Host A Community Event
Events hosted on Town of Canmore property require an event permit. Town of Canmore venues include Town buildings, parks, trails, parking lots, streets, and roads. The Community Event Committee reviews all applications. Explore information on deadlines, how to apply, and frequently asked questions below.
Event Application Deadlines
- For events happening each year between May 1 to Oct. 31, 2023, the deadline to apply is Jan. 9, 2023.
- For events happening each year between Nov. 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024, the deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.
Applications will still be accepted up to 60 days before the event date, however, priority is given to applications received before the deadline.
- Complete the application form
- Email the completed form to email@example.com
- The Community Event Review Committee will review all applications received. Groups will be notified about the status of their application within 6 weeks after the deadline.
Review the Community Events Manual for all the information you need.
Read the Community Event Policy to learn about the approval process, fees, and other supports.
A Special Event business license is required for any event being issued a Community Event Permit. It is optional for organizers of private events held at a Town of Canmore facility. If a private event does not purchase such a license, each vendor or service/goods provider will require a Vendor business license. Click here to learn more.
Special Event business license fee:
$75 per day
Applications must include:
All events hosted on Town of Canmore Property are required to provide proof of insurance for a minimum of $5 million in liability with the Town of Canmore listed as the additional insured. No event will take place without having provided their proof of insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any disruptions to roads, sidewalks or parking spaces will require a Special Event Road Use Permit Application to be submitted with the event application. Advertising, neighbour notices and certified flag persons may be required and the expense of the event host.
Alberta Health Services must provide permits / approve events with food vendors, or other food service. Click here for more information. A copy of your permit/approval must be submitted to the Town of Canmore’s Events Permitting Coordinator prior to the event.
A liquor license is required for any event in which alcohol is being served or sold. Click here for more information. A copy of your license and an Alcohol Management Plan must be submitted to the Town of Canmore’s Events Permitting Coordinator prior to the event.
An AGLC raffle permit is required for all raffle draws or gaming events. Click here for more information. A copy of your license must be submitted to the Town of Canmore’s Events Permitting Coordinator prior to the even