Welcome to the Crossfield Community Profile

Welcome to Crossfield

Welcome to our community.Town of Crossfield, We hope the information contained
within this profile is useful. If additional information is required, please contact our
representative from the "Key Contacts" section.
E-mail:town@crossfieldalberta.com
 

Area Overview

The Town of Crossfield is located 50 kilometres north of Calgary on Highway 2. It was
established nearly one hundred years ago and derived its name from the chief surveyor
for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Mr. Crossfield.

The people who settled in Crossfield represented a wide variety of nationalities. While
this has not changed over the years, a bonding amongst the nationalities has occurred.
Friendliness and pride mixed with initiative, cooperation and perseverance shaped the
first community, and the same traditions endure today. The people of the community
continue to show a willingness to participate in activities and provide a diversity of
services in a progressive community, ensuring that Crossfield will be contributing to the
mainstream of Alberta life in the years to come.

Crossfield offers serviced industrial land and easy access to Alberta's vibrant business
community. For the family, the town offers affordable living in a pleasant rural
environment.


 

Location

The Town of Crossfield is located in the Municipal District of Rockyview #44, in central
Alberta. It is just 50 km north of Calgary.


Crossfield's Proximity to Other Locations

Driving Distance from Crossfield
km
miles
Time Required
Calgary (city centre)
43
27
34 minutes
Calgary International Airport
39
24
26 minutes
Edmonton, Alberta
270
168
2 hours, 46 minutes
Vancouver, British Columbia
1015
631
11 hours, 46 minutes
Toronto, Ontario
3445
2141
35 hours, 36 minutes
United States Border (Coutts, Alberta crossing)
371
231
3 hours, 53 minutes
It is important to note that time required is calculated based on 'ideal' traffic and weather conditions.
Alberta Map

Crossfield Location Map
 

Economic Base

The main economic base of the Crossfield area is agriculture, agricultural services and
natural gas processing.

Fertile soils, timely rains and long hours of sunshine mean a bountiful harvest of field
crops for area farmers. Wheat, barley, oats, and canola are a few of the crops that
grace summer fields. Diversified agricultural pursuits vary, from straight grain farming
operations to intensive production of pork, dairy products, poultry and beef cattle,
which contributes to Alberta's renowned food production.

The development of gas and oil reserves continues to prompt many firms to supply and
service the oil patch. The proximity to several refineries and other oil and gas related
industries provides substantial employment opportunities for many area residents.

The town's location relative to highway, rail and marketing centres in south-central
Alberta makes Crossfield a major consideration for industry in relocation. The diversity of
resources in the area is worthy of investigation by investors and industry.
 

Economic Facts

Major manufactured goods include: steel columns, beams, and joists; furniture; banking
machines; oilfield and industrial equipment; and expandable polystyrene and expanded
polystyrene products.

Major Businesses Products/Services
A S 4 Steel Industries Ltd. Steel columns, beams & joists
Plasti-Fab Ltd. Expandable polystyrene products
Unitrade N/A Palliser Lumber
Maxfield - hydrous, proprane vessels
Wingenback - ABM machines
Nu Gro - Fertilizer

Financial Institutions
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Alberta Treasury Branch
Mountain View Credit Union
 

Utilities

Electrical Power
EPCOR
Box 2300
Calgary, AB
T2P 5H9
Tel: 403-310-4300

Natural Gas
Direct Energy
PO Box 2427
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R4
Phone: Calgary and Local Areas - 245-7838
Website: www.DirectEnergyRegulatedServices.com

Telephone
Telus Communications.
Calgary, Alberta

Tel: 403-310-2255

Water Supply
The source of water is the Anthony Henday Water Treatment Plant. The usage rate is a
minimum $37.50 every two months for 5,000 gallons of water. There is a charge of
$7.50 per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 5,000 gallons and half of that is charged for sewer.

Waste Management
Sewage treatment is provided by lagoons.

There is a $27.00 charge for garbage pick-up, which is included in the $83.25 water supply fee.
 

Taxation

Residential/Farmland Non-Residential
2007
Municipal Tax Rate 7.0300 7.0300
Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate 3.5300 4.9600
Education Opted Out Tax Rate 3.5300 4.9600
Seniors Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate .0500 .0500

 

Transportation

Air Service
The nearest airport is in Airdrie, 16 km south of Crossfield. The nearest commercial and
air freight service is at Calgary International Airport, 29 km south.

Rail Service
Crossfield is served by a Canadian Pacific Railway main line. Spur trackage is available.

Highways
Connecting highways are Highway 2 to Edmonton [north] and Calgary [south] and Highway 2A.

Trucking Firms
Crossfield Transport

Bus Services
Greyhound Bus Lines offers regularly scheduled inter-community service.

Couriers and Taxis
Crossfield is serviced by several major Canadian courier companies.

Cardinal Coach Lines

Many of you may not be aware that Cardinal Coach Lines runs a daily commuter service between Crossfield and downtown Calgary!  Why not do your part for the environment and ride the bus. Relax, sleep, read and let them do the driving!  They leave from the Pete Knight arena parking lot at 6:15 a.m. Monday to Friday and arrive in Calgary at their first stop at approximately 7:07 a.m.  There are eight stops in the downtown core.  Coming home from Calgary Cardinal Coach Lines leaves from 1st St. and 7th Avenue S.W. at 4:40 p.m. and arrive back in Crossfield approximately 5:45 p.m.  The cost is $210 for a monthly pass, $60 for a sheet of 10 tickets or $15 each way.    For further information, please see their website at www.cardinal-cal.com


 

Community Lifestyle

Recreation
Local recreation facilities include baseball diamonds, tennis courts, 4 playgrounds, the
Crossfield Curling Rink [4 sheets], Pete Knight Memorial Arena [artificial ice], the
Community Centre, and the Senior Citizens Drop In Centre.

Community Organizations
Local recreation and community organizations include the 4-H Club, Royal Purple, Elks,
Pioneer Girls, Lions/Lioness Clubs, Agricultural Society, Rebekahs, Masons, Order of
Eastern Star, Explorers, Boy Scouts-Cubs, and the Royal Canadian Legion.

Religious Facilities
Crossfield United Church
Crossfield Baptist Church

Special Annual Events/Attractions
Ice Carnival -- March
Pete Knight Days -- June
Crossfield Farmers' Market -- May to September Thursday Evenings 7-9p.m.
Christmas Farmers Market - November
Christmas Tree Lighting - December

Hospitality
Accommodation
Oliver Hotel - 946-5600
Crossfield Country Inn - 946-9900

Restaurants
Enjoy Garden- Chinese & Western Food
McCool Street Bar and Grill
Side Street Cafe- good home cooked meals open for lunch daily
Humpty's - open 24 hours a day
 

Education

Crossfield is part of the Rocky View School Division #41, headquartered in Calgary [Tel:
403-291-6313].

Daycare/Nursery

Public
Schools in Crossfield include Crossfield Elementary School [K-5] and W.G. Murdoch
Junior and Senior High School [6-12].

Separate
N/A

Private
N/A


 

Post Secondary

Olds College, based in Olds, and post-secondary educational institutions in Calgary,
such as the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology [SAIT], the University of Calgary
and Mount Royal Colleges are within a 1-hour drive.
 

Healthcare

The Mountain View Health Care Centre, based in Didsbury, serves the residents of
Crossfield. It provides 24-hour medical, nursing, emergency, obstetrical and pediatric
service as well as elective surgery. The 135-bed hospital employs 225 health care
professionals, has acute care beds, 60 auxiliary care beds and 40 nursing home beds.

A full range of other medical services, including medical clinics, medical laboratories,
dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, physiotherapists, a community health centre and
home-based health services, etc., are available in nearby Airdrie.
 

Emergency Services

Fire Protection
Crossfield is served by a local 30-member volunteer fire department [Call 911 for
emergencies].

Police Services
Crossfield is served by the Airdrie detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
[RCMP] [Call 911 for emergencies].

Ambulance Services
The ambulance division of the Emergency Services Department, based in Airdrie,
provides service to Crossfield and the surrounding area [Call 911 for emergencies]. The
service is designated as an Advanced Life Support level with an 8-minute response time
in its service area.
 

Community Services

Municipal

Town of Crossfield
1412 Railway Street, P.O. Box 500
Crossfield, Alberta
T0M 0S0
Tel: 403-946-5565
Fax: 403-946-4523

Town Office
Municipal Library

Provincial

Transportation and Utilities

Federal

Canada Post Office


 

Key Contacts

Municipal

Town of Crossfield
1412 Railway Street
946-5565 Fax: 946-4523
P.O. Box 500
Crossfield, Alberta
T0M 0S0
town@crossfieldalberta.com

Phil McCracken (Mayor), Norma Lang (Councillor), Jacky Vang (Councillor), Judi Smith (Councillor) , Jackie Jaquish (Councillor)

Cheryl Skelly
Chief Administrative Officer
cheryls@crossfieldalberta.com


Merel Jarvis
CAO Assistant
merelj@crossfieldalberta.com

Lindsey Nash, Administrative Assistant

lindseyd@crossfieldalberta.com

 


Provincial (Updated October 2007)

Walter Valentini
Regional Manager
Alberta Economic Development
#300, 639 - 5th Avenue, SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0M9
Tel: 403-297-8920
Fax: 403-297-6168
E-Mail: walter.valentini@gov.ab.ca
E-Mail: dianne.fitzsimmons@gov.ab.ca

Dr. Ted Morton
Member of the Legislative Assembly [MLA]
Foothills-Rocky View Constituency

Constituency Office
6, 160 Maclaurin Drive
Calgary
T3Z 3S4
Phone: (403) 216-2221
Toll Free: 1-866-843-4314
Fax: (403) 216-2225
foothills.rockyview@assembly.ab.ca

Legislature Office 
420 Legislature Building
10800 97 Avenue 
Edmonton
T5K 2B6
Phone: (780) 415-4815
Fax: (780) 415-4818

Federal (Updated October 2007)

Myron Thompson
Member of Parliament [MP]
Wild Rose Constituency

Parliamentary Address
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 996-5152
Fax: (613) 947-4601
E-Mail: Thompson.M@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Address
213 Main Street, Bay 3, P.O. Box 3816
Airdrie, Alberta
T4B 2B9
Telephone: (403) 948-5103
Fax: (403) 948-0879
TTY:
E-Mail: ThompM1@parl.gc.ca


 
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