Airdrie is located approximately 10 minutes north of Calgary on Highway 2 and is one of Canada's fastest growing communities. Settlers located in the local area in the 1870s and after becoming a stop on the railway from Calgary to Edmonton, Airdrie was officially founded in 1909. Today it is a bustling community offering a small city environment along with proximaty to Calgary.
Calgary is Canada's fourth largest metropolitan area with over 1.2 million residents. Calgary has been committed to community sustainability for many years and has undertaken a landmark project - imagineCALGARY - which provided the community with a vision for the future and a long range plan.
Canmore is a town in Alberta located in the Bow Valley, just east of Banff National Park and approximately 80km west of Calgary. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, Canmore is notable for its views of mountains known as The Three Sisters. A coal mining town until 1979, the Canmore Nordic Centre was built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and provides world-class trails for use by cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers.
Claresholm is a great place to live, and it prides itself on the friendliness of its residents, its retail services and industrial facilities. It is a thriving community of over 3,700 people. Claresholm’s traditional roles of an agricultural service centre and industrial airport have been diversified in past years by the growth of the health care sector. It is midway between Calgary and Lethbridge on Highway 2 and it rests on the fringe of the most spectacular part of Alberta's foothills, providing easy access to an endless number of mountain vistas and recreational opportunities.
Cochrane is a town just 18km west of Calgary. It is surrounded by the Rocky View County and is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitain Area (1,107,200 in 2006). It is known for its western culture and historic ranches. Economically, Cochrane has no business tax and is supported by industries such as lumber, construction, retail, and agriculture (ranching). It is a quaint town for visitors who want to explore the western oriented cafes and ice cream shops.
Didsbury is a town in central Alberta, Canada, at the foothills of the Rocky approximately the half-way point between Calgary and Red Deer. Originally founded in 1894, Didsbury was rated as one of Alberta's top five growth communities in 2010 by Alberta Venture.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. It is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies. It is also a major centre for oil and gas exploration and development in Alberta.
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Fort Saskatchewan is located 25 kilometres northeast of Edmonton along the North Saskatchewan River. Founded in 1875 by the Northwest Mounted Police as a fort, today the city is most well-known for its proximity to petrochemical facilities, including Dow Chemical, Sherritt International, Agrium and Shell Canada.
Located in the heart of Jasper National Park, Jasper is a picturesque alpine community that attracts tourists from all over the world. Located in the Rocky Mountains approximately three hours west of Edmonton, the Municipality of Jasper works closely with Parks Canada on many issues including land use planning. Parks Canada has played an important role in the development of the sustainability plan for Jasper.
Located in Southern Alberta about two hours south of Calgary, Lethbridge is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in Canada. Lethbridge is the fourth largest city in the province and is the commercial, financial, transportation and industrial centre of southern Alberta.