An Overview of the Town's Profile

Over 400,000 people visit Drumheller each year. Drumheller is a great place to visit and an even better place to live! Many people have moved to Drumheller as a result of just one visit! As a thriving community of 8,000 we offer the amenities of a combined urban/rural lifestyle. Our unique scenic landscape, buoyant economy and competitive land prices with high quality servicing gives great potential for family lifestyle and economic success. Our location, northeast of Calgary is centrally located with excellent access to the major market areas of Edmonton, Calgary and southern Alberta.


Summer-warm and dry desert-like setting. Winter - we love the Chinooks!


The Drumheller Health Center houses acute care, continuing care, 24-emergency facilities, community care, public health, mental health, and all other related services all at one site. CT-scan, Dialysis, and a Community Cancer Center are also all part of our new modern hospital. 


In terms of Public, private and special school systems, the provincial government has committed $24M for the development of new facilities in Town. On the front of post-secondary education, the Big Country Educational Consortium offers adult academic upgrading courses and some college certification programs through such colleges such as Olds College, Medicine Hat College, and the Kevano College. Drumheller also has MAX Campus, a ollege of Animation and New Media offering programs in 3D and 2D Animation, Visual Effects, Game Development, and Graphic Arts. 


The Town possesses a stable economy sustained by agriculture, oil and gas, and tourism. Drumheller is growing at a very manageable pace. Employment opportunities are plentiful and the low cost of living is an asset for those making Drumheller their home. 

If you are from out of province or country please see the Welcome to Alberta Website for further information about settlement services living in Alberta, financial services, employment, education, health care and the legal system. 

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