Silvertip owners pitch ambitious $1-billion plan

Photo courtesy of the Crag and Canyon.

Photo courtesy of the Crag and Canyon.

A $1-billion development is being pitched for Canmore's Silvertip Resort.

On Feb. 9, the owners of Silvertip revealed their updated 2007 master plan at a Bow Valley Builders and Developers Association luncheon.

It could include the construction of a conference facility, casino, boutique hotels, spas, shopping and dining, as well as a gondola to the top of Mount Lady MacDonald from the Palliser lands.

Read more in both the Crag and Canyon and the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

Since the plans have become public, conservationists have expressed concerns about the plans.

"I've never felt that the prospects for grizzly bears in this valley are slimmer," Stephen Legault, the Alberta program director for Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, told Canmore Commons. "I am reeling from the sheer scale of proposals for development in this valley.

"This place will not support the very fabric of wildlife connectivity that we have worked so hard to preserve."


Public open houses on the Silvertip development plan are being held on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and March 15 at 7 p.m. See our events page for details.

Canmore Commons