Welcome to the Town of Canmore!

This is the official website for the municipality and contains everything you need to know about municipal matters for the Town of Canmore. The website also contains information about Canmore’s sustainability efforts, our history, our amazing natural environment, and some general information about living and playing in Canmore.


Town of Canmore-wide fire ban

Due to windy conditions and high wildfire risks, a fire ban is now in place within the Town of Canmore.  This fire ban is following the Alberta wide fire ban and is effective immediately, until further notice.

What's prohibited?
All open fires are banned, including campfires in campgrounds, backcountry and random camping areas. This includes charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.

What is allowed?
Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques (not charcoal briquettes) designed for cooking or heating, and catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

Are fire permits allowed?
No. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled in Alberta’s Forest Protection Area and no new fire permits will be issued. 

Effective Date: May 25th, 2015

It may require several days of rain for this fire ban to be lifted.

For more information on the provincial fire ban please go to www.albertafirebans.ca

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