Town of Canmore

Flag Protocols

The Town of Canmore acknowledges the importance of establishing proper, precise, and consistent procedures when flying flags in accordance with Canadian Heritage's Guidelines on Flag Etiquette in Canada and Rules for Flying the Flag. The act of half-masting (lowering the flag) is a strong visible statement that speaks to the sense of loss shared by all citizens, expressing a collective sign of mourning. 

The Town of Canmore will lower flags to half-mast on all Town of Canmore property and facilities from sunrise to sunset on special days prescribed by the Governments of Alberta and Canada and the Mayor may direct for flags to be half-masted at any or all Town of Canmore properties and facilities, for such time and under such circumstances as the Mayor directs. 

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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