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.
Municipality 2001: 1762
Municipality 2007: 1940
Region 2007: 148411
Median Household Income 2005: $54,401
Median Family Income 2005: $59,448
Mill Rates: 2012 Residential: 11.483 Non-Residential/Farmland: 17.413 Special Tax: $171.55
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
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)
Mayor - Howard Dirks
Chief Administrative Officer - Alcide Cloutier Economic Development Officer - Leslie Warren
Vulcan is served by a volunteer fire department 911 service
Vulcan is served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) & Town of Vulcan Peace Officer
Electrical Power Providers in the Region:
ENMAX, Epcor, Fortis Alberta
Landﬁll/Waste Transfer Locations:
Vulcan District Waste Commission Vulcan offers a recycling depot as well as a bottle depot for it's residents.
Water Services Supplier:
Twin Valley Regional Water Commission
Telephone, wireless and high speed internet available.
Health Units/Clinics: 1 Dentists: 1 Doctors: 4 Chiropractors: 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.
Bed & Breakfasts: 2
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Chinook Credit Union Ltd.
Business Support Organizations:
Vulcan & District Chamber of Commerce
Vulcan Business Development Society Community Futures Highwood
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