Sidewalk Snow Removal

Sidewalk Snow Removal in Calgary and Edmonton

Winter in Alberta means snow. Lots of snow. Inches and inches with every snowfall. After a few snowfalls, your sidewalks and pathways are possibly covered in snow. 

All that snow may look pretty in your yard but it’s a hazard when it builds up on your sidewalks.

For your and your neighbour’s safety, you need to remove that snow from your sidewalks and pathways, and you need to do it fast. The longer you let it build up, the deeper and icier it can get.

That’s where the snow removal professionals at Yardworx come in. We offer sidewalk snow removal for Calgary and Edmonton residents and businesses – so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

What Happens if You Don't Shovel Your Sidewalks?

You can let the snow build up in your yard but you can’t let it stay on your sidewalks. Shovelling the snow from your sidewalks is important because:

It's a Safety Hazard

First, if you don't shovel your sidewalks you won't be able to use them. Here in Calgary and Edmonton, we're known for our deep and drifting snow.

The deeper it gets, the harder it is to walk through. You have to shovel your walkways just to get from your front door to your driveway!

If you don't shovel your sidewalks they will quickly become impassable.

Slip and Fall Accidents

In addition, if you don't clear your walkways of snow and ice someone is likely to slip and fall. This happens more in Alberta than in other provinces, due to our consistent melt/freeze weather cycles.

If someone gets injured because you haven't cleared your sidewalk, that's negligence and you may be liable for large damages. That goes for both homeowners and business owners.

City Bylaws

Finally, the cities of Calgary and Edmonton both require you to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours after a snowfall ends.

You could get a minimum fine of $100 if you don't clear the snow on both public and private sidewalks on your property.

If you are a repeat offender, the find can get much larger than that.

If you live in Calgary, it is important to note that:

  • You need to remove snow and ice – down to the bare surface – from public sidewalks bordering your private property within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Owners of rental properties are responsible for arranging for snow and ice removal when they reside elsewhere.
  • You need to remove a minimum width of 1.5 meters of snow and ice – down to the bare surface – from a public pathway bordering your property, also within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Applicable pathways are those that run parallel and adjacent to a street, with or without separation between the pathway and street (e.g. a grass boulevard).
  • You need to pile snow from your private driveway or walkway on your own property (e.g. front lawn). Snow from a public sidewalk or pathway may be shovelled onto another public property, such as a road.

Our Pricing

Residential Snow Removal

Monthly Flat Rate
$ 172
  • Front walk and the walk to the front door
  • Clearing within 24 hours after a snowfall
  • Unlimited visits after every snowfall

Commercial Snow Removal

Monthly Flat Rate
Free estimate
  • Sidewalk & doorway clearing
  • Clear every 24 hour for a multi-day snow event
  • Comply with all city bylaws

One-Time Snow Removal

One-Time Fee
$ 62
per man hour
  • One hour minimum
  • Available for residential and commercial
  • Comply with all city bylaws

Competitive Pricing

We believe in straight up service for a straight up price. You will never see ‘additional’ surprise charges or hidden fees on your invoice.

Superior Customer Service

We actually pick up our phones and reply to your emails right away! You hired us to save you time, not waste your time.

Insured & Bonded

Many service providers do not carry the proper insurance which could leave you vulnerable to damages and even lawsuits! Yardworx is fully insured and bonded.

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What Does Yardworx Offer?

Fortunately, Yardworx offers both residential and commercial snow shovelling services.

We will shovel your private pathways, as well as the city sidewalks and pathways. Even though the sidewalks might be public, they are still your responsibility.

During our visits, our crew will ensure that your property is clear of snow.

This includes city sidewalks and pathways, private sidewalks & pathways, driveways, stairs, ramps, handrails, parking stalls (including handicap stalls), paths for garbage bins and mail, and fire exits.

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Residential Monthly Plan

Our Residential Snow Removal Monthly Plan includes:

  • Snow clearing within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall
  • Unlimited visits after every snowfall – this means if it snows for 30 days/month, we will make 30 visits
  • Flexible billing date range
  • We offer a flat monthly rate for residential and commercial properties
  • Our crew can come out more than once per day

We understand the ins and outs of Calgary and Edmonton’s city bylaws. After all, we’ve done this for over 25 years in Alberta.

Commercial Winter Plan

If you own a commercial property, we can also shovel or plow your parking lots and other public areas.

We'll even haul away any snow that can't be stored on your property, and use gravel, sand, or Ice Melt to keep your walkways free from ice buildup.

You can order our snow shovelling services on an as-needed basis after each snow, or sign up from our monthly snow removal services.

We offer monthly plans for both residences and commercial properties.

How Much Does Snow Removal Cost?

Residential Sidewalk Snow Removal Pricing


At Yardworx, we start all residential snow removal projects with a minimum monthly rate of $172.00.

This includes the front walk and the walk to the front door, along with unlimited visits up to once a day.

If you wish to add any additional areas, driveway, corner lot, oversized lot, back area and deck/patio snow clearing are offered at an additional cost.

Commercial Sidewalk Snow Removal Pricing

Pricing varies based on square footage

Our commercial monthly plan includes unlimited sidewalk clearing. Our crew will visit your property 24 hours after every snowfall.

We offer a flat monthly rate for commercial properties, but the pricing varies based on your square footage. High traffic areas are also taken into account, for example, downtown areas.

Our crew can also come out more than once a day. The additional visits are $62.50/man hour with a one hour minimum per visit.

What’s Not Included in Our Monthly Plan:

Ice melt services are not included in our monthly plan for both commercial and residential customers.

  • About one pound of ice removal clears about 30-40 feet of sidewalk.
  • This service costs $2.50 per pound as well as $62.50 per worker per hour.

Gravel and snow hauling services are also not included in the monthly plan for commercial customers. Any additional plows over the first two in the month are not part of the monthly commercial plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, our crews are trained to pile the snow where it needs to go. The snow that falls onto the private property must be piled on private property. The snow that falls onto public sidewalks can be piled on public/city property.

Crews are dispatched on trace amounts of snow – we clear the snow within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall event.

No, we do edge to edge down to the pavement. If you would like your driveway cleared, we will need to clear the whole area for liability reasons.

Our crews only use child/animal safe ice melt – this is not salt, but a special chemical specified to work on ice while not causing harm to pets or children if they come into contact with it.

Ice Melt is $2.50/lb and is applied at our contractor’s discretion – 1 lb is approx. the size of a large Tim Hortons cup and services up to 30-40 ft of the sidewalk.

No, all our crews are kept on standby, so we do not offer discounts if there is no snow during a specific month of your contract. The crews rely on this income to stay on call.

Plastic Shovels/backpack blowers/metal scrapers.

Why Choose Yardworx

Our professional crews offer a variety of services to ensure your residence remains clear of ice and snow, usually before 2:00 p.m. We’ll bring the right tools for the job, every time, for maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact.

Flat Rate Plan

For a set monthly rate, our crews will visit your residence to remove the snow after every snowfall. This package is unlimited – we’ll come every day if needed.

Save Time & Labour

Our services will save you time and labour, allowing you to focus on the more important aspects of your life

Certified Professionals

All of our service providers are ASCA certified. We take great pride in our work and strive to provide utmost customer satisfaction.

Easy Ordering

Order your services online any time of the day or week, making our services very accessible. That means that you can order tonight, at home in your pyjamas, and we’ll visit tomorrow. It’s that easy!

Weather Monitoring

Our team is constantly tracking weather activity to anticipate major snow events. We know how to prepare for every situation, from overnight ice to steady snowfalls, and are available 24/7 to respond when you need us.

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Snow & Ice ByLaws

Bylaws from the City of Calgary & Edmonton states that snow and ice must be removed from City pathways and sidewalks within 24 hours, starting from when the snow stops.
Our team knows these bylaws inside and out, so you can rest assured you won’t be ticketed or fined.

Book with us in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Book your services 24/7 through our online form. Chances are if there is a snow event happening, our teams will be standing by!

Step 2: Our team will follow up with you on your order to verify your quote and ensure we have all the directions and specifications we need.

Step 3: Our system alerts the crew best suited for your job. The crew will come to you as soon as possible, sometimes immediately.

Crews will arrive at your site within 24 hours (in most cases). When they’re finished, the crew records the completed job with time-stamped photographs. Once our crew is done, you will be alerted that the job is complete with the photographs to show you that the snow has been safely removed.

Please note that we try to have every property serviced in a timely manner but all services are weather dependent.

We always pick up the phone, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you—so give us a call or order online.

We Are Certified Professionals​

Yardworx professionals are members of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) with select management being certified with the association. We work closely together to ensure new Industry Standards are met and exceeded. We take great pride in our work and strive to provide utmost customer satisfaction

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