Town of Canmore

Noise & Nuisance Control

The purpose of the Town of Canmore’s Noise Control Bylaw is to prohibit, eliminate or abate noise within the Town. This page will provide you with a brief overview of the Town’s bylaw. However, if you would like more detail please refer to the actual Noise Control Bylaw 11-1997 . Original copies of the bylaw are available by contacting the Municipal Clerk.

pdf Noise Control Bylaw 1997-11 (251 KB)

What is the law?

  • Noise means any sound which either annoys or disturbs persons, or which injures, endangers or detracts from the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of persons within the boundaries of the Town of Canmore.
  • 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  pdf here (151 KB) .
  • We do not have a decibel specification in our bylaw. We will always refer back to the definition of Noise for enforcement purposes.
  • Noise complaints occurring outside of our business hours (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) should be directed to the RCMP by calling 403.678.5516
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