Town of Canmore

Information for Visitors

While Canmore may look a little different, mountain memories are here to stay.

Canmore is a jewel of the Rockies that welcomes visitors from around the world. As part of Stage 2 of Province of Alberta's Relaunch Plan, we warmly welcome you back to Canmore. 

We all need to do our part to keep our communities safe:



What does Canmore's Mandatory Mask Bylaw mean for me?
  • The Mandatory Mask Bylaw (2020-20) compels residents, visitors, and businesses to wear a mask or face covering in all public indoor settings (some exceptions apply). 
  • You will be required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, such as businesses, facilities, lobbies, and public transit.
  • This bylaw will help restore confidence in the community who don’t feel safe when those around them are not wearing masks while serving as a visual reminder that the pandemic continues to remain a health risk. It also aligns Canmore with neighbouring municipalities (Banff and Calgary) who have enacted similar temporary regulations in this extraordinary time.
  • Click here for more information about the new bylaw.
Can I come for a hike in the Canmore area?

Yes! Please remember that physical distancing guidelines still apply. As always, come prepared to adventure safely:

Can I bike the Legacy Trail?
The Legacy Trail is open for users of all levels. All users must practice physical distancing while using the trail. 
I love Canmore and want to come for a day trip. Can I still come?
Yes! We are happy to welcome you back to Canmore. Thank you for supporting our fantastic local businesses to help our mountain town recover. 

Click here for travel planning tips from our partners at Tourism Canmore Kananaskis
I heard that Canmore closed Main Street to vehicle traffic. 
As of June 12, we closed part of Main Street to motor-vehicle traffic to create a safe and vibrant space for cyclists and pedestrians. Click here for more information on what this means for your visit


Can I still host my event or wedding in Canmore? 
The Government of Alberta has released restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19, and continues to discourage non-essential travel at this time. 

Yes, existing wedding bookings can still be hosted in Canmore, and the Town of Canmore is now permitting new wedding bookings on town-land. All bookings must follow the Government of Alberta’s restrictions on gatherings. For more information about weddings and bookings, please click here

Please note that all wedding photographers are still required to obtain a business license, and can find more information about temporary licenses here

In alignment with the Government of Alberta's restrictions limiting summer gatherings, the Town of Canmore has decided to revoke and stop all Community Event Permits effective immediately, through to September 30, 2020.

Event hosts are encouraged to consider alternative platforms for their events, such as by virtual means or other distance methods. 
Town of Canmore Events and Activities

As a precaution, we have decided to postpone all Town-led activities until the end of September 2020. 

Second-Home Owners

l own a second home in Canmore, can I still come?
Second home owners were never prevented from coming to Canmore. If you have not been to Canmore in a while, we warmly welcome you back. Please note, that as of June 12, we are closing part of Main Street to motor-vehicle traffic. Click here for more information about what this means for your visit.

Hotel and Accommodation

I have a hotel booked for the summer. Can I still come?
Yes! Welcome back to Canmore. We warmly welcome you to our mountain town.

Click here for travel planning tips from our partners at Tourism Canmore Kananaskis
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