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Sidewalk Snow Removal

The City of Lethbridge clears more than 215 km of sidewalks and pathways within the city each winter, based on a priority system. Learn more about pathway and sidewalk snow removal activities done by the City, priority routes, maps, responsibilities and equipment.

Snow removal activities in Lethbridge are governed by our Snow Removal Bylaw.

Please clear sidewalk snow and ice within 24 hours

Residents and business owners are responsible for sidewalk snow removal adjacent to their property. We ask that you clear any snow, ice or other debris that has fallen on the sidewalk next to your property within 24 hours of snowfall. This ensures that Lethbridge pedestrians and motorists may safely travel around the city during ice and snowy winter conditions.

What happens if I don’t clear my sidewalk?

If you do not keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice, you may receive a notice requiring your sidewalk to be clear. Failure to comply results in:

  • A first offence penalty of $50
  • A second offence penalty of $100
  • A third offence penalty of $150

Sidewalk snow clearing tips

View some helpful sidewalk snow clearing tips when removing snow and ice from your sidewalk:

  • Shovel sidewalk and driveway snow onto yards and boulevard areas where possible, instead of onto alleys and roads. This helps you and your neighbours to avoid getting stuck when snow accumulates.
  • Have elderly neighbours? Be a snow angel and help shovel their sidewalks too!

Report a concern

If you would like to report a sidewalk snow clearing concern with the City, please complete our online form [link to page: Report an Issue], call 3-1-1 (or 403-320-3111 outside city limits), or visit our Regulatory Services department on the first floor of City Hall during regular business hours.

Need sand for your icy sidewalk?

We have two locations where you can pick up free sand for icy sidewalks. Please bring your own bucket and shovel to help load your sand. You can collect free sand at:

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