Town of Canmore

Road Use & Parking Regulations

The Town of Canmore’s Traffic and Road Use Bylaw regulates traffic, parking, streets and sidewalks 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 Traffic and Road Use Bylaw 2014-06. Original copies of the bylaw are available by contacting the Municipal Clerk.

pdf Traffic and Road Use Bylaw 2014-06 (444 KB)

What is the law?

Sidewalks

  • No person over the age of 12 shall ride a bicycle, roller skate, in-line skate, skateboard or ride a scooter on a sidewalk unless a sign permits it, or a person (i.e. a parent) is accompanying the child.
  • Cycling is not permitted on sidewalks on Main Street.
  • Do no place cords, hoses or any other obstructions across a sidewalk or street.
  • Keep hedges, shrubs and trees trimmed so they do not overhang or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  • Snow and ice must be removed down to the bare pavement within 48 hours of it being deposited.

Parking of Recreational Vehicles and Trailers

  • RV's are not permitted on the street between midnight and 8 a.m. unless is parked on the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator's place of residence.
  • The maximum amount of time it can be parked as described above is for 36 hours and it has not been parked here at any time in the preceding 48 hours.
  • The intent of these restrictions is to permit loading/unloading and cleaning.
  • Trailers must be attached to vehicles at all times.
  • Please be respectful of your neighbourhood and don’t block driveways or create traffic obstructions.

Idling

  • Vehicles are not allowed to idle for longer than 5 minutes.

Parking

  • Vehicles parked on the street must be moved every 72 hours or they are considered to be abandoned and may be towed.
  • Buses and vehicles weighing more than 4,500Kgs cannot park on any residential street.
  • Vehicles leaking fluid onto the street may be towed away at the expense of the owner.

Obstruction

  • Do no place cords, hoses or any other obstructions across a sidewalk or street.
  • Do not dispose of anything into a sewer, manhole or catch basin.
  • Keep hedges, shrubs and trees trimmed so they do not overhang or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.