Town of Canmore

Town of Canmore Census

Permanent Population
According the 2021 federal census, the permanent population of Canmore is 15,990. For more details about the 2021 federal census please visit Statistics Canada

Non-Permanent Population
There are many people who reside in Canmore occasionally but whose primary residence is elsewhere. We refer to our occasional residents as our "non-permanent population." While there is no official count of the non-permanent population, the federal census provides details on the total number of private dwellings, and the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents. 

2021 2016 Change
Total private dwellings 9,173 7,963 +1,210
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 6,804 5,738 +1,066
Calculated private dwellings not occupied by usual residents  2,369 2,225  +144
Percentage of private dwellings occupied by usual residents 74% 72% -2%

 Municipal Census Results from Previous Years

2000 2001 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011   pdf 2014 (627 KB)

Municipal Census Districts
pdf View a map of Canmore's census districts (2.34 MB)

For more information email the municipal clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403.678.1550

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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