Town of Canmore

Fire Restriction in Place

A Fire Restriction has been issued for the Town of Canmore due to increasingly hot and dry conditions. All existing Fire Permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice. 

Further restrictions may be implemented.  Current and forecasted conditions are evaluated on a daily basis. When determining whether a fire ban is needed, Canmore Fire-Rescue considers local fire hazards, current and forecasted weather conditions, the amount of moisture in vegetation, the regional wildfire situation, and the availability of responders and equipment.

  • If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. 
  • Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency

What is not allowed?

  • Wood campfires on public land.
  • Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers, and tiki torches
  • Fireworks and exploding targets.

What is allowed?

  • Wood campfires on private land.
  • Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring.
  • Backyard fire pits.
  • Propane or natural gas-fueled appliances that are CSA approved or UL certified.
  • Indoor wood fires.

Help Prevent Wildfires

  • If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. 
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it until it is cool to the touch.
  • Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard in a bin.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

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