Town of Canmore

Canmore Economic Development

Canmore is a resilient and vibrant community socially, economically, and environmentally. The main industry in Canmore is tourism, we are working towards building a diverse economy that encourages growth in many sectors. The Town of Canmore is committed to supporting diverse local economy through services such as permitting, licensing, statistics, venues, infrastructure development, and bylaws. 


Starting a Business

Looking to start a business? Learn more about starting a business in Canmore.

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Applying for a Building or Development Permit

Looking to build or expand? Learn more about the building and development permit process.

Planning & Development


Event Permitting

Canmore is the location of many large and small events & festivals each year. The Town supports events through a permitting process.

Host a Community Event


Community Statistics

Learn more about statistics such as the visitor spend, labour market study, and the Census here.

Community Statistics


Networking Programs & Initiatives

There are many ongoing programs and initiatives available for business owners. See what is coming up on the Community Calendar.

Community Calendar


Economic Impacts of Tourism

Have you ever wondered how tourism affects a community like Canmore? Learn more here.

Economic Impact Study


Background - Economic Development Office

Council approved the establishment of an in-house Economic Development Department beginning in 2018. 

Learn more here.

Economic Development Office

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