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Cardston Area Overview
Town of Cardston Aerial View

The Town of Cardston is a thriving community of approximately 3,500 people that serves a trading area of 15,000. The town has returned to it's pioneer heritage and has developed several of its historical/tourist facilities to celebrate it's rich background.


The Town of Cardston is located in the Municipal District of Cardston No. 6, in southwest Alberta. It is 77 km southwest of Lethbridge and 234 km south of Calgary.

Economic Base

The major economic base of the Cardston area includes agriculture, tourism, and the provision of retail services/products to the local trading area of approximately 15,000 people.

Financial Institutions
  • RBC Financial Group
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Alberta Treasury Branch
  • 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union
  • Enmax Energy Corp., Calgary, Alberta, Tel: 1-877-571-7111
Natural Gas
  • ATCO Gas Co., 35 - 3 Avenue East Cardston, Alberta, Tel: 1-403-653-3995
  • Chief Mountain Natural Gas Co-op, 190 - 1 Street East Cardston, Alberta, Tel: 1-403-653-3011
Telephone and Cellular
  • Telus Ltd., 808 - 4 Avenue South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P2, Tel: 1-403-329-5911
  • Great Plains Cellular, 271 - 2 Avenue West Cardston, Alberta, Tel: 1-403-653-1748
Water Supply

The source of water is the Lee Creek & Leavitt Irrigation District. The reservoir capacity, measured in treated substance, is 9,000 cubic metres.

Waste Management

Sewage treatment is provided by a rotating biological contactor. Industrial and commercial garbage is collected daily, while residential garbage is collected weekly. There is also a Solid Waste Transfer Station adjacent to the town for the use of Cardston residents.

Air Services

Cardston Airport has all-weather facilities and a 1,064 metre runway. The nearest commercial and air freight services are at Lethbridge.


The main connecting highways are Highway 2, leading north to Calgary as well as south to the U.S. border, and Highway 5, leading southwest to Waterton Park and northwest to Lethbridge.

Bus Services

The local Handi-Bus is available for those who need assistance in getting around.

Couriers and Taxis

Loomis, Purolator, Canada Post and DHL are available for those that have shipping concerns, and the taxi services in Lethbridge are available to assist people in getting to and from Lethbridge.

Community Lifestyle

Cardston has a wide array of recreational facilities available, including ball parks, and numerous boating and fishing areas. There is also the Lee Creek Valley Golf & Country Club (a recently redesigned beautiful 18 hole course), ice skating, an open-air swimming pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, and several recreation parks, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Community Organizations
  • Cardston Handicapped Society
  • Friends of the Remington-Alberta Carriage Centre
  • Kinsmen/Kinettes
  • Lions
  • Masons
  • Rotary Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion
Religious Organizations

Cardston is a religious community with several denominations in town:

  • Anglican Church
  • Baptist Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Lutheran Church
  • United Church
  • Victory Church
Health Care

Hospital care is available locally from Cardston Municipal Hospital. There are also a number of medical and dental clinics and a health unit in Cardston, as well as housing facilities for seniors.

Emergency Services
Police Services

Cardston is served by a local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Tel: 1-403-653-4931

Fire Protection

Cardston is served by a local, dedicated volunteer fire department, Tel: 1-403-653-3473

Ambulance Services

Local ambulance service is available, Tel: 1-403-653-1199

Community Services
Town of Cardston P.O. Box 280 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Tel: 1-403-653-3366
Fax: 1-403-653-2499
  • Administration
  • Tourist Information
  • Community Services
  • Public Works
  • Alberta Agriculture
  • Agriculture Financial Service Corporation
  • Fish & Wildlife
  • Medical Examiner-Coroner
  • Provincial Court
  • Provincial Parks
  • Transportation & Utilities
  • Canada Immigration Centre
  • Customs and Excise
  • Canada Post
  • Health Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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