Turner_Valley,_Alberta

Turner Valley, Alberta

Turner Valley is a small town in Alberta, Canada. It is located southwest of Calgary.

Situated on Highway 22 (The Cowboy Trail), the town was once the centre of an oil and natural gas boom. For 30 years, the Turner Valley Oilfields was a major supplier of oil and gas and the largest producer in the British Empire, but is presently undergoing a mini-recession. Turner Valley is just 3 km from its sister town, Black Diamond to the east and about 25 km from a relatively undeveloped portion of Kananaskis Country.

Demographics

In 2006, Turner Valley had a population of 1,908 living in 794 dwellings, an 18.7% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of and a population density of .

Notable natives

Recreation & Facilities

  • Turner Valley Golf and Country Club - 18-hole, semi-private course open April to October.
  • Dr. Lander Memorial Pool - An outdoor swimming pool open late May until August. Current Fees
  • Turner Valley Outdoor Rink and Skateboard Park - Unsupervised ice surface with public skating and shinny in the winter. Skateboard park during warmer months.
  • Friendship Trail - 3 km paved trail connecting to Black Diamond.
  • Kananaskis Country - 25 km west of Turner Valley. Offers camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, fishing, bird watching.

Schools

  • Turner Valley Elementary-Jr. High - Grades K-6

High School students attend Oilfields High School in Black Diamond.

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