Silvertip Village | Canmore, Alberta

Located on the doorstep of Banff National Park, the Town of Canmore is fast becoming a major world class resort destination. With this in mind, the vision for Silvertip Village is based on creating a world class resort village inspired by the wisdom and charm of mountain villages and hill towns of the European Alps.

silvertip-svtp-masterplan-jan-31_1mrUnder the banner of the Civic Design Group, PlaceMakers principal Geoff Dyer prepared the village master plan and a detailed architectural pattern book. The design process was initiated by a 10-day tour of the European Alps by designers and client to carefully study precedents. Silvertip Village will have a distinctly urban village character with an emphasis on a vibrant mixed-use pedestrian oriented environment. World class architects, including Urban Design Associates (UDA) of Pittsburgh, Victor Deupi of New York, Krier-Bontempi of Parma, Italy, and Leon Krier have been engaged to exemplify the new Silvertip Style.

The project incorporates a comprehensive sustainability strategy that includes sustainable urbanism through its walkability and mixed-use design, green infrastructure such as geothermal heating and stormwater BMPs, wildlife movement corridors, and green building techniques.