Bed & Breakfasts
Bed & Breakfast Development Permit
Bed and Breakfast establishments are an ancillary commercial use operated by the resident of a single detached dwelling. Bed and Breakfast establishments can provide accommodation for periods of 14 days or less with one meal provided on a daily basis to guests. The maximum amount of accommodation permitted per dwelling is three guestrooms or six pillows (guests), whichever is less. For more details, please see the Land Use Bylaw.
All Bed & Breakfast establishments require a development permit. Please fill out the pdf development permit application form (764 KB) , submit the required information as noted in the pdf B&B Application Requirements (529 KB) , and submit a signed pdf B&B Statutory Declaration (25 KB) .
As part of the application process, a site inspection will be conducted. Once an inspection has been completed a form will be provided outlining the requirements of the business under the Alberta Building Code and Fire Code. The Bed & Breakfast establishment is also required to obtain approval from Alberta Health Services.
Once your Bed & Breakfast Development Permit has been approved, you will be required to apply for your Town of Canmore Home Occupation Business License. To find out what is required to obtain your business license, please click here.
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS - AS OF JUNE 1ST, 2023
A letter was issued on June 1st to all current Bed and Breakfast operators informing them that inspections by the Town's Safety Codes Officer (SCO) is now required as part of the Development Permit (DP) process. The letter which was issued outlining the details of the process change can be found by pdf clicking here (338 KB) .