Town of Vulcan

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The Town of Vulcan is a progressive and thriving community that serves as the economic hub and trading centre for Vulcan County. The Town is located midway between Calgary and Lethbridge on Highway 23. Vulcan’s economic stability is enhanced by its proximity to major natural gas and oil deposits, both of which allow Vulcan’s business community to benefit from the seismic exploration industry.

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Contact Information

Box 360

Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0

Tel: 403-485-2417

Fax: 403-485-2914





Vulcan Business Development Society

Tel: 403-485-4100


Population Information

Municipality 2001: 1762

Municipality 2007: 1940

Region 2007: 148411

Median Household Income 2005: $54,401

Median Family Income 2005: $59,448

Tax Rates

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Geographic Information
Vulcan County, Alberta
Major Highways: 
Highway 23
Secondary Highways: 
Highway 534
Distance to Major Areas: 
120 km (75 miles) southeast of Calgary 100 km (63 miles) north of Lethbridge 200 km (125 miles) north of Coutts/Sweetgrass USA Border Crossing
Community Facts
Educational Facilities: 

High Schools (Public) 1
Junior High/Middle Schools (Public) 1
Elementary Schools (Public) 1

Nearest Post-Secondary Institutions: 

Lethbridge, Alberta 94 km (59 miles)
Lethbridge College
University of Lethbridge

SAIT 129 km (81 miles)
University of Calgary 129 km (81 miles)
Mount Royal College 129 km (81 miles)

Community Information
Municipal Government: 

Mayor - Tom Grant
Chief Administrative Officer - Kim Fath
Economic Development Officer - Leslie Warren

Fire Protection: 

Vulcan is served by a volunteer fire department 911 service

Police Services: 
Vulcan is served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) & Town of Vulcan Peace Officer
Ambulance Services: 

Alberta Health Services

Electrical Power Providers in the Region: 

ENMAX, Epcor, Fortis Alberta

Natural Gas Providers: 
Landfill/Waste Transfer Locations: 

Vulcan District Waste Commission Vulcan offers a recycling depot as well as a bottle depot for it's residents.

Garbage Collection: 


Water Services Supplier: 
Twin Valley Regional Water Commission

Telephone, wireless and high speed internet available.

Medical Services: 

Hospitals: 1
Health Units/Clinics: 1
Dentists: 1
Doctors: 4 Chiropractors: 1

Recreational/Cultural Assets/Community Facilities: 

Libraries: 1
Golf Courses: 1
Ball Fields: 3
Parks: 5
Camping Facilities: 3
Ice Arena: 1
Curling Arena: 1
Cultural-Recreation Center: 1
Fitness Centre: 1
Seniors Drop-in: 1

The nearest commercial and air freight services are in Lethbridge. Vulcan has a municipal airport with a 3000 ft paved, lighted runway. International airport is in Calgary.

Motels: 3
Bed & Breakfasts: 2

Financial Institutions: 

ATB Financial
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Chinook Credit Union Ltd.

Business Support Organizations: 

Vulcan & District Chamber of Commerce
Vulcan Business Development Society
Community Futures Highwood

Major Employers: 
1. Market Street Foods Grocery Store 2. Vulcan Community Health Centre Public health Centre 3. Extendicare Extended Medical Care 4. Palliser School Division Public Schools