Town of Canmore

Business Licenses

Town of Canmore requires that any business operating within Canmore obtains a business license regardless of the scale or duration of its operation. For limited exemptions, please consult the  pdf business registry bylaw (200 KB) . For professional exemptions, see below.

Business owners are responsible for operating in compliance with the Business Registry Bylaw and other related bylaws. Visit this link for a list of commonly requested bylaws. Depending on the type of business and your location, you may also need other municipal, provincial, federal and sector-specific authorizations. Follow the steps in BizPal for a comprehensive list.

License Application Process:

1.  Submit an application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2.  Your application will be reviewed and you will be sent payment options to activate your license
3.  Once paid, your license will be in our queue to issue.  A license will be sent to you as a PDF via email for your records or for posting within your establishment.

Business Directory: If you are seeking a business to fulfill a project or other need, you have access to our business directory which features businesses who have given consent to be published.


Business Licenses

Out of Town / Non-Resident Business License
Any business based outside of the Town of Canmore, excluding the MD of Bighorn, is required to obtain a Non-Resident business license to conduct work within the Town of Canmore. 

Are you a photographer or filmmaker? If you are shooting on Town property, a film permit is required.  Please submit your business license application, film permit application and certificate of insurance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for processing. Click here for more information including cost. 

Non-Resident Business License Fees:

Annual License - $600*
6-Month License - $300
3-Month License - $200

1-Month License - $150
3-Day License - $75

Applications must include:

1. Application form (Fillable PDF).  This document also includes the property list for property managers and film permit application for photographers and videographers.

Notes:

* The annual fee of a new license is pro-rated on July 1 and Oct. 1 in the first year.

Average processing time for complete applications is up to 10 business days.

Other Permits:
For other business-related information, please see Other Documents and Permits.

For electrical, gas, plumbing, and related permits, visit Alberta Safety Codes.

Located within the MD of Bighorn? Apply for a Regional business license.
Regional Business License
Any business based within the MD of Bighorn, which includes Harvie Heights, Exshaw, Deadman's Flats and Lac Des Arcs, providing services within Canmore is required to obtain a Regional business license. Our local rates extend to you as per the current inter-municipal services agreement between Town of Canmore and the MD of Bighorn. This inter-municipal agreement is subject to change without notice. A Regional business does not extend beyond Canmore's town boundaries. 

Annual License - $130

Micro-Business - $32.50*

Application must include the following:

1.  Application form (Fillable PDF)
2.  Proof of residence: A photo of driver's license, copy or signed rent agreement, or utility/other bill with your name, address, and recent date.

Notes:

*Micro-business status is applicable only to Regional businesses that earn less than $30,000 in annual gross revenue (ie. Revenue before any expenses are paid). Supporting documentation may be requested.

· The annual fee of a new license is pro-rated on July 1 and Oct. 1 in the first year.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permits.

Home Occupation Business License (Canmore Residents Only)
An individual operating a business out of their primary residence in Canmore requires a Home Occupation business license.

Home Occupation - Class 1: A small-scale business with no impact on the surrounding neighbourhood and would be undetectable from the street. Examples include home-office, e-commerce/online business, artists, and mobile businesses such as massage therapists providing in client-home services and hair stylists who rent a chair at a salon and other similar contract workers. 

Home Occupation - Class 2:
 A small-scale business which may have some impact on the surrounding neighbourhood by way of noise, dust, customer visitation, deliveries, etc. Conditions can be put on Class-2 Home Occupations in order to minimize such impacts.

Annual License: $130
Micro-Business: $32.50*

Application must include the following:

1.  pdf Application form (1.26 MB)
(Fillable PDF)

2. Certificate of Incorporation, if applicable.
3. Proof of residence: If you are renting or otherwise do not appear on the title, submit a photo of your driver's license, or a copy of your signed rent agreement.
4. Town of Canmore Planning approval (if applicable): If you answer "yes" to any of the application's classification questions, you are required to verify your home occupation as a class-1 or class-2 home occupation via the Planning Department
- Class-1? Submit a copy of Planning's decision to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Class-2? Submit a copy of your Development Permit and Schedule A to complete your business license application package.

Notes:

*Micro-business status is applicable only to Canmore-based businesses that earn less than $30,000 in annual gross revenue (ie. Revenue before any expenses are paid). Supporting documentation may be requested.

· The annual fee of a new license is pro-rated on July 1 and Oct. 1 in the first year.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permit.

Resident Commercial Business License (Using Commercial or Industrial Space in Canmore)
A business operating from a commercial or industrial property in Canmore requires a Resident business license. For an overview, review pdf this information package (163 KB) .  If you are running a vacation/short-term rental, see the section "Vacation Rentals and B&Bs".

Annual License: Starting at $130. See Schedule A of the Business Registry Bylaw for fees.

Application must include the following:


1.  pdf Application form (1.37 MB)  (Fillable PDF)
2.  Certificate of Incorporation, if applicable
3.  Lease agreement: If your business does not own the property, provide a copy of your lease agreement. 
4.  Town of Canmore Planning approval: The Planning Department determines if the nature of your business is permitted to operate from any property Canmore. This needs to be verified before you can obtain a business license.  Please contact Planning.  
· Planning Permit required? Submit a copy of your permit with your business license application. e.x. Development Permit and Schedule A.  
· No Planning permit required? Submit a copy of Planning's communication advising this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes:

· The annual fee of a new license is pro-rated on July 1 and Oct. 1 in the first year.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permit.
Bed & Breakfast Business License
Bed and Breakfast establishments are an ancillary commercial use operated by the resident of a single detached dwelling.  Bed and Breakfasts establishments can provide accommodation for periods of 14 days or less with one meal provided on a daily basis to guests.  For more information, click here.

Annual License:
 $130

Micro-Business: $32.50*

Application must include the following:

1.  Home Occupation  pdf Application form  (1.26 MB) (Fillable PDF)
2. Development Permit & Schedule A: To inquire, contact Planning and select "Bed and Breakfast" as the subject of your inquiry

Notes:

*Micro-business status is applicable only to Canmore-based businesses that earn less than $30,000 in annual gross revenue (ie. Revenue before any expenses are paid). Supporting documentation may be requested.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For guidance on your bed and breakfast operation, please consult the  pdf Land Use Bylaw (16.06 MB)


Other requirements outside of the jurisdiction of the Town of Canmore to take into consideration:
pdf 1. Collecting and remitting the Alberta Hotel Tax. Visits  (16.06 MB) Alberta Treasury Board and Finance for information

2. Collecting and remitting GST. Visit Canada Revenue Agency for information
3. Inspection and cleaning of hot tubs, where applicable.  Contact Environmental Public Health (Calgary Zone).

Special Event Business License
A special event business license applies to an event organizer who is being issued a Town of Canmore Community Event Permit (ex. a music festival), and/or is renting a Town of Canmore venue for the purpose of their event (ex. a wedding, swim meet, other).  This license covers all business activity related to the event, including the organizer's business activity and that of any service providers or vendors.

If the event organizer does not obtain a Special Event business license, all vendors and service providers for that event are responsible for obtaining their own Canmore business license. 


Daily fee: $75

Applications must include:

1.   pdf Application form (fillable PDF) (961 KB)

Notes:


· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.  


· Community event organizer? Visit Community Event Permitting for more information.

· Need to book a venue? Visit the Town's Facility and Venue Booking page.

· This license is not for events on private property.  For events on private property, the organizing company and any contractors would be required to obtain a Non-Resident or other business license appropriate to the location from which they are based. All vendors would be required to obtain a Vendor business license.
Vendor Business License
A vendor is defined as any business that wishes to set up a push-cart, wagon, or other wheeled or skidded vehicle, mobile preparation unit, stall, booth, table or space for the sale or distribution of services or products; processed or unprocessed foodstuffs or retail items. This may be in participation of an event or market, or as a vendor wishing to make use of private or public property. 

A vendor may also be a door-to-door sales person or hawker who, whether as principal or agent, goes from door to door selling or offering for sale any merchandise or service, or both, to any person and who is not a wholesale or retail dealer in that merchandise or service.

Please read the  pdf Vendor Guidelines (235 KB)  for information. A vendor must obtain all necessary licenses and permits prior to operating in Canmore. If a business decides to return in the future in the same capacity, a Vendor business license and Development Permit, if applicable, must be applied for anew.

Are you a food truck? See Food Truck section below.

Vendor Business License Fees:

Temporary Annual
: $150

2-3 Days: $50
1-Day: $25

Application must include:

1.   pdf Application form (1.30 MB)  (Fillable PDF)
2.  Temporary/Seasonal Development Permit, if operating on private property. Contact Planning and select "Temporary/Seasonal Development Permit" as the subject of your inquiry. Development Permits (DP) are issued at the discretion of the Planning Department, and inform if a Vendor license can be issued.  Obtaining a DP may take several months; start the process as soon as possible.

Notes:

· Average processing time of a business license application is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.  

· The average processing time does not include obtaining a Development Permit, which can take several months. 

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permit.
Business License Exemption
Provincial legislation and regulations allow for certain professions, trades, and businesses to be exempt from municipal licensing. Canmore-based organizations that fall under this exemption may voluntarily register for a business license.  These businesses must only provide services within the scope of their professional designation to qualify for an exemption.  To determine if you qualify for an exemption, consult with your designated professional association or governing Act.

Voluntary Annual License: $50

Application must include the following:


1.  Application package appropriate to your business type. See the list above for options.
2. Letter of exemption from your professional association or regulatory body, or source the governing Act applicable to your business with your submission.

If your business holds a contract with the Town of Canmore and is not providing services elsewhere in town, please indicate this in your submission.

Notes:

· This annual fee is not pro-rated.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permit.


Vacation Rentals and Short-Term Rentals

Business License Requirements
An individual or formal business that manages vacation rental or short-term rental properties within Canmore requires a business license.  If the property owner has hired at third party to manage their properties, that third party company requires the business license and the property owner does not.

One business license is intended to cover all properties managed by the property manager. If the vacation rental is a part of the building's rental pool, the building's property management company has a business license to cover all rentals that they manage as part of this pool.  No additional business license is required. 

For more information on vacation rentals and tourist homes, click here.

Business license applications must include:

1. Vacation rental property list (Fillable PDF)
2. Business license application based on the location of the property management business and not the rental property. License options include:
Non-Resident if based outside of Canmore and the MD of Big Horn.
Regional if based within the MD of Bighorn
Home Occupation if based out of your home/primary residence in Canmore
Resident Commercial if based out of a commercial office in Canmore

Submit to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for review and processing. Additional documentation may be requested.

Notes:

· If you are a new property owner, you may be asked to provide a copy of your purchase agreement since your name may not yet appear on the title at the time of your application.

· Average processing time of complete applications is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.

· For information on zoning, Planning permits, and permissions, please click here

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permits.

Other requirements outside of the jurisdiction of the Town of Canmore to take into consideration:

1. Collecting and remitting the Alberta Hotel Tax. Visits Alberta Treasury Board and Finance for information
2. Collecting and remitting GST. Visit Canada Revenue Agency for information
3. Inspection and cleaning of hot tubs, where applicable.  Contact Environmental Public Health (Calgary Zone).
Add a vacation rental property to your existing business license
If you have an existing business license for your rental management company and you have a new property to list on your account, please submit a  pdf vacation rental property list (64 KB)  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Food Trucks

License Options for Food Trucks
Town of Canmore does not currently permit food trucks to make use of Town public property (i.e. roadways, sideways, pathways, or trails), however, there are two options available listed below. A vendor must obtain all necessary licenses and permits prior to operating in Canmore.
 
1.  Food Truck Pilot Program: Food truck vendors are encouraged to apply to operate from their choice of four approved locations within the Town of Canmore. This program runs from May 15 to Oct. 12, 2022.  Visit Food Truck Pilot Project for more information. 

2.  Vendor on Private Property: As noted in the Vendor process above: If a business owner enters into an agreement with a commercial property owner to operate a food truck or vendor kiosk on their private property, they may apply for a vendor business license. A temporary/seasonal development permit will also be required. Please read the  pdf Vendor Guidelines (235 KB)  for information and see below.

Temporary Annual: $150
2-3 Days: $50
1-Day: $25

Application package must include:

1.  Vendor business license a pdf pplication form (1.30 MB)  (Fillable PDF)
2.  Temporary/Seasonal Development Permit, if operating on private property. Contact Planning and select "Temporary/Seasonal Development Permit" as the subject of your inquiry. Development Permits (DP) are issued at the discretion of the Planning Department and informs if a Vendor license can be issued.  Obtaining a DP may take several months. We encourage you to start the process as soon as possible.


Notes:

· Average processing time of a business license application is up to 10 business days. Processing times may vary. Incomplete applications can significantly impact processing times.  

· The average processing time does not include obtaining a Development Permit, which can take several months. 

· For other business-related information, please see Other Documents & Permit.


Busking in Canmore

Business License for Buskers
Click here for more information.
How to add a business location to the approved busking locations map?
Click here for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are business licenses important?
Town of Canmore's business license program not only benefits businesses, it helps strengthen and diversify Canmore's economy.  A thriving economy ensures that our beautiful mountain town continues to be a vibrant and enriching place to live, work and play. 

  • Business registry data helps track macro trends and identify sectors that may require support
  • License fees fund the Economic Development department’s initiatives, programs, and projects
  • Businesses can opt-in for a complimentary listing on the Town of Canmore’s business directory
  • Provides a municipal license which may be required if applying for municipal, provincial, or federal programs
  • The business license process provides a fair environment for all businesses operating within the Town of Canmore
  • The business registry helps track our community’s economic development and acts as a resource for business planning and economic diversification
  • The business license process allows the Town of Canmore to work closely with the Government of Alberta to track and regulate operators that pose a risk to residents
  • When business registration is combined with the development process, a licensed business ensures that building codes have been adhered to and zoning and other restrictions have been enforced
Requirements for photographers and filmmakers
Are you a photographer or filmmaker? If you are shooting on Town property, a film permit is required.  Please submit your business license application, certificate of insurance, and film permit application as one package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click here for details and to apply. 

If you are strictly shooting on private property, such as at a hotel, restaurant or in a person's home, you are only required to obtain a business license. See the "Business Licenses" section for the option that best suits your operation.
How to pay for your business license? 
Annual license? If you hold an annual license, you will receive an invoice within one month prior to your license expiry. For those with a valid email address on file, the invoice will be sent by email.  For those without a valid email address, the invoice will be sent by regular mail.  Payment options are as follows:

1.  Virtual Town Hall: Search by your business license number. Payment can be made using VISA, MasterCard and participating debit cards.
2.  Online banking: Search "Canmore" when adding a new payee and select "Canmore (Town) Business Licence".  This name may vary slightly between banks. Refer to your invoice or payment email for you Customer ID when prompted for your account number.  Note: We do not accept INTERAC e-transfer.
3.  Over the phone: Call 403-678-1500 ext. 6 to pay using VISA or MasterCard.
4.  In person: Visit the Civic Centre's front desk located at 902-7th Avenue. They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5. By Cheque: Deliver a cheque to the Civic Centre's drop-box located to the right of its main doors or send by mail to ATTN: Town of Canmore Finance / Business Registry, 902-7th Avenue, Canmore AB  T1W 3K1.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan: Simplify your annual license renewal with our pre-authorized payment plan.  Complete pdf this form (196 KB) and submit with a void cheque to Accounts Receivables at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Are you a micro-business? See section below for details.  Note: If you are a micro-business on the pre-authorized payment plan, submit your micro-business declaration for the upcoming year by Dec. 12 to ensure that your renewal fee is adjusted before your payment comes out on Dec. 31.

Temporary license? To pay for your temporary license, contact the Civic Centre's front desk at 403-678-1500 ext. 6. They are 
open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

What is micro-business status?
Canmore-based businesses and Regional business license holders who generate less than $30,000 in annual gross revenue (i.e. revenue before any expenses are paid) may declare themselves as a micro-business.  This would involve the reduction of their regular annual license fee. Supporting documentation may be requested.

When and how can I declare? When you first apply for an annual license (it is part of the application form) and upon renewal of your license.  If declaring at the time of renewal, refer to page 2 of your invoice or complete this fillable  pdf micro-business declaration (1.38 MB)  and submit it to the Business Registry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Business Registry 902-7th Avenue, Canmore, AB  T1W 3K1. 

Wait for a response before paying your license fee.  The Business Registry Coordinator will review your declaration, and if approved, you will be sent payment options for your reduced license fee. 

Annual Renewal Pre-Authorized Payment Plan? S
ubmit your micro-business declaration for the upcoming year by Dec. 12 to ensure that your renewal fee is adjusted before your pre-authorized payment comes out on Dec. 30.
Need to make changes to your business information?
If you wish to make a change to your business’s contact information, mailing address, contact persons, or types of services offered, please complete the  pdf change form (191 KB)  and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Business Registry, 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB, T1W 3K1. All changes must be submitted by the business owner or designated authorized contact.
Is your business is moving locations?
Submit a change form and proof of residence* or a copy of your commercial lease agreement. This proof is only required if you are not on title as the owner of the property. This can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to by mail to Business Registry, 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB, T1W 3K1. 

* Proof of residence may be a photo of a driver's license or a copy of your rent agreement (address and signature pages only). 


Important: 

If you are moving to a new location which impacts your business license type (ex. moving from a residential to a commercial property, or from Canmore to out-of-town), you will need to apply for a new business license.  See options above, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Business Registry Coordinator can guide you.
Is your business changing ownership?
Previous owner? Submit a license cancellation notice by mail or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Business license fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable as per Bylaw 2015-02.

New owner? Apply for a business license of your own. See the "Business Licenses" section above for the license that best suits your business. Proof of business transfer or business sale agreement must also be submitted as part of the application. 
Are you closing your business?
Permanent Closure? The business owner must submit a notice including the business name and/or license number and date of closure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail to Business Registry, 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB, T1W 3K1. We will then cancel your business license renewal.

Temporary closure? If you are putting a pause on your operation in Canmore, notify us via email or mail and we will cancel your license renewal.  When you decide to resume operations, we can reactivate your license.  A new application form may be required to verify that all information is up to date and that the appropriate business license is activated.

Please note that all business license fees are non-refundable as per Bylaw 2015-02.
How to reactivate a cancelled license?
If your business license has been cancelled and you wish to resume operations, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would work with you to reactivate or create you a new license. A new application form may be required to verify that all information is up to date and that the appropriate business license is activated.


Other Documents & Permits

Below is information on supporting documentation and other helpful resources for business owners.

Planning & Development Permits
A Development Permit issued by Town of Canmore Planning may be required by a business who owns or rents a property previously occupied by a business of a different industry. A Development Permit is required vendors or food trucks on private property; by Home Occupation Class-2 businesses including Bed and Breakfasts, and are required for most new construction, or any time there is a change in the way land is used or the intensity of the use has changed. The type of Development Permit will depend on the situation and be determined by Planning. For more information and to inquire, click here   

If doing renovations, please visit the Planning Department online for more information on building and development permits Construction noise is permitted between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and is prohibited Sundays and holidays. All construction occurring on Sundays and holidays requires written approval by the Town of Canmore. A Request for Permission to Work form can be obtained at the Civic Centre or by clicking here. (Source: Bylaw Services’ Noise & Nuisance Control webpage)
Signage Permit & Regulations
Prior to ordering any signs, refer to the Sign Regulations and complete the Development Permit Application available online. For inquiries, contact Planning.
Film Permit (Photo or Motion) 
Are you a photographer or filmmaker? If you are shooting on Town property, a film permit is required.  Please submit your business license application, certificate of insurance, and film permit application as one package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click here for details and to apply. 

If you are strictly shooting on private property, such as at a hotel, restaurant or in a person's home, you are only required to obtain a business license. See the "Business Licenses" section for the option that best suits your operation.
Alberta Health Services Health Inspection
To arrange an inspection, please contact the AHS Health Inspector at 403.678.5656. This is required for food and drink establishments and may be required for personal health or personal care services. For more information, visit AHS online.  
Fire Inspection
Set up your appointment 30 days in advance of the anticipated opening. To book a fire inspection please call 403.678.6199 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Restaurants – Grease Trap/Interceptor Schedule
All restaurants are required to have a grease trap (interceptor) and submit an annual maintenance schedule to Public Works upon request. Contact Public Works at 403.678.1580 for more information.
Automotive Repair and Dealership Approvals
If you are opening an automotive repair shop or dealership you must contact AMVIC and get approval. Contact: 877.979.8100 
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC)
For gaming, liquor, and cannabis permits and information, please contact the AGLC.
Trade Name Registration
Proof of registering your business name/trade name with the Government of Alberta is not required to obtain a Canmore business license.  However, if you do wish to register your business or trade name, fill out the form referred to in Step 3 at this link, and submit the form to the Canmore Registry (Government of Alberta).
Electrical, Gas and Plumbing
For electrical, gas, plumbing, and related permits, visit Alberta Safety Codes.
Other Industry Specific Permits
Depending on the type of business and your location, you may also need other municipal, provincial, federal and sector-specific authorizations. Follow the steps in BizPal for a comprehensive list.


Other Essential Information

Business License Bylaw Non-Compliance
Any person who contravenes the provisions of the pdf business registry bylaw (200 KB) shall be liable for a penalty of up to $1,000 plus the applicable license fee.  Any person who unlawfully completes the statutory declaration of a micro-business shall be liable for a minimum penalty of $1,500 plus the applicable license fee.
Business Directory
Use the Business Directory to find businesses that have given consent to be listed. You may also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire if a business is licensed to operate within the Town of Canmore.  The business name must be provided at the time of inquiry
Support & Resources for Businesses

New business? Consider applying for SMARTstart, a program for entrepreneurs within the first three years of operation. This program has an annual intake process.

Searching for commercial property? Visit this link to search for available properties for lease or sale.

Stay informed: Sign-up for our business update newsletter brought to you by the Town of Canmore’s Economic Development Department. Click here to sign-up.

Alberta Biz-Connect: Click here to access the Provincial government’s latest workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19.

For more information on business licenses, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403.678.1523

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 Goodstoney 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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