Town of Canmore

Property Tax

Annual tax notices were mailed on May 28, 2018 with a

payment due date of June 29, 2018.

Annual Tourist Home Personal Use (THPU) declarations have been mailed
A reminder to owners of properties with a Tourist Home designation (Code 21 or Code 21A Assessment Class), the opportunity for your annual declaration of personal use has a deadline of January 31. Annually a new declaration is required of all owners on title in order to qualify to have the property classified as ‘Tourist Home – Personal Use’. Declaration forms were mailed on November 19.  You may also pdf download the declaration form here (282 KB) .

Property taxes are due on the last business day of June, annually.  Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment.


• As per the Tax Penalty Bylaw 2016-20, a 4.5%  penalty is applied on the first day of each month, January, April, July & October against all tax arrears until paid in full.  Penalties to current taxes not paid by the due date will be applied on each of the following days: 5% on 2nd business day of July; 6% on 1st business day of August; 7% on 1st business day of September.


• As per direction from the Provincial Government, Titled Parking units are assessed and taxed separately from the living unit.  Separate assessment notices and tax notices are issued.  Please note that this tax is a separate amount and therefore not included in the monthly payment plan for those that are currently enrolled in the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) for the living unit.  Should you wish to enroll on an automatic withdrawal program for the annual payment, please contact the Property Tax Department for the one-time annual debit agreement.  Due to the relatively low levy for Titled Parking Units, the monthly debit plan is not available for parking stalls.

For balance inquiries and transaction history, log into your Virtual Town Hall online services HERE.   Alternatively, contact the Tax Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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• Law firms may order tax certificates through our Virtual Town Hall at  If you do not already have an account with the Town of Canmore, please email your law firm contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a username.

Where Do My Taxes Go?

Your municipal property tax is the Town's primary and most consistent form of revenue.  Your municipal taxes pay for services such as police, emergency services, street maintenance, recreation facilities, social services, planning services, municipal administration and Council costs.

The distribution of your 2018 property taxes was as follows:

Where do my taxes go? 2018 Property Tax Distribution Chart


School Support

If you have not completed a ‘declaration of faith’ the pdf school support (161 KB) portion of your taxes is allocated 100% to the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF).

All property owners whether they have children or not, are required to pay education taxes. The Town Of Canmore collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) but has NO jurisdiction over setting the tax rate for school taxes. For more information on Provincial Education Taxes call 310-0000 toll free and ask for 780-422-7125.

Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH)

The BVRH requisition is for the Seniors Public Supportive living accommodations in the Bow Valley and is supported by the Town of Canmore, ID#9 (Banff Park), Town of Banff, Kananaskis Improvement District and the M.D. of Bighorn. This requisition is paid by all property owners including Seniors.

Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH)

The purpose of collecting the PAH (Perpetually Affordable Housing) contribution is to accumulate capital funds for the purchase of land and construction of PAH units. The construction and supply of PAH units is intended to address the affordable housing demand of Canmore residents unable to purchase or rent accommodation on the open market.