Town of Canmore

Lock it or Lose it

Even in a small town like Canmore, theft happens. Don't lose your new bike, nice car, or laptop. We have compiled some tips to help reduce the likelihood of theft. 

Tips to reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being stolen or vandalized
· Never leave a running vehicle unattended.
· Never leave children unattended in a running vehicle.
· Install a remote starter if possible, however, always make sure the vehicle is locked.
· Use a steering wheel lock to deter thieves.
· Don’t leave your keys in the vehicle, even when filling up with gas.
· Never leave spare keys or garage door openers in or around your vehicle. If a garage door opener goes missing at any time, the garage door should be immediately recoded.
· If your keys are stolen, immediately change the locks for the keys that have gone missing, including residences and vehicles.
· Always lock the man-door leading from a garage into a residence.
· Leaving valuable items in plain sight in a parked vehicle increases the likelihood of your property being more attractive to a potential theft. Cell phones, iPads, wallets, and computers all are attractive to thieves.
· Close all windows and sunroofs.
· Park in a well lit and visible area.
· Parking in a locked garage will help safeguard your vehicle.
Reporting suspicious activity
Call 911 when:

·You believe a specific crime is happening

Call the RCMP Complaint Line 403.678.5516 24 hours a day to report:

· Break-ins or thefts where the suspect is gone
· Suspicious vehicle, person, or activities
· Click here to learn more about securing your vehicle


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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