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Dead Man’s Flats Real Estate

Dead Man's Flats is a small hamlet located just east of Canmore in the Municipal District of Bighorn No.8.  In terms of Canmore's real estate market, the area has seen an influx of new development recently. This development has provided homeowners with pristine mountain living at the river's bend, sleek modern styling and, perhaps most importantly, the easiest commute to Calgary and the Calgary International Airport.  

Popular real estate developments in Dead Mans Flats include: Copperstone Resort, Pigeon Creek Condos, River's Bend and Skogan Court.  Scroll down to view all active MLS listings.


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103 River's Bend Wy, Dead Mans Flats, Alberta - $1,299,000

Single Family, Freehold
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,659 SQFT
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Enjoy This Thoughtfully Designed, Brand New, Family Home In The New River's Bend Development Just Minutes From Canmore. Entertain Guests In Your Modern, Open Concept Kitchen While The Kids Take Over The Downstairs And Store All Your Toys In The La...

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133 Rivers Bend Wy, Dead Mans Flats, Alberta - $1,142,500

Single Family, Freehold
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,127 SQFT
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Brand New 3 Bedroom Family Home In Beautiful River's Bend!the Front Entrance Is Bright And Surrounded By Windows & Leads To The Open Concept Vaulted And West Facing Living Room With Sweeping Mountain Views.the Front Deck Off The Living Room Allows...

RE/MAX ALPINE REALTY

131 River's Bend Way, Dead Man's Flats, Alberta - $989,000

Single Family, Freehold
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,404 SQFT
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Single Family Home With Garage In A Peaceful Setting. Four Bedroom, Three Bathroom Home With Over 2,400 Square Feet Of Living Space Situated In A Young And Vibrant Dead Man's Flats Neighborhood. Masterfully Designed With Modern Finishes Throughout...

CENTURY 21 NORDIC REALTY

5103-250 2nd Avenue, Dead Man's Flats, Alberta - $299,000

Recreational, Condominium
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 636 SQFT
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Vacation Condo Minutes From Banff National Park. Situated In The Copperstone Resort, This One Bedroom Unit Offers Everything You Could Ask For From A Mountain Retreat. Open Concept Kitchen, Dining Room And Living Room With A Cozy Fireplace. The Li...

CENTURY 21 NORDIC REALTY


Originally, the hamlet was actually called "Pigeon Mountain Service Centre" and consisted primarily of what is now known as the Husky Service Station and several small hotels.  However, in 1985, the municipality recognized that for decades locals had been referring to the area as "Dead Man's Flats" and voted to change the name in an effort to increase tourism.  While vacationers did not necessarily start flocking to the distinctively named hamlet, in 1992 the first residential apartment complex was constructed. Other dwellings have been added to the area since, and a 2011 census indicated that there were 121 permanent residents in the area. That said, the addition of the River's Bend Development at Skogan Court has more than likely nearly tripled that number.

There are a variety of stories behind the unusual name, but the version most often talked about among locals is that of the 2 trappers caught illegally trapping beaver on the flats of the Bow River, which at the time was part of the National Park.  The 2 men had noticed the warden approaching and knew they did not have time to escape.  Rather than face prosecution they quickly covered themselves in beaver blood and pretended to be dead.  The warden, fooled by their deception, immediately left the area to get help and the men were able to escape with their ill-gotten furs.

The name has received mixed reviews over the years, and in 2014 one of the residents submitted a request to the Municipality of Bighorn to have it changed to something a little more pleasant. While the movement seemed to gain a bit of momentum, Councilors ultimately voted unanimously to keep the name to honour the area's history.

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Last updated October 17th, 2019 at 1:47am MDT.