Browse 887 attractions, meet 40 travelers, 18 tour guides and discover 887 photos, This map features 448 towns & villages in Alberta. From a UNESCO Heritage Site to a bilingual community, there is something special and unique about all these towns.

1317x2011 / 1,49 Mb Go to Map. Map of Alberta Ghost Towns. A town is an urban municipality status type used in the Canadian province of …

Large detailed map of Alberta with cities and towns Click to see large. The region offers numerous outdoor activities all year round including hiking, camping, fishing, boating, ice fishing and off-roading. Escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city and get out and explore some of the smaller surrounding towns which offer friendly people, amazing recreation opportunities, and fascinating history.

This electric small town begs you to swap out your pumps for a pair of cowboy boots, trade in your small fuel efficient car for a pickup truck and makes you forget something called Starbucks even exists.

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It is known as the French Mural Capital of Canada, featuring 28 colorful murals around town and combined with extremely low crime and clean streets, it is easy to see the appeal here.

With a population of just under 12,000 residents, Lacombe is a town located just 25km’s from Red Deer.

Alberta’s oldest theatre is housed in the town, the River Valley Wilderness Park offers trails and playgrounds and the town is home to an awesome recreation center.

Pursuant to Part 5, Division 1 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), each municipality created under the authority of the MGA is governed by a council.

New town is a former urban municipal status in Alberta that is no longer in use. To display the provincial map in full-screen mode, click or touch the full screen button. This map was created by a user. Want more information? This town is slowly growing in tourism, creating jobs for residents and superior dining and accommodation choices.

It also happens to be one of the most fertile valleys in the area which both locals and visitors can take advantage of. A town council consists of seven councillors by default, but it can consist of a higher or lower odd number if council passes a bylaw altering its size (so long as it does not consist of fewer than three councillors). © 2020, All Rights Reserved. The highest frequency of towns in Alberta is found in the Queen Elizabeth II Highway/Highway 2A corridor between Calgary and Edmonton corridor including, from south to north, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Penhold, Blackfalds, Ponoka and Millet. Residents here range from history buffs to artists to everything in between and although this city is home to almost 20,000 people it still retains its small-town feel. We have photos of all 880 tourist attractions around Alberta or add your own (Click here to browse them). It remained a new town for just over sixteen years until September 1, 1983 when it changed to town status.[25]. Drumheller originally incorporated as a city on April 3, 1930 but reverted from city status as a result of its amalgamation with the M.D.

[2] Nobleford is Alberta's newest town, incorporating from village status on February 28, 2018.[4].

Alberta; a province teeming with mountains, valleys, prairies, and lakes is bursting with incredible small towns with big appeal. Bordering Jasper National Park, the Alberta Coal Branch features a number of old mine building ruins.

[23], The last community to incorporate as a new town was Fox Creek on July 19, 1967. Alberta; a province teeming with mountains, valleys, prairies, and lakes is bursting with incredible small towns with big appeal. Alberta road map Click to see large. [2] In 2016, the Town of Morinville conducted a municipal census in which it anticipated the town would surpass 10,000; thus the town investigated city status as well as a specialized municipality model with Sturgeon County. As a requirement of the MGA, a town council consists of an odd number of councillors, one of which is the town's chief elected official (CEO) or mayor. Rainbow Lake was the last community to be recognized as a new town.

Whether you are there to visit or to live; these 7 Small Alberta towns have big appeal. [58] The census reported a population of 9,893, which was 107 people shy of the milestone.[11]. All in all the city is home to five different ski resorts and over 71km’s of hiking trails within the city limits. TouristLink also features a map of all the towns & villages in Canada and has more detailed maps showing just towns & villages in Calgary or those in Grande Prairie. [5] Towns with populations less than 1,000, whether their populations have declined below 1,000 or they were incorporated as towns prior to the minimum 1,000 population requirement, are permitted to retain town status. [1], Alberta has 106 towns that had a cumulative population of 455,053 and an average population of 4,293 in the 2016 Canadian Census. Fort Macleod was formerly known as Macleod prior to April 1, 1952. Many of Alberta's ghost towns exist as a result of a number of failed coal mining operations in … Expect to see an abundance of “pick your own” farms here that feature local fresh produce including berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. The center of town is where the community really gets together, Citadel Park, a 12-acre area features an indoor arena, curling rink, baseball diamonds, and playgrounds. All that remains of the early 1900s Amber Valley is a house or two, according to the write-up in Ghost Towns Alberta. There are also at least ten hamlets – Cardiff, Clairmont, Dunmore, Fort Chipewyan, Grande Cache, La Crete, Lac La Biche, Langdon, Springbrook, and Wabasca – that meet the population requirements for town status. If you are looking for outdoor enjoyment this town is certainly for you as activities range from hiking to mountain biking to kayaking to skiing in the winter months. The below table is a list of only those urban municipalities in Alberta that are incorporated as towns. Playgrounds, arenas, skate parks, great schools and great people make this town appealing to everyone. Canmore, although popular with tourists offers a more laid-back lifestyle, with a strong sense of community, incredible mountain views and plenty of work available.

[51] The others either amalgamated to form other municipalities (Blairmore, Coleman, Grand Centre and Lac La Biche),[52][53][54] were absorbed through annexation by Calgary (Bowness, Forest Lawn and Montgomery)[55] or Edmonton (Beverly and Jasper Place)[56] or dissolved to become hamlets under the jurisdiction of municipal districts (Cynthia, Diamond City, Gleichen, Grande Cache, Grouard, Irvine and Lodgepole).[49][9].

For more information on specialized municipalities, see Specialized municipalities of Alberta.

[21][22] Drayton Valley did so after only six months of incorporation as a village,[22] and was also the community that operated under new town status for the shortest period – eight months from June 1, 1956 to February 1, 1957.