Town of Canmore

Fire Ban in Effect

A Fire Ban is in Effect for the Town of Canmore due to high fire danger. All existing fire permits are suspended or cancelled. The Fire Ban will remain in effect until conditions improve. 

What is not allowed:
  • wood campfires on public land, private land, and in provincial campgrounds
  • backyard fire pits
  • charcoal briquettes
  • fireworks and exploding targets
What is allowed:
  • propane/ natural gas powered appliances
  • indoor wood fires

If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE

Click here for more information about fire bans

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.


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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