Smith Creek is about staying put and settling in the newest, most established community in Three Sisters Mountain Village.
Combining thoughtful designs and strategic engineering considerations, infrastructure is created to blend and capitalize on the natural wonder of the Canmore experience. With nearby transit stops, community nodes, and commercial services, Smith Creek provides sustainable living at your doorstep. What’s more, rinks, parks and pavilions draw this close-knit community together year-round amidst the Canmore’s dynamic changing seasons.
Smith Creek also has a Flex-Commercial-Industrial District, allowing residents of Three Sisters Mountain Village and Dead Man’s Flats to take advantage of Canmore’s bustling commercial sector. With space for retail stores, personal services, grocery, restaurants, offices, and institutions, Canmorites and the businesses that shape the town’s culture will be able to thrive.
Where is Smith Creek?
The proposed development area for Smith Creek is located within Canmore. It encompasses the land adjacent to Stewart Creek Golf Course and extends to the Dead Man’s Flats interchange at the eastern edge of Canmore. Before the Smith Creek lands can be developed, an Area Structure Plan (ASP) must be approved by Town of Canmore Council.
Working with 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 Smith Creek to the Town of Canmore in December 2020. Along with the Three Sisters Village ASP, these high-level planning documents set a vision and broad policy framework for how the Three Sisters Mountain Village community will continue to grow with Canmore over the next 20 to 30 years.
Read our ASP here.
In 2021, Three Sisters Mountain Village submitted an appeal to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (LPRT, formerly the Municipal Government Board) requesting them to order the Town of Canmore to adopt the Three Sisters and Smith Creek ASPs. The rationale for the appeals was that most of the land within the ASPs was previously approved for development by the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) in 1992 and that the proposed ASPs were consistent with that approval.
The hearings for the Smith Creek and Three Sisters Village ASPs began on February 22, 2022 with the LPRT issuing their decision on May 16, 2022. The LPRT concluded that both the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek ASPs are consistent with the NRCB Approval and ordered the Town to adopt them.
The Smith Creek ASP decision can be found here.