Town of Canmore

Building Permits

Building Permits are required for most home or commercial renovations and new construction.

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Development Permits

A development permit is needed for most new construction, or any time there is a change in the way land is used or the intensity of use.

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Accessory Suites

An accessory suite is a collective term for the various types of suites - secondary suites, garden suites, and garage suites.

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Bed & Breakfasts

All Bed & Breakfasts establishment require a development permit.

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Home Occupation Permits

Home occupations are small-scale businesses that operate out of a home in a residential neighbourhood.

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The intent of the signage standards and regulations is to balance the visibility of signage with an attractive appearance of the community, in keeping with its spectacular mountain setting.

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Vacation Rentals

Learn more about the regulations surrounding tourist homes, vacation rentals, short term accomodations, and AirBnB in the community of Canmore.

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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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