When considering hosting a community event within the Town of Canmore, please review the following information. Only those events hosted on Town of Canmore property require an Event Permit, however all events may benefit from the guidelines below. All forms and documents that may be required for your event to be permitted can be found below.
Consider your Location
Be sure to consider all event requirements when selecting a location for your event. Will your event require power? Water? Access to washrooms? Garbage and recycling bins?
If you are interested in booking a park or Town of Canmore venue for a community event, please be advised that our rental fee structure will be applied, and that a deposit may be required.
Town of Canmore venues include Town buildings, parks, trails, parking lots, streets and roads.
Will your Event Require a Business License?
Whether it’s hot chocolate, raffle tickets, admission or goods, sales of any type will require that your event obtain either a Special Event or Temporary Business License. We will work with you to help decide which license is best for you and your event.
Will the Event Require Road Closures or Road Right of Ways?
Any disruptions to roads, sidewalks or parking spaces will require a Special Event Road Use Permit Application to be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the event. Advertising, Neighbour Notices and Certified Flag Persons may be required and the expense of the event host.
Will there be the Concession of Food?
Alberta Health Services must approve the serving of any food or beverage prior to an event. This can be obtained by calling Alberta health services at 403.678.5656 to speak with one of our local health inspectors.
For guidelines and more information on safe food handling at events, please visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page13999.aspx
Will Alcoholic Beverages be Served?
A liquor license is required for any event in which alcohol will be served or sold. For information on how to obtain a liquor license visit: http://www.aglc.ca/licences/specialevents.asp.
Copies of the liquor license, in addition to an Alcohol Management Plan must be submitted to the Town of Canmore prior to your event.
Insurance is Mandatory
All events hosted on Town of Canmore Property are required to provide proof of insurance for a minimum of $2 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.