Town of Canmore

Economic Business Programs

We have a series of programs to support you and your business. Check out our current program offering below:


An 8-month business training program that includes training and mentorship designed for small business owners in their first three years of operation or entrepreneurs with an idea to transform into action.

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Digital Economy Program

The Town of Canmore is pleased to be a part of Alberta’s new Digital Economy Program: providing free digital support through the Digital Service Squad for your small business.

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Business for Kids and Teens

Business for Kids and Teens encourages youth in grades 1-9 to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit by developing a business plan for their existing venture of business idea. Click here to learn more.

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Patio Permits

A permit is required by any business wishing to install a patio on Town of Canmore right of ways or private property. Click here for details.

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Main Street Pedestrian Area Permit

The closure of Main Street to vehicular traffic is a temporary measure to create opportunities for appropriate physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines offer more latitude to businesses around signage and street-use than would otherwise be permissible.

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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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