The Canmore Fire Bylaw was approved July 7, 2013. This is an overview of these regulations. These regulations apply to all firepits, including front, side and back yard firepits, fireworks, fire protection fees & interference. Please refer to the actual bylaw, Fire Bylaw 2013-08 for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available by contacting the Municipal Clerk.
The fire chief has the power to declare a complete ban on all burning within the town. The fire department, RCMP, or a peace officer may ask you to extinguish your fire when a fire ban is in effect. They may also ask you to extinguish your fire if you are not complying with the regulations listed above. For more information on fire bans or advisories visit Fire Bans and Advisories.
Backyard fire pits, as well as outdoor fire places, or chimeneas, must meet Canmore's safety standards. Before you pull out the marshmallows, read more about the safety tips here.
Fireworks are not allowed in Canmore, except by a licensed pyrotechnician as part of our Town Events (such as Canada Day or New Year's Eve), or at special events that have received a permit from the fire department. Follow us on social media to be notified of when fireworks permits have been issued.