B&Bs and Short Term Rentals

Bed & Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast establishments can provide accommodation for periods of 14 days or less with one meal provided on a daily basis to guests.  

Visit Planning for details.

Bed & Breakfast Business Licence

This business licence applies to a Bed and Breakfast operated by the resident of a single detached dwelling in Canmore. 


Annual: $130
Micro-Business: $32.50

Applications must include:

1. Application form
2. Development Permit and Schedule A from Planning

Do You Qualify for Micro-Business Status?

A Canmore-based business or a Regional licence holder whose business grosses less than $30,000 per year. A declaration is included as part of the application form. If approved, the licence fee is reduced to $32.50 for the year. Supporting documentation may be requested. 

Learn more about business licences.

Short-Term Rentals

Information for Short-Term Rental Owners and Property Managers

Property managers, whether an individual property owner or formal business, that manage one or more short-term rental properties within Canmore require a business licence.  If the owner has hired a third party property manager or their unit is part of a building's rental pool, the third party or building property manager requires the business licence and the owner does not. 

To apply for a business licence, submit an application package for a licence that best suits the location of your property management business. E.g. if you manage your rentals from the comfort of your home or office in Calgary, apply for a Non-Resident licence.  

One licence is intended to cover all managed properties.

Need to add a property to your account? Submit a property list.  Please only list new properties to be added to your business licence account.

Learn more about short-term rentals.

Requirements outside of the jurisdiction of the Town of Canmore:

1. Collecting and remitting the Alberta Tourism Levy. Visit Alberta.ca for information
2. Collecting and remitting GST. Visit Canada Revenue Agency for information
3. Inspection and cleaning of hot tubs, where applicable.  Contact Environmental Public Health (Calgary Zone).