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

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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