Temporary Outdoor Patio, Fitness Area and Retail Space


As of April 1, 2022, the temporary patio program is being administered on an annual basis from April 1 - October 31 of each year. Businesses will need to reapply annually to take advantage of the temporary patio program. 

If you are planning to operate a temporary patio on a permanent basis, you will be required to apply for a development permit to maintain a permanent patio. 

You can apply for the Temporary Patios Program through this page. Ensure you review the Program Guidelines and Schedule A - Terms and Conditions to start preparing the required submissions.

If you have any questions about the program or about the status of your temporary patio location or application, please contact Community, Growth & Investment at 403-995-2760 or using this online form: contact us.

The Town' is committed to providing the community with a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant and unique downtown with a variety of opportunities for dining and leisure. Business are invited to apply for temporary patios and retail spaces in existing parking spaces and/or on certain public property such as sidewalks provided that mobility connectivity through these areas is maintained. 

Please follow the steps below if you business is interested in setting up a temporary patio.

Five steps to your outdoor space

What if I have an existing outdoor patio?

If you have an existing patio with an approved development permit (not temporary), the patio approval is permanent and does not need to be renewed.

Last Updated: April 27, 2023