What authority does the City of Chestermere have to do this?

The City cannot prohibit non-residents from using the beach as Alberta does not allow discrimination between residents and non-residents being permitted in public places. However, by passing Bylaw #006-21, Temporary Beaches and Recreational Areas Near Water Bylaw, the City can recover some of the costs associated with the activities at the beach by charging a fee for non-residents. This is done under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and the City has the right to regulate activities on Chestermere Lake under the agreement with the Western Irrigation District.

 Last Updated: May 21, 2021

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1. When will the beach fees start?
2. What type of payment will you accept?
3. Which beaches will you have to pay for?
4. If I am a Chestermere resident, can I bring a guest who is not a resident?
5. I am a resident, but my children do not regularly live with me. Will I have to pay for them if we go to the beach?
6. Our kids go to Chestermere schools. Do they have to pay?
7. Why don’t Chestermere residents pay a fee?
8. Why did Council implement beach fees for non-residents?
9. How were the fees chosen?
10. What authority does the City of Chestermere have to do this?