Town of Canmore

Fire Ban in Effect

August 10, 2018 A Fire Ban has been issued for the Town of Canmore.

A fire ban is in place in Canmore - all existing fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.


  • All fires whether in a residential area or campground
  • Charcoal briquettes or BBQs, turkey fryers and  tiki torches
  • Fireworks and exploding targets


  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters  

Town of Canmore Fire Bylaw Section 6.2 states that a fire ban shall be in effect from the time it is issued until such a time as the fire chief gives notice to the public that it has been lifted. If you fail to comply with the fire ban, you could be subject to a $2,000 fine. To report a violation of the fire ban, please call Bylaw Services during the day at 403.678.4244 or the RCMP non-emergency line after 6 p.m. at 403.678.5516. In case of emergency call 911.

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The Town of Canmore closely monitors all wildfire situations and has a comprehensive emergency plan in place.  More information about emergency preparedness can be found here.