Town of Canmore

Lock it or Lose it


Even in Canmore, vehicle theft occurs. Simple steps will reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being stolen or vandalized.  The RCMP offers a few tips to help prevent vehicle thefts: 

  • 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


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