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Horse-drawn vehicle permit

Organizations operating horse-drawn vehicles (also known as horse-drawn carriages) will require a horse-drawn permit to operate within The City of Calgary.


To apply for this permit, the applicant must provide:

  • Proof of insurance in the amount of $2 million, naming The City of Calgary as additionally insured.
  • Detailed routing information. All requested routes are subject to approval.

Additionally, while operating:

  • There must be a slow moving vehicles sign on the horse-drawn vehicle.
  • The driver of the horse-drawn vehicle must wear a safety vest.

How to apply

Please call 311 to submit a permit application.  If you are outside of the city limits call 403-268-2489.

Permit costs

$53.20 + GST (non-refundable)