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Click here to download an Economic Profile of Drumheller! 

Drumheller’s central location, young demographic, breathtaking landscape, state of the art community facilities and bustling tourism sector makes for a great place to invest and do business!

Over 25% of our employment comes from tourism. Annually 500,000 visitors come to our Town to uncover the treasures of the valley. 

Our population of just over 8,000, makes us the largest community on Highway 9 between Calgary and the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.

Our great infrastruture includes impressive connectively with a huge investment from Telus with their high speed optic line laid in 2015.  

Agriculture is a large industry in our region. 

Our cereal farmers grow wheat, oats, barley, canola, peas and flax. Much of our barley is sent around North America to become beer.  The beef industry is also very large around Drumheller with many local restaurants purchasing all or some of their beef locally.

Oil and gas production is still important part of our economy with wells being managed by Drumheller based companies.

Encana and Cenovus are important employers. They provide career opportunities to sustain their operations.

ConocoPhillips, Bearspaw Petroleum, EOG Resources, and Husky are also major contributors to the economy.

Drumheller has a trading area of over 40,000 and a population of 1 million within a 1.5 hour radius. It is only 90 minutes away from Calgary and Red Deer and 2 hours from Medicine Hat.

This section offers more important economic information about our community in the following pages: 

 Location, quality of life, great infrastructure, a new industrial area, and 500,000 annual visitors make Drumheller something to ROAR about.

To learn more please contact , Economic Development and Communications Officer at 403-823-1320 or email