It’s good news for the Canmore Hotel. Built in 1890, the Canmore Hotel was recently declared a municipal historic site. This means one of Alberta’s last-remaining wooden hotels is protected. It can’t be torn down. The owner, Neil Richardson of Heritage Property Corp., who proposed the designation for the Hotel, can still renovate and restore the building, but if he ever decides to sell, a new owner can’t demolish the Hotel. A win for Canmore and its identity as a former coal-mining town.
Tanya Foubert of the Rocky Mountain Outlook wrote a story about this. Follow the Canmore Hotel to read it.