Town of Canmore

Fire Advisory in Effect

May 4, 2023 - a Fire Advisory is in effect. 

A fire advisory is an indication that the fire danger rating has increased. Fire permits may be restricted. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and backcountry or random camping areas.



Fire Permits

Restricted or Suspended

Safe wood campfires on public lands


Safe wood campfires in a designated campground


Safe wood campfires on private land


Safe wood campfire in backyard fire pits


Barbeque – Charcoal briquette



Always Prohibited unless a permit has been issued

Exploding targets

Always Prohibited

Propane/natural gas-powered appliances


Indoor wood fire


Open flame oil devices


Help Prevent Wildfires

What you can do to help protect our community
· If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. 
· Never leave a fire unattended.
· Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it until it is cool to the touch.
· Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard in a bin.
· Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
Stay Informed
Bookmark or download the Alberta Fire Bans app to access information on fire advisories, fire restrictions and fire bans in effect across the province.


The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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