Town of Canmore

Canmore Resident Parking Permits

Registration for Canmore Resident Parking Permits is open.

To complete your registration you will need:
- A copy of your vehicle registration (driver's license or insurance documents are not accepted),
- If your vehicle is not registered in Canmore, you will need proof of residency in Canmore. Depending on permit type this may include a Town of Canmore property assessment or tax bill, Town of Canmore sewer/water/garbage bill, electricity or gas bill, internet bill, or a lease agreement.

To register for your Canmore Resident Parking Permit click here
If you experience issues or have questions, please fill in this inquiry form

Resident-only parking will be in effect starting June 29, 2022 on residential streets surrounding the Town Centre and is in effect surrounding Quarry Lake paid zones to prevent spill-over of people looking to avoid paying for parking.

Residents with a Canmore Resident Parking Permit will be allowed three hours of free parking in all pay-parking zones in the Town Centre and at Quarry Lake, and up to 72 hours of continuous parking on resident-only parking streets.

Details:

  • Anyone who lives in Canmore is eligible to register their vehicle for a Canmore Resident Parking Permit,
  • A resident may register up to five vehicles (all vehicles must have vehicle registration in the resident's name),
  • If your vehicle is not registered in Canmore you will have to show a registration matching the mailing address on on the taxes or utilities account for your property in Canmore, 
  • Residents who live on the Canmore Resident Parking Permit only streets surrounding paid parking zones can obtain guest parking permits for visiting friends or family to allow them to park on the street. 
  • Residents will be required to register their vehicles annually for the Canmore Resident Parking Permit,
  • There are no costs for the Canmore Resident Parking Permits to eligible residents,
  • Residents with a Canmore Resident Parking Permit for their vehicle will have to pay if parking longer than three hours per day anywhere in the pay-parking zone,
  • Current Quarry Lake Permit holders will need to re-apply for the Canmore Resident Parking Permit, as it is a new system.

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To complete your registration you will need:

  • A copy of your vehicle registration (driver's license or insurance documents are not accepted),
  • If your vehicle is not registered in Canmore, you will need proof of residency in Canmore. Depending on permit type this may include a Town of Canmore property assessment or tax bill, Town of Canmore sewer/water/garbage bill, electricity or gas bill, internet bill, or a lease agreement. 

To register for your Canmore Resident Parking Permit click here


Using Your Canmore Resident Parking Permit in Payment Zones
When paid parking starts, you will need to start a parking session each time you park in a payment zone (note when parking in Canmore Resident Parking Permit only zones, you will NOT have to register your session). You will be able to do this in the following ways:

-From the comfort of your vehicle, using the Blinkay app,
-Using the nearest pay machine.

Guest Parking Permits

Guest parking permits are only available for residents who live in a resident-only parking zone to welcome visiting friends and family.  

  • Residents who live in a resident-only parking zone and have a registered account can obtain permits for visiting guests by signing in to their account in the online portal,
  • No monthly limit on guest parking permits, however only two guest parking permits can be used at a time per household,
  • Each guest parking permit is valid for two weeks,
  • Traffic laws apply – on-street vehicles must be moved within 72 hours.

Canmore Registered Businesses

  • Vehicles registered to any business licensed to operate in Canmore are eligible for a Canmore Resident Parking Permit. The vehicle must be registered to the business and the business license must be paid to be considered eligible,
  • Tradespeople whose business vehicles are NOT registered in Canmore, but require on-street parking in the residential-only parking zone can be assigned a guest parking permit by the resident, if off-street parking such as a private driveway is not available.
  • To apply please use the link above, or click here

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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