Town of Canmore

Drive-By Birthdays

Does someone in your family have a birthday while physical distancing restrictions are in place? Is the person celebrating their special day between the ages of 3 and 12, or over the age of 80?

If so, submit a request for Canmore Fire-Rescue to drive by your house in trucks with flashing lights to help celebrate your birthday! We are happy to offer this service, for a limited time, in partnership with the Canmore RCMP, Canmore AHS and Canmore Bylaw departments.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know before I make the request?
Please give us at least two business days' notice before the birthday. For example, if the birthday is on a Monday, submit the request before Thursday. If the birthday is on a Friday, submit the request before Wednesday. If a request is received less than two business days before the birthday, we may not be able to accommodate the request. 

This is for birthdays only and not for any other celebrations such as anniversaries, retirements, etc. 

We encourage your friends and neighbours who want to take part in a Drive-By Birthday to maintain physical distancing guidelines and stay two meters away from each other. If a crew comes to your home you are not maintaining the appropriate distance guidelines, the drive-by will not occur. 
 How do I arrange a Drive-By Birthday?
Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of our staff members will reach out to you to coordinate the request. 

Please note - We are first and foremost emergency responders. This service is not guaranteed as crews may be called to assist at an emergency. If your scheduled Drive-By Birthday doesn't happen, it means we were needed at an emergency elsewhere. Due to this uncertainty, we would advise that you manage expectations with the birthday boy or girl. 

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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