We are very please to report that Canmore is once again open for business and we are looking forward to the Canada day celebrations. Like any area which has suffered a disaster we need our visitors to return as soon as possible. We hope that you will stay with us of course, but our friends and fellow business owners need your support as well. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful town and we like to share it. Everyone has put in a lot of work to get Canmore up and running again as soon as we can. We look forward to welcoming you.
Here is a quote from the Calgary Herald.
“On Wednesday, the province reopened Highway 1 around Canmore, where surging water and rocks took out bridges and giant chunks of the key tourist road and shipping corridor last Thursday.
“It just got trashed, wiped right out,” Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver said at a roadside news conference as engineers and construction crews finished the final touches to reopen the road.
There have been 140 full-time employees who have logged 13,000 man hours and 5,500 equipment hours to reopen the highway.
“We moved 175,000 cubic metres of rock and fill,” said Fred Desjarlais, vice-president of Volker Stevin Canada, which did the road work with the help of some local contractors and suppliers.
The highway at Carrot Creek, near the east gates into Banff National Park, has also been reopened by Parks Canada in time for the Canada Day long weekend.
“You can travel straight through to Golden,” said Dave McDonough, superintendent of Banff National Park, where officials are starting to survey the extent of the damage now that the highway has been reopened.”