Town of Canmore

Information for Visitors

Canmore is a jewel of the Rockies that normally welcomes visitors from around the world. 


Planning a trip to Canmore?

If you travel:

  • Take all necessary precautions to protect your health and the health of others
  • Download and use the mobile contact tracing app while out in public

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


Plan Ahead

  • Check if a business you are planning to visit is open and if you need to pre-book.

  • Come with a backup plan in case it is busy where you want to go.

  • The visitor information staff at Tourism Canmore Kananaskis is happy to help. Give them a call at (403) 678 – 5277


COVID-19 in Canmore

The Province of Alberta has implemented mandatory, provincewide restrictions are in effect to protect the health of Albertans. 

    Click here for a complete list of mandatory measures

    Click here for current COVID-19 numbers in Canmore


    FAQs 

    Services

    How can I safely visit Main Street?
    To increase mobility and safe physical distancing for residents and visitors accessing local businesses, we are returning Main Street to a pedestrian and cyclist-only space in summer 2021.

    Cars will no longer be able to travel down Main Street from 6 Avenue to 8 Avenue as of Wednesday, May 5 (weather dependent) until October 15. Pedestrians will continue to have the right-of-way on both our multi-use pathways and in this downtown zone. 
    Can I come for a hike in the Canmore area?

    Always come prepared to adventure safely:

    • Leave a trip plan with a friend or family member
    • Travel with a friend or your household
    • Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence
    • Protect the mountains we love - pack out what you pack in. 
    Can I bike the Legacy Trail?
    The Legacy Trail is now open. Please note that trail maintenance is in progress. Make sure to bring a bike repair kit along for the ride just in case.
    I love Canmore and want to come for a day trip. Can I still come?
     Yes, visit our partners at Tourism Canmore Kananaskis for safe trip planning ideas.
    I want to support local. How do I know what is open?

    Events

    Can I still host my event or wedding in Canmore? 
    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

    Second-Home Owners

    l own a second home in Canmore, can I still come?
    Second homeowners were never prevented from coming to Canmore. 

    Hotel and Accommodation

    I have a hotel booked. Can I still come?
    Hotels are open. 

    The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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