Three Sisters Village will become a new activity, health and wellness hub, economic driver and gathering place for the community.
The Village will welcome people from around the world to enjoy all that Canmore has to offer and will be a home and destination for residents and guests alike. This area will be anchored by a pedestrianized mixed-use village centre bordered by a landmark hotel with a plaza that will become a meeting place and a place to experience programming and events. Transit, cycling and pedestrian trails will link the entire community and other areas of Canmore making sustainable forms of transportation the easiest choice.
An outdoor Resort Recreation Amenity Area will feature activities such as ropes courses, climbing walls, and bicycle pump tracks anchoring other recreational opportunities the resort offers. The residential neighbourhood will focus on compact development and emphasises ‘missing middle’ forms of housing for new and existing Canmorites. Once arriving, residents and guests will be able to get around the neighbourhood most easily by walking, cycling or taking transit to other areas of Canmore.
The Village Centre will be home to cafes, restaurants, retail, and markets as well as offices, tourist homes and other complementary uses above grade. Pedestrian-only streets and plazas will provide for a high-quality pedestrian experience that culminates around a centralized plaza.
The Innovation District focuses on creative manufacturing that accommodates flexible, light industrial uses, office spaces, and to start, limited at-grade commercial uses. This district will be a showcase for innovative spaces where Canmore’s business community can focus on the creation, development and ancillary marketing of products or services, both physically and digitally to contribute to the economic diversification of Canmore.
All of these offerings come together in Three Sisters Village making it the natural basecamp for local and guest recreational adventures and a recognized health and wellness hub.
Three Sisters Village ASP submitted to the Town of Canmore
Informed by over five years of community engagement and supporting technical studies, Three Sisters Mountain Village submitted its Area Structure Plan (ASP) for Three Sisters Village to the Town of Canmore. These high-level planning documents set a vision and broad policy framework for how the Three Sisters community will continue to grow with Canmore over the next 20 to 30 years.
Two ASPs are being considered at the same time to provide the Canmore community an understanding of the complete vision for Three Sisters Mountain Village.
Supporting technical studies
ASPs are policy planning documents that set a broad framework for development. Before an ASP can proceed to Council, its supporting technical studies need to be reviewed and accepted by the municipality. Some reports cover each neighbourhood, while others are specific to one ASP. These studies are available after they have been reviewed by the Town of Canmore Administration and no further technical questions will alter or change the report.
Supporting technical studies covering Three Sisters Mountain Village:
- What We Heard Report
- Three Sisters Mountain Village Municipal Fiscal Impact Assessment
- Three Sisters Mountain Village Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
- Executive Summary – Commercial Needs Assessment
- Commercial Market Needs Assessment
- Wildfire Risk Assessment
- Transportation Impact Assessment
Supporting technical studies specific to Three Sisters Village:
- Three Sisters Village Servicing Report
- Three Sisters Village Master Drainage Plan
- Three Sisters Village Area Mining Impact Overview Report
- Three Sisters Village Environmental Impact Statement
- Third Party Review – Three Sisters Village Environmental Impact Statement
- Three Sisters Creek Hazard Assessment Update
- Three Sisters Creek Preliminary Mitigation Design Report
- Three Sisters Creek Option Analysis
Listen to Building Communities: A Three Sisters Mountain Village Podcast
To help the community of Canmore understand the importance of an Area Structure Plan, TSMV produced a podcast that explains this integral planning document, planning regulations in Alberta and what’s next for TSMV. Host Michelle Gurney speaks with Dr. Francisco Alaniz Uribe, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Calgary, and David Taylor, TSMV President, to learn more.
Where is Three Sisters’ Village?
The proposed development area for Three Sisters’ Village is located within the Town of Canmore, south of the downtown core along Three Sisters Parkway, just west of Stewart Creek Golf Course. The Village will become the focal point of TSMV. It is anticipated that the neighborhood will be complete in 20-plus years.