Vulcan County represents a region of opportunity. Its northern border is only an hour drive south and east of Calgary and it’s southern border is forty five minutes north of Lethbridge. Covering an area of 546,772 hectares (2,400 Sq Miles), the County of Vulcan encompasses the Town of Vulcan and the five villages of Arrowwood, Carmangay, Champion, Lomond and Milo. It has eight active hamlets and a combined population of over 6500. As you travel from one end to the other, the landscape will change from flatlands to rolling hills, to refreshing valleys, deep blue lakes, mature trees and prairie grass. The economy is rich and diverse, historically based on agriculture and now diversified with much oil and gas activity, a rapidly growing tourism industry, and with residential and resort development booming due to recognition by urbanites of the high quality of life, low cost of living, and abundance of opportunity within Vulcan County.
Vulcan County can be the choice for you no matter what you are looking for. Be it a vacation destination, a new place to call home, or a location to invest in your business; Vulcan County can meet your needs!
Centrally and conveniently located, Vulcan County is close to both Calgary and Lethbridge city centres in the southwest portion of Alberta’s expansive Prairie land. The landscape provides the backdrop for a lifestyle rarely matched. Whether you live in the acreages and rural areas of the county or choose to settle in one of the communities; you are sure to find your own little slice of heaven. Vulcan County covers an approximate area of 545,000 hectares and encompasses the Town of Vulcan, the Villages of Arrowwood, Carmangay, Champion, Lomond and Milo, as well as the Hamlets of Brant, Ensign, Herronton, Kirkcaldy, Mossleigh, Queenstown, Shouldice, and Travers, providing plenty of choice.
Many of the hamlets have a little something special about them that will keep you coming back for more. Whether it is Brant’s Christian School now under the umbrella of the Palliser Regional School Division or it is the Malmberg Farmstead Museum where you can learn a variety of historical facts of farm life and the area, you will find a gem. If it is a one stop shop filled with greenery, delicious meals as well as a side of history you are after, be sure to stop in at Aspen Crossing Railway Museum and Garden Centre. This local nursery with a bent for railways is proud to house a train car equipped for a fine dining experience and plenty of history to keep you on ‘track’; at their exciting museum location.
The population of the County (including the town, villages and hamlets) is approximately 6,900 people. Its central location on high use roadways make it a great place for the vacationer or the day to day traffic to slow down and take a breather in some wide open spaces. The industry in Vulcan County is primarily agriculture, with approximately 444,000 hectares of land being dedicated to farms of all descriptions. To keep those fields growing at their best all season the County is part of the Bow River Irrigation District allowing farmers to create idea settings for plant growth in order to compliment the incredible amount of sunlight received in the County. The fields at any part of the growing season are a sight to be hold; the rich ripened grain, the lush yellow canola and the luxurious looking blue flax flowers are reason alone to come to Vulcan County above and beyond the exciting amenities and communities.
Opportunities lurk around every corner in one of the largest counties in Alberta. On top of the solid agriculture and commercial base in Vulcan County, geophysical drilling and pipeline activity are of great significance, with many oil and gas deposits delivering dividends. Also the county has an ever-growing tourism industry, and remarkably expanding residential base due to the availability of land in picturesque settings. The diversity of these new properties adds to the high quality of life.
Adding further to the drawing card of Vulcan County, there are several local recreational areas providing both residents and tourists and aquatic destination to enjoy. Including the Travers Dam, Lake McGregor, Williams Lake and Badger Lake they provide a great place to enjoy a day and take in some fishing, water-skiing or sailing – which is out of this world! The County also plays home to several Provincial Parks including the Little Bow Provincial Park, Little Bow Reservoir Provincial Recreational Area, McGregor Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, Travers Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, and the Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park. For those who can’t get enough of these recreation areas there are resort properties nestled into the western landscape. These resort properties offer all the amenities of city life nearby in an upscale yet ‘country lifestyle’ which can appeal to all tastes.
Regardless of what your dream is you can pursue it in Vulcan County. Life the western dream and work the land or leave the city behind while staying as connected as you need or choose to be with our excellent wireless Internet services available throughout the country. The key to Vulcan County is to choice and the choice is yours. Whether it is family lifestyle, pleasure properties or business opportunity; choose Vulcan County for certain success.