What is Community Impact?
Community impacts are events, projects, or environmental impacts that directly affect the community, it's residents, visitors, and business owners.
The Town’s Bylaw Services Department is responsible for the enforcement of selected Town of Canmore Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.Read More
A valid Business Licence ensures that all businesses and their premises comply with relevant Town bylaws for the safety of the public and to minimize nuisances and misleading business practices.Read More
The Canmore Cemetery is located immediately North of Palliser Trail just West of the intersection with Benchlands Trail.Read More
Recycling in Canmore is easy with the Beyond Curbside program. Look for the blue bins in your neighborhood.Read More
Licensing your pet with the Town will help have your pet returned to you faster!Read More
The Town of Canmore works to provide a safe and efficient road and sidewalk/trail system for all users.Read More
Town of Canmore utility bills are mailed bi-monthly (once every 2 months) and include base rate charges for recycling, solid waste, metered water and wastewater services as well as charges for water actually consumed.Read More
Town of Canmore utility bills are mailed bi-monthly (once every 2 months) and include base rate charges for recycling, solid waste, metered water and wastewater services as well as charges for water actually consumed.
We have recently launched electronic billing for the utility program! If you would like to receive your utility bills by email, visit canmore.ca/online-access to enroll. New enrollments to eBilling received by February 28, 2017 will be entered in a draw to win 1 of 5x $100 credits to be applied to your utility account! The draw will take place in March 2017.
Connecting a New Utility Service
Utility accounts are attached to the property and are not transferable when the property is sold. A new utility account is automatically created for your property at the time that we receive notification from Alberta Land Titles of your name(s) being registered on your property. When you sell your property you must request that a final bill be issued so that your account can be closed. See Making Changes to your Utilities for more details.
Recently Married or Divorced?
If the status of your name has changed, you must first register the change with the Alberta Land Titles office. The name(s) on your Town of Canmore tax and utility account will then be changed in due process.
Mailing Address changed?
Utility bills will be sent to the owner's mailing address as recorded on the title for the property unless written notification is received to change your mailing address.
If mail sent by the Town of Canmore Utility Department is returned by the post office as 'undeliverable', we will make a reasonable effort to locate the owner(s). If our efforts are unsuccessful the returned mail items will be stored in the tax roll file and a notation will be made in our database.
Animal proof garbage bins are located throughout Town in convenient locations (insert map here). For more information on waste collection in Town and to locate your nearest bin, follow the link below.Garbage
Recycling in Canmore is easy with the Beyond Curbside program. Look for the blue bins in your neighborhood (located right next to the garbage bins) (insert map locations). For more information on Beyond Curbside and recycling in Canmore, follow the link below.Beyond Curbside Recycling
For more information on other special recycling and waste management programs including large item pick up, toxic round up, scrub/brush, e-waste, bike tires and more, follow the link below.Other Programs
The Engineering department provides technical services and coordinates engineering services, in conjunction with qualified Engineering Consultants, EPCOR Water Services and Public Works Services for the maintenance and management of all municipal infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, trails, water, sewer and storm sewer systems). Engineering Services reviews infrastructure design and installation activities for new developments.
Elevation Place is a vibrant recreation facility including a climbing gym, swimming pool, fitness rooms, library, art gallery, and large bright common areas.Visit Elevation Place
The Canmore Recreation Centre is a large recreation facility including 2 large skating rinks, fitness facilities, an indoor walking lane, and a large gymnastic areaCanmore Rec Centre
The Town of Canmore is home to dozens of parks, sports fields, and other outdoor recreation venues. Click below to see all Canmore has to OfferParks & Fields
The Town of Canmore offers a wide variety of recreation programs & courses through it's many facilities.Programs & Registration
The Town of Canmore offers a wide variety of both summer and winter activities. Follow the link below to learn more.Winter Activities
The Canmore Recreation Centre offers a variety of sport and leisure opportunities for all ages and year round continued learning. For any additional information such as schedule information, drop-in classes or rental inquiries, please refer to the phone directory listed below or see the individual facility information page.
|Elevation Place Rentals (Pool and Climbing Gym)||403.678.8920|
|All other Facility Rentals||403.678.7135|
The Town of Canmore has a number of sports fields and ball diamonds available through out town.
There are many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces located in Canmore. You can find a full list of parks here:
Provides venues for a wide range of activities including: baseball, T-ball, soccer, rugby, football, ultimate frisbee, tennis, children’s activities and picnics. This park is home to a large playground with two play structures. Originally an adopt-a-park project developed by the Canmore Lions Club, the park includes Lions Field, Ball Diamond and Tennis Courts. This park also includes public washrooms located on-site.
Quarry Lake Park
Quarry Lake Park is one of Canmore’s favourite outdoor recreational areas. Located along Spray Lakes Road on the south side of the Bow Valley it has spectacular views of Ha Ling Peak, Mount Lady MacDonald, and the Rundle Range. Reclaimed from an old mining area Quarry Lake is one of Canmore’s many environmental success stories. The lake is over 100 metres deep in some areas and fed by an underground mountain spring making it only suitable for swimming in July and August. The area connects to extensive trails in the area for walking, biking and cross country skiing. In addition there is an adjacent designated Off-Leash Dog park.
The lake is surrounded by an open park area that is gradually returning to its former wild state. Perfect for a picnic or soaking up the rays.
Riverside Park offers outstanding views of the Bow River, the Rundle Range, Ha Ling Peak and the Three Sisters. Riverside Park is a popular location for weddings, picnics, family gatherings and even the odd yoga class. The park is close to downtown and the amenities offered on 8th street. Canmore’s river path system goes beside Riverside Park and connects with other green spaces in town including Millennium Park and Lions Park. .
Millennium Park is Canmore’s premier outdoor venue for team sports. The Park includes Millennium Field and Millennium Diamond. As the newest park in Canmore, Millennium offers what many believe is the most scenic venue for baseball, football, soccer rugby and ultimate frisbee anywhere in Canada. This park also includes public washrooms on-site.
Centennial Park is one of Canmore’s most loved venues for outdoor events. Long time home of the Canada Day Celebrations, Canmore Folk Festival and Canmore Highland Games, the park also plays host to such events as the Relay For Life, the Cause Canada Half Marathon and the Rolling Sculpture Classic Car Show. These high profile events draw thousands of visitors to Canmore and the area in and around Centennial Park throughout the year. The Park includes the Centennial Field and the Stan Rogers Stage and one of Canmore’s largest playgrounds available for rent separately or together. This park also includes public washrooms on-site.
Stan Rogers Stage
This mountain inspired wooden stage was named after renowned Canadian singer songwriter Stan Rogers who passed away at the age of 33 in 1983. The Stan Rogers Stage is Canmore’s only outdoor stage. It plays host to some of the largest events in town including the Canmore Folk Festival, Alberta’s longest running folk music festival.
Surrounding the stage is a small park graced with mature evergreens. The area is ideal for picnics and small gatherings. The Parkette can be rented on its own or combined with the Stan Rogers Stage or Centennial Field.
The Stage can be rented year round from 7am – 11pm.
Please Note: Stage Access is limited to renters only
Canmore has 3 off leash dog parks, located adjacent to Quarry Lake Park, on Glacier Drive (access from parking lot at Elk Run Ball Diamond), and on Bow Valley Trail (Highway 1A) East just past the businesses.
There are 28 playgrounds in Town for children aged 18 months to 12 years.
Recreation Centre Field
The Recreation Centre Field is available for rent for various activities including soccer, ultimate frisbee, football and rugby. The field also serves as the outdoor physical education facility for the Canmore Collegiate High School.
Lions Park Field & Ball Diamond
Located in Lion's Park, the field has a little league diamond located in the south-west corner and can accommodate a wider variety of activities including baseball, tee-ball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, football and rugby. As Canmore’s most popular and centralized regulation size sport field, Centennial is an excellent venue close to downtown for high profile competitive tournaments and league play as well as adult and youth practices.
Elk Run Ball Diamond
Elk Run Ball Diamonds is a favourite among organizers of larger baseball-tournaments in Canmore. This multi diamond venue was designed specifically to allow for tournaments where up to three games can be played at once. Elk Run Ball Diamond Complex is located off of Sandstone Terrace in the Elk Run area of Canmore.
Elizabeth Rummel Field
Elizabeth Rummel Field is available for rent for various activities including soccer, ultimate frisbee, football and rugby. The field also serves as the playground area for Kindergarten – Grade 4 classes at Elizabeth Rummel Elementary School. Together with Eagle Terrace Field a few blocks away, Elizabeth Rummel is a primary venue for minor league soccer and serves residents in East Canmore.
Eagle Terrace Field
Eagle Terrace Field is available for rent for various activities including soccer, ultimate frisbee, football and rugby. One of Canmore’s newest sport fields, Eagle Terrace is ideally situated high on the east side of the valley with beautiful views of Three Sisters and Ha-Ling. Together with Elizabeth Rummel Field a few blocks away, Eagle Terrace is a primary venue for minor league soccer and serves residents in East Canmore.
Centennial Field is available for rent for various activities including soccer, ultimate frisbee, football and rugby. As Canmore’s most centralized sport field, Centennial is an excellent venue close to downtown for youth practices, league play and competitive tournaments.
Millennium Ball Diamond
Millennium Ball Diamond is Canmore’s premier regulation size baseball diamond, Millennium is the perfect venue for competitive tournaments and league play as well as adult and youth practices.
Millennium Park is Canmore’s premier outdoor venue for team sports. The Park includes Millennium Field and Millennium Diamond. As the newest park in Canmore, Millennium offers what many believe is the most scenic venue for baseball, football, soccer rugby and ultimate frisbee anywhere in Canada.
Offering a wide variety of programs and services to support all demographics in the community, the 2 main areas that people can access are Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).
FCSS Services include:
-Information & referral
-Community courses & workshops
Bow Valley Parent Link Services include:
-Resources and support for parents/caregivers of children aged 0-6 years
-Early childhood development & care
Canmore AB T1W 3K1
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed noon-1pm)
600 9th Street
Property taxes are traditionally due on the last business day of June, annually. Review your Annual Property Tax Notice to confirm the due date for the current year. Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment.
• As per the new Tax Penalty Bylaw 2016-20, a 4.5% penalty is applied on the first day of each month, January, April, July & October against all tax arrears until paid in full. Penalties will also be applied to current taxes not paid by the due date as follows: 5% on 2nd business day of July; 6% on 1st business day of August; 7% on 1st business day of September.
• In 2017, as per direction from the Provincial Government, Titled Parking stalls will now be assessed and taxed. Separate assessment notices and tax notices will be issued for titled parking. Should you wish to enroll on TIPP for your parking stall, please contact the Tax Department. As parking stalls have not yet been assessed or levied, we will begin the debits for these tax rolls in July. These debits will be in addition to your other property TIPP payments.
Your municipal property tax is the Town's primary and most consistent form of revenue. Your municipal taxes pay for services such as police, emergency services, street maintenance, recreation facilities, social services, planning services, municipal administration and Council costs.
If you have not completed a ‘declaration of faith’ the School Support portion of your taxes is allocated 100% to the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF).
All property owners whether they have children or not, are required to pay education taxes. The Town Of Canmore collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) but has NO jurisdiction over setting the tax rate for school taxes. For more information on Provincial Education Taxes call 310-0000 toll free and ask for 780-422-7125.
The BVRH requisition is for the Seniors Public Supportive living accommodations in the Bow Valley and is supported by the Town of Canmore, ID#9 (Banff Park), Town of Banff, Kananaskis Improvement District and the M.D. of Bighorn. This requisition is paid by all property owners including Seniors.
The purpose of collecting the PAH (Perpetually Affordable Housing) contribution is to accumulate capital funds for the purchase of land and construction of PAH units. The construction and supply of PAH units is intended to address the affordable housing demand of Canmore residents unable to purchase accommodation on the open market
The following information outlines the Canmore Business Registry and licensing program. For additional information, please contact the Business Registry Coordinator at the Civic Center. To browse the Business Directory online, click here.
Learn more about the Canmore Mountain Market here.
|Hours:||8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday|
|Address:||902 7th Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W-3K1
“Business" is defined as:
“Carry On Business" is defined as operate, perform, keep, hold, occupy, deal in or use, for gain, whether as principal or agent.
A valid Business License ensures that all businesses and their premises comply with relevant Town bylaws for the safety of the public and to minimize nuisances and misleading business practices.
For businesses operating out a residence within the Town of Canmore a Development Permit must tbe obtained from the Town of Canmore Planning and Development Department at the same time that the Business License is obtained.
Businesses operating out of a commercial business location are encouraged to contact the Town of Canmore Planning and Development Department prior to entering into purchase or lease agreements to verify compliance with the Land Use Bylaw.
A new Business License is required when a business starts up, changes ownership, relocates, opens other locations or works in the Town of Canmore on a temporary basis. Hawkers, Peddlers and Door to Door sales included.
Business License applications may be submitted at the Town of Canmore Civic Center Reception location as well as by email, fax and mail. The Business Registry Coordinator will contact the applicant regarding the application, the business classification and the fees.
Business License applications will only be processed after compliance with the Land Use Bylaw is confirmed. Depending on the nature of the business, additional approval from Environmental Services, AMVIC, Calgary Health Authority or the RCMP may also be required. Contact the Busisness Registry Coordinator for further information.
Click here to download a fillable Business Registry Application and Fee Schedule (under 'Business Registry' heading).
Processing time for a Business License application depends on the type and complexity of the business.
Resident, Home Occupation or B&B Business Licenses with no outstanding bylaw issues can be issued within three to four weeks from the date the application was received. Non-resident Business License applications are generally processed within three business days.
For more information please contact the Business Registry Coordinator.
Business License fees may be paid by cash, cheque, Interac, Master Card or Visa. The first year fee for a Business License may be pro-rated depending on the date that the application is accepted. The earliest pro-rate date of each calendar year is July 1.
Businesses classified by the Town of Canmore Planning and Development Department as a Home Occupation 2 will renew both their Business License and their Home Occupation Permit at the same time.
Click here to download the Business Registry Application and Fee Schedule or Business Registry Payment Form (under 'Business Registry' heading).
Boards and committees with public members
Council has established various advisory committees and boards to provide advice and assist with the implementation of council obligations and priorities. Membership on the following boards and committees is open to the public.
Applications to sit on our other committees will be advertised August through September for consideration at Council's annual organizational meeting. In the meantime, you can check out our eligibility requirements on the Apply for a Committee page, or click on the links below for more information about our committees.
Boards and committees made up of elected officials
Membership on the following boards and committees is restricted to the mayor and town councillors.
Canmore’s Town Council is the legislative body that represents the citizens of Canmore. The mayor and six councillors provide leadership and establish policies and priorities for Canmore’s municipal government. They also establish the budget for civic operations and capital expenditures.
Cannmore residents vote for their mayor and councillors in a general election held every four years. The next general election will take place in October 2017.
Council's schedule of regular meetings.Learn More
Mayor and council photos and contact information.Learn More
Agenda packages for upcoming meetings, approved minutes from past meetings, and links to meeting videos.Learn More
Watch council meetings live.Learn More
Our TOC Career Centre is your gateway to your dream job in the Canadian Rockies! Here you can view open positions, talk to human resources staff and learn more about what the Town of Canmore can offer you!
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Working with the Town
The Town of Canmore GIS (geographic information system) provides many layers of geographic data used by various departments in their daily operations, for future planning and analysis or for managing infrastructure. Some of the datasets may be available for purchase and others are available as printed maps or as downloaded maps. Please refer to the sections below for available mapping services.
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