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Town of Calmar - 2008 National Winner of Communities in Bloom with the special criteria for Hanging Baskets. 2008 Winner of Trees Canada Special Criteria Award for Urban Forestry.

‘Come Home to Calmar;’ the slogan for the friendly, vibrant and growing farming community that preserves a small town atmosphere while being at the hub of an amazing variety of attractions within easy reach. Located ten minutes from Edmonton International Airport and just 25 minutes southwest of the City of Edmonton, the Town is a 15 minute drive to Wizard Lake and 45 minutes from Pigeon Lake, both high quality recreational areas. It lies 5 Minutes directly south of the North Saskatchewan River, and 15 minutes west of the City of Leduc.

Historic boom-town frontages on Main Street set the tone for a historic walking tour and include views of murals depicting scenes of Calmar’s past located on the side of the Calmar Hotel. Many more old photographs, along with original pioneer accounts, are displayed in the virtual museum on the corporate web site. With limitless space, the museum is in a constant state of expansion.

Known throughout the Province for the floral displays, the Bakery, and Seed mill, Main Street is just one area that attracts tourists with hanging baskets on antique-style lamp posts and floral planters outside many businesses. Elms adorn the sidewalks on either side of the provincial highway 39. The Trans Canada Trail runs through Calmar from the east welcome sign to the west. Soon to be added to the walking paths will be the Conjuring Creek trail, a new park preserved in a natural state.

Woodland Park, the oldest green space, is home to the town tennis court, and only playground outside the school. The park is touted as a jewel in the crown with themed floral displays, trees, a mural and a dedication plaque to the founders of the community.

Calmar has long been calling itself the "Home of Zirka" due to its larger population of Ukrainian decent families. The Town's largest buildings include a Curling Rink, the Mike Karbonik Arena, and the School. It also has a brand new primary school that filled to capacity almost instantly upon opening.

Telus dominates the land line telephone service and the local cable provider is Persona. Internet Service Providers include Xplornet Satellite Service, Airsurfr Wireless, Telus DSL, and Persona Cable internet.

Town Services boast 3 Gas stations, 4 liquor stores, a Dentist,Insurance Agency, 2 Banks and several Asian or Western Cuisine Restaurants to choose from.The Library, Video store, Hardware Store, Drug Store, Hair Stylists, Veterinary clinic, Office Services and Automobile Sales Line the main street along side the Legendary fast food of the Calmar Burger Bar, and the World Renowned Calmar Bakery. The Calmar Seed Mill has historically been a landmark in the town.

The town's close proximity to the City of Edmonton, and the aforementioned lakes, has caused the growth of one of the only Malibu Boat dealers in Western Canada, Wizard Lake Marine which is located in the ever growing Industrial Park.

It is located in Leduc Countymarker, on Highway 39, south-west from Edmontonmarker.

Demographics

In 2001, the town population was 1,902; the 2005 estimate was 1,992 and in 2006 Calmar had a population of 1,959 living in 741 dwellings, a 3.0% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of and a population density of .

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References

  1. Calmar Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  2. Alberta Municipal Affairs - 2005 Municipal Census


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