Town of Canmore

Fire Advisory in Place

A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Town of Canmore due to increasingly dry conditions. All active fire permits are cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice. The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions change.

What is allowed:
· Safe wood campfires * (within fire rings) in campgrounds, backyards, or random camping areas
· Charcoal briquettes
· Portable propane fire pits
· Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
· Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Safe wood campfires should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
· Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
· Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
· Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire.
· Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

Further restrictions may be implemented.  Current and forecasted conditions are evaluated on a daily basis. When deciding 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.


Help Prevent Wildfires

What you can do to help protect our community
· 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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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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