Teepee Town Phasing Drawing

We are working on transportation improvement projects in the Bow Valley Trail & Teepee Town areas to make it easier for people to travel safely in these communities.

Phase 2A (2024 Project) - Bow Valley Trail East and Hospital Place

We have kicked off this phase of the project. The scope of work includes:

  • Replacement of underground utilities
  • Drainage improvements
  • Separated cycle and pedestrian pathways from Williams Street to Hospital Place
  • New bus stops to service the future Grassi Lakes transit route
  • Significant improvements to Bow Valley Trail crosswalks

What You Need to Know

  • Construction starts this March, and we anticipate work to wrap up in August.
  • We will maintain two lanes of traffic throughout the project lifespan with short periods of alternating traffic if necessary.
  • Expect delays. While construction staging aims to minimize disruptions, delays, detours, and congestion may occur.
    • You will still have access to key services and businesses during construction.
    • You will always have access to the Canmore Hospital via Hospital Place entrance or the Sydney St entrance.
    • Expect occasional pathway closures.
  • Follow posted signage and detours and please drive with care for the safety of workers and pedestrians in the area.
  • Work is expected to continue into the Fall.  Landscaping work will be substantially completed in 2025.

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Phase 2B (2027 Project) - 2 Avenue

The scope of work includes:

  • Replacement/rehabilitation of underground utilities
  • Surface improvements (street and sidewalk) on 2 Ave from the end of Phase 2A to 17 Street
  • Raised intersections at 13 St/2 Ave and 15 St/2 Ave
  • Improvements to drainage adjacent to Bow Valley Trail


If you have a question, please fill out the Contact Engineering Form.

Elk Run Boulevard and Glacier Drive were initially constructed in the 1980s and 1990s, with only minor lifecycle maintenance completed since. The corridor requires replacement of some deep utilities as well as surface lifecycle pavement rehabilitation work.

Get Involved

To read a report on what we heard during phase one click here. The timeline for the project has been delayed, as a result the second phase of feedback will take place in late 2023 or early 2024.


If you have a question, please fill out the Contact Engineering Form.

Railway Avenue is a key transportation corridor. It is due for underground utility work and at the same time we will be making sure its design is consistent with the goals set out in the Integrated Transportation Plan. This project has been split into three main sections - Railway Ave South (complete), Railway Ave Central and Railway Ave North.

Goals for the project include:

  • Enable a greater range of transportation options and opportunities for residents and visitors.
  • Apply a functional and recognizable street design that accommodates all modes: walking, cycling, transit, goods movement, private passenger vehicles.
  • Apply best practice guidelines for street design that will enable 40% non-vehicular travel at peak times (summer, long weekends).
  • Facilitate movement of people into the Town Centre and encourage through-traffic and transportation of goods around the Town Centre.

You can find a summary of the engagement and updated concept plans on the engagement page.

Railway Ave Central

Railway Avenue Central is focused around the Main and 10th Street intersections and connects through new pedestrian and cycle facilities to the north and south sections of Railway. Intersections are proposed to be protected, similar to the new intersection at the Shops of Canmore corner on Bow Valley Trail/Railway Avenue.

Updated Concept Designs (after public engagement):

Original Concept Designs (prior to public engagement):

Elevation Place to Main Street - Updated Concept Design

Main Street to 10 Street - Updated Concept Design

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the design consider emergency vehicle access? 
Transportation design engineering is based on current best practices and adheres to professional standards and guidelines. These standards and guidelines include emergency vehicle access requirements. 
How does the design consider snow clearing? 
The designs has been reviewed by the Streets & Roads team to accommodate snow clearing requirements. 
Is the Town of Canmore looking at formal intercept parking lots? 
Yes. 175 stalls of all-day parking were promoted for intercept parking near Elevation Place, including an area of private land configured for parking by Home Hardware. Concept design for an expansion of the Elevation Place parking area has been completed, however there is no planned implementation for this expansion at this time.

We continue to explore other intercept parking options, however we are limited due to the availability of land. 
Do we need new cycle infrastructure, when there is an existing multi-use trail infront of Elevation Place and parallel to the CP track?
The plan focuses on providing infrastructure for all modes of transportation. Overall transportation planning and specific projects such as Railway Avenue are guided by the Town of Canmore's Integrated Transportation Plan, which is focused on creating infrastructure that works for all modes of travel. Improving the overall network, connections, and desire lines are key factors in increasing the attractiveness of active modes. Recently constructed pedestrian, cycle, and public transit infrastructure have resulted in significant increases in usage.  
Will a reduction in lanes results in traffic delays?
In the short-term there will be small increases in delay during busy periods with the new design. However, this is balanced against the longer-term impacts of not addressing our congestion challenges and having increasing delay in the long-term. If we do nothing we will see longer delays and a poor experience for all modes of travel in the future.


If you have further questions on this topic, please fill out this form.