk reduction re-assessment, and environmental permitting.
Town Centre Area Redevelopment Plan (Connect Downtown)
Growth of the overall community and increases in visitation have reinforced Canmore’s Town Centre as a vibrant destination and the heart of the community. A Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan will establish a revised vision and provide the direction necessary to inform land use changes, municipal investments, and upgrades to the area and opportunities for further enhancements by the local business community. This would include an investigation of seasonal or permanent pedestrianization of a portion of Main Street; identifying the impacts, as well as opportunities this would have on operations, the local business community, and the surrounding residential neighbourhoods.
Main Street Pedestrian Zone
Council has approved another temporary implementation of a pedestrian-only Main Street in the summer will see enhancements to the space until the Town Centre Area Redevelopment Plan is completed.
Railway Avenue is a key transportation corridor. It is due for major underground utility work to increase the size of the wastewater main, and at the same time we will be making changes to the road design to match the recently completed southern part of the road where it intersects with Bow Valley Trail and becomes Benchlands trail. The scope includes new sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and reconstruction of the intersection at Main Street. While construction won’t begin until 2024, this project will provide a greater range of transportation options and opportunities for residents and visitors, facilitate movement of people into the Town Centre, and encourage through-traffic and transportation of goods around the Town Centre.
In 2024 we will be improving the west side of Bow Valley Trail from Williams Street to Hospital Place (highlighted in red as phase 2A on the image). The scope of work for 2023 includes replacement of underground utilities, drainage improvements, and construction of separated cycle and pedestrian pathways.
Pumphouse 2 -New Water Treatment Plant
One of the biggest projects is replacing the 40-year old Pumphouse 2 with a new Water Treatment Plant and decommissioning the current facility. The new water treatment plant will double the current capacity to support water demand to full community buildout.
If you’re looking for information on other development projects happening around Canmore, visit our webpage Current Planning Applications.
Summary of 2024 Capital Projects
The full budget and complete list of projects can be viewed on this webpage.
Visit RFP and Tender Opportunities to bid on current projects.
|Administration, Economic Development, CSD
|Main Street Pedestrian Zone
|Property Tax Taskforce
|Indigenous Consultation Support
|Tourism Economic Impact Assessment
|Long Term Financial Strategy Update
|Data Center Migration
|PC Lifecycle & New Equipment
|IT Infrastructure Lifecycle & New Equipment
|Municipal Enforcement Radio Upgrades
|Elk Run Maintenance Facility Repairs & Maintenance
|EP Condition Assessment and Priority Repairs (2024)
|CRC - Olympia Ice Resurfacer Replacement
|Boom Lift Replacement
|EP - Waterslide Area Repairs
|Recreation Facility Feasability Study
|Engineering - Flood Projects
|Hazard Mitigation Three Sisters Creek Design
|Hazard Mitigation Three Sisters Creek Construction
|Hazard Mitigation Stone Creek
|Transportation Safety and Accessibility
|Bridge Asset Management
|Street and Drainage Rehabilitation
|Pathway Network Connectivity
|Parking Management Implementation
|Comp St Improv Railway to Main
|Climate Emergency Action Plan - Implement 2024
|Human-Wildlife Coexistence - Implement 2024
|Utility Tractor Replacement F-79
|EV Charger Install Town Facilities
|Parks Equipment Lifecycle 2024
|Construction Renovation & Demolition Waste Study and Plan
|Water Utility - SWS
|Container Replacement 2024
|Pedestrian Container Replacement 2024
|3 Tonne Collection Vehicle Replacement
|WWTP - Odour Control - Construction
|Railway Avenue Wastewater Upgrade
|Elk Run Sewer Main Replacement - Design
|WWTP - Influent Screen Capacity Upgrade
|Utility Vehicle Replacement (Vactor Truck)
|WWTP Upgrade - Conceptual Design
|Railway Ave Water Line Replacement - Construction Phase 1 (South)
|Teepee Town Water Line Upgrade (1 Ave Mountain Ave Laneway)
Section 534 of the Municipal Government Act states that, within one year of the completion of construction or erection of a public work or structure, the Town of Canmore must deliver or mail notices to every owner of land (owners) abutting land on which the public work or structure is situated.
Injurious affection is defined as "the permanent reduction in the appraised value of land as a result of the existence, but not the construction, erection or use, of a public work or structure..."
To view of a copy of section 534 pdfclick here (66 KB) .
To view a copy of the 2022 MGA section 534 Public Notice pdfclick here (61 KB) .
Feb. 1, 2024
Any section 534 claim for compensation must be received by The Town of
Canmore within 60 days after publication of this notice. This notice is not an
admission of liability by The Town of Canmore. Please note that a claim must
be in writing and, at a minimum, state both the amount claimed and the
particulars of the claim.
Bus Stop Improvement Program
8 Avenue South at Bridge Road
Palliser Trail at Palliser Lane West
Prospect Heights West (south of 101 Three Sisters Drive)
Rundle Drive north (east of Three Sister's Drive)
75 Dyrgas Gate
West Bow River Pathway
West bank of Bow River between Bridge Road and Van Horne
Canmore Fire Station
1200 Steward Road
Fire Station Topsoil Stockpile Management
1200 Steward Road
Scout Hall Repairs & Maintenance
914 8 Street
Lions Park Tennis Redevelopment
Lions Park Playground
Lady MacDonald Playground
Moraine Road / Lady MacDonald Drive
Mail Claims to:
Section 534 Claim
Town of Canmore
902 7 Ave Canmore, AB T1W 3K1
Or send by email to:
Please note claims sent by fax will not be accepted.