701 Mallard Alley

5 beds

7 bath

5843 sqft




Property Type:

Single Family

2024 Property Taxes:


Welcome to Mallard Alley, come and view Canmore’s “Creek house” a property that is known in the local Real Estate community as the most unique property in the Bow Valley. Webster’s defines UNIQUE as one of a kind, special, a class by itself; the Creek house is all of that and more! The Creek house starts with its unique location, the property is encircled by Policeman’s Creek making it feel like you are living on your own private island yet only a two block walk from Canmore’s Town Center with its shops, restaurants, pubs and major services. What is amazing is how quiet and serene you will find this property to actually be, being on an alley versus a busy street and surrounded by water all contribute to the creation of this piece of paradise. The location allows you to immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance where you can simply enjoy the gentle flow of the creek or drop your paddle board, raft or kayak into the water for a gentle family float. Put on your hip waders for early season fly fishing in this quiet place before heading out to the Bow River for more serious fishing or use the creek to teach your little ones to enjoy the sport with you. When the day is over an evening fire with smores and laughter along Policeman’s banks, all the while enjoying unobstructed 360 views of the mountains surrounding Canmore. Summer or Winter, day or night Policeman’s creek is THE wildlife corridor through Canmore’s town center, from the Creek house you will see Elk, Deer, Fox, Coyote, Bears and waterfoul (there is a reason it is called Mallard Alley), upwards of 150 ducks a day in the winter call the Creek house their daily feeding station, see photo. Although there is over 5900 sq-ft the second uniqueness of the Creek house is that it was designed and built for future housing options as a possible two family duplex. The front side is a two bedroom, 2-1/2 bath 2000 sq-ft home while the back is a three bedroom 3-1/2 bath 3900 sq-ft (incl. the basement) home. The basement is partially developed including a rough-in three piece bath. All of the five bedrooms are individual suites all with their own private 4 or 5 piece baths. Interior finishing and craftsmanship of the Creek house offer its third level of uniqueness. Hand painted murals the largest of which is 26ft tall by 20ft wide, depicting scenes of indigenous life, early settlers and mountain wildlife are all outstanding pieces of art. Full sized reproduction of an indigenous chieftain in full headdress, mounted above the fireplace is world class and receives endless compliments; guests regularly have their selfies taken there. Throughout the Creek house there is extensive hand crafted log work, on the ceilings, above the fireplaces, around the doors and windows and interior sculptures and accents, all of the wood has been collected from the forests surrounding Canmore. Finally locally hand crafted iron work and river rock fireplaces compliment the unique craftsmanship. As one of Canada’s premiere visitor locations Canmore home buyers are often looking to offset ownership costs; few homes have the Creek house’ unique zoning and bylaw allowances specific to rental use that can provide that support. As the Owner of this property you have access to multiple revenue generation opportunities whether you are or are not living in the home. The Creek house zoning allows for part time or fulltime short term rental or long term rental, these rental options apply to the front side, the back side or both all of which is legal and protected by the properties Direct Control bylaw. The Creek house has been used for some form of revenue generation over the last 25 years well established in the community with an established client list. Historical revenue and forecasted numbers can be provided to interested parties. Please note the current OWNER is currently investigating sub dividing the duplex into two separate housing units with separate titles. If you have any interest in acquiring just one of the units, front or back or the entire property please reach out to you realtor and book a tour today!


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