The History and Tourism of Crossfield, Alberta

Crossfield, Alberta is a charming town nestled in the Calgary Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the picturesque Rocky View County, Crossfield is conveniently located on Highway 2A, just 43 km (27 mi) north of the bustling City of Calgary.

The Founding of Crossfield, Alberta

The town of Crossfield, Alberta was established in 1892 as a rail station on the Calgary to Edmonton (C&E) line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The town was named in honor of an engineer from the Canadian Pacific Railway survey crew. By 1904, Crossfield had grown to include a post office, a general store, a hotel, and a school. In 1906, the first grain elevator opened, marking a significant milestone in the town's development. The following year, in 1907, Crossfield was officially incorporated as a village. It wasn't until 1980 that Crossfield was incorporated as a town.

Crossfield, Alberta: A Member of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board

Crossfield, Alberta is a proud member of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. The town is strategically located within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, a factor that has significantly contributed to its growth. Crossfield is situated north of the city of Airdrie and south of the town of Olds.

Demographics of Crossfield, Alberta

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Crossfield, Alberta had a population of 3,599 living in 1,326 of its 1,381 private dwellings. This represented a significant increase of 20.7% from its 2016 population of 2,983. With a land area of 11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi), Crossfield had a population density of 302.7/km2 (784.0/sq mi) in 2021.

The 2019 municipal census reported that the population of Crossfield was 3,377, a slight increase of 2.1% from its 2018 municipal census population of 3,308. In the 2016 Census of Population, Crossfield recorded a population of 2,983 living in 1,101 of its 1,168 private dwellings, a 4.6% increase from its 2011 population of 2,853. With a land area of 11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi), it had a population density of 249.4/km2 (646.0/sq mi) in 2016.