Temple Hill (County of Warner No. 5)

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Temple Hill is an isolated hill located three kilometres north of Raymond, Alberta, Canada in the County of Warner No. 5.

Temple Hill was so-named by Mormon settlers of Southern Alberta because some thought that it would be an appropriate site for a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[1] Ultimately, the LDS Church's temple in Southern Alberta was built in Cardston.

Temple Hill was originally part of Ray Knight's Butte Ranch. In 1915, John W. Bascom was foreman of that ranch where the Bascom family lived in a ranch house on the north side of the hill, across the road from the cemetery.

Temple Hill Motorcycle Park is currently located on the hill, and is operated by the Lethbridge Motorcycle Club. The sand-based track is used for motocross races and for recreational users. Annually, the Temple Hill Motorcycle Track hosts the Western Canadian Amateur Championship in motocross.

Raymond's only cemetery, Temple Hill Cemetery, is located on the eastern side of Temple Hill. The cemetery is owned and operated by the Town of Raymond. It contains two Commonwealth war graves, of a Canadian Army soldier of World War I and a Royal Canadian Air Force officer of World War II.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, "Temple Hill", in Smith & Turner (eds.), pp. 481–82.
  2. ^ [1] CWGC cemetery report, details obtained from casualty record.


  • Lawrence Turner (ed.) (1993) Raymond Remembered : Settlers, Sugar and Stampedes : A History of the Town and People of Raymond (Raymond, AB: Town of Raymond) ISBN 0-9697655-0-9
  • Norma Smith, "Temple Hill", in Terrence C. Smith & Reed Turner (eds.) (2001). A Planting of the Lord : A Century of the Latter-day Saints in Raymond, 1901–2001 (Raymond, AB: Raymond Alberta Stake) ISBN 0-9689691-0-0, pp. 481–86.