Crossfield, Alberta

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Town of Crossfield
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Crossfield is located in Alberta
Location of Crossfield in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°25′52″N 114°01′34″W / 51.43111°N 114.02611°W / 51.43111; -114.02611
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCalgary Region
Census division6
Municipal districtRocky View County
 • VillageJune 3, 1907
 • TownAugust 1, 1980
 • MayorJo Tennant
 • Governing bodyCrossfield Town Council
 • MPBlake Richards, Wild Rose
 • Land11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
Elevation1,113 m (3,652 ft)
 • Total2,983
 • Density249.3/km2 (646/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
HighwaysHighway 2A
Highway 574
WebsiteOfficial website

Crossfield is a town in southern Alberta, Canada within Rocky View County. It is located on Highway 2A 43 km (27 mi) north of the City of Calgary.

As a rail station on the Calgary to Edmonton (C&E) line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Crossfield was founded in 1892. Crossfield was named after an engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway survey crew. By 1904, the community had a post office, a general store, a hotel and a school. In 1906, the first grain elevator opened and Crossfield was incorporated as a village the following year in 1907.[5] In 1980, Crossfield incorporated as a town.

The Town of Crossfield is a member of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. Crossfield is within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is growing as a result. Crossfield is north of the City of Airdrie and south of the Town of Olds. Crossfield is surrounded by the rural Rocky View County.


The population of the Town of Crossfield according to its 2019 municipal census is 3,377,[6] a change of 2.1% from its 2018 municipal census population of 3,308.[7]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Crossfield recorded a population of 2,983 living in 1,101 of its 1,168 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change 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.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Crossfield had a population of 2,853 living in 1,018 of its 1,090 total dwellings, a 6.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,668. With a land area of 11.87 km2 (4.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 240.4/km2 (622.5/sq mi) in 2011.[8]


The primary economic base of the Crossfield area is agriculture, agricultural services and natural gas processing. The Crossfield Gas Plant located south of the town, currently owned by TAQA North, has been operation since 1965.[citation needed]


Crossfield has two schools: Crossfield Elementary School, which teaches children from kindergarten to grade five, and WG Murdoch School, which teaches children from grades six to 12.

The town also has a preschool that is situated next to the Crossfield Elementary School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Crossfield" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 176. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Read, Tracy (1983). Acres and Empires : a history of the Municipal District of Rocky View no. 44. p. 68. Archived from the original on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  6. ^ "2019 Census" (PDF). Town of Cochrane. July 16, 2019. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "2018 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 2018. ISBN 978-1-4601-4254-7. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

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Coordinates: 51°26′N 114°02′W / 51.433°N 114.033°W / 51.433; -114.033 (Crossfield)