List of Canadian airports by location indicator: CD
Format of entries is:
- Location indicator – IATA – Airport Name (alternate name) – Airport Location
Airports that are part of the National Airports System are emphasised.
Format of entries is:
Airports that are part of the National Airports System are emphasised.
|TC LID||IATA||Airport name||Community||Province/|
|CDA5||St. Andrews (Codroy Valley) Airport||St. Andrews||NL|
|CDA7||Shunda (Fire Base) Heliport||Shunda||AB|
|CDB3||Delburne/Hall Residence Heliport||Delburne||AB|
|CDC2||St. John's (Universal) Heliport||St. John's||NL|
|CDC3||Dawson Creek (Flying L Ranch) Airport||Dawson Creek||BC|
|CDC5||Oie Lake/Dougall Campbell Field Aerodrome||Oie Lake||BC|
|CDD2||Porters Lake Water Aerodrome||Porters Lake||NS|
|CDD7||Didsbury District Health Services||Didsbury||AB|
|CDF2||Teeswater (Dent Field) Aerodrome||Teeswater||ON|
|CDF3||Englehart (Dave's Field) Aerodrome||Englehart||ON|
|CDG2||Digby (General Hospital) Heliport||Digby||NS|
|CDH2||Drumheller (Health Centre) Heliport||Drumheller||AB|
|CDH3||Finlay Air Park||Finlay||NS|
|CDH4||Duncan (Cowichan District Hospital) Heliport||Duncan||BC|
|CDH5||Nanaimo Harbour Heliport||Nanaimo||BC|
|CDJ5||Strathmore (D.J. Murray) Airport||Strathmore||AB|
|CDK2||Diavik Airport||Diavik Diamond Mine||NT|
|CDK3||Dorset/Kawagama Lake (South) Water Aerodrome||Dorset||ON|
|CDL3||Daysland Health Centre Heliport||Daysland||AB|
|CDL5||Doctor's Lake East Water Aerodrome||Yarmouth||NS|
|CDL6||Doctor's Lake West Water Aerodrome||Yarmouth||NS|
|CDL7||Doris Lake Aerodrome||Doris Lake,||NU|
|CDM2||Didsbury/Minty Field Aerodrome||Didsbury||AB|
|CDT2||Hoopers Lake Water Aerodrome||Hoopers Lake||NS|
|CDT3||Arichat (St. Anne Ladies Auxiliary Hospital) Heliport||Arichat||NS|
|CDT6||Bridgewater (South Shore Regional Hospital) Heliport||Bridgewater||NS|
|CDU3||Yarmouth (Regional Hospital) Heliport||Yarmouth||NS|
|CDU4||Springdale/Davis Pond Water Aerodrome||Springdale||NL|
|CDV2||Downs Gulch Aerodrome||Downs Gulch||NB|
|CDV3||Charlottetown (Queen Elizabeth Hospital) Heliport||Charlottetown||PE|
|CDW2||Baddeck (Guneden) Aerodrome||Baddeck||NS|
|CDY5||Antigonish (St. Martha's Regional Hospital) Heliport||Antigonish||NS|
Didsbury is a town in central Alberta, Canada, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is located next near the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. Didsbury is within the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. Didsbury is the half-way point between the cities of Calgary and Red Deer. Didsbury is surrounded by Mountain View County, which has its municipal office located to the north of the town; the nearest neighbouring communities are the towns of Olds to Carstairs to the south. The town is named after the township of Didsbury, now a suburban area of England; the first settlers were Dutch Mennonites who left their homes in Pennsylvania and emigrated as United Empire Loyalists to Waterloo County, Ontario. They were granted the area around Didsbury in 1894 by the government of Sir John A. Macdonald. Original settlement in the area was sparse, this in part explains the initial slow development of the town-site as a service centre; the first concern of the Mennonite settlers was to build a church. Settlement prior to the post-1900 land rush was limited to the small group who came west in 1894.
1897 saw the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR constructed a station in the town in 1904. Didsbury was incorporated as a village in 1905 and as a town on September 6, 1906. Fires in 1914 and 1924 destroyed the early "boomtown" commercial streetscape and led to the passing by Town Council of a bylaw which required masonry construction for all new downtown commercial buildings. Many of these brick buildings stand today. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Didsbury recorded a population of 5,268 living in 2,031 of its 2,119 total private dwellings, a 6.3% change from its 2011 population of 4,957. With a land area of 16.37 km2, it had a population density of 321.8/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Didsbury had a population of 4,957 living in 1,923 of its 1,987 total dwellings, a 15.1% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 4,305. With a land area of 16.08 km2, it had a population density of 308.3/km2 in 2011. The population of the Town of Didsbury according to its 2008 municipal census is 4,599.
The town's recreational facilities include six parks, a golf course, aquatic centre, a hockey rink. There is a hospital and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment serving the town and the surrounding area. Didsbury has three schools; the Olds-Didsbury Airport, used for small aircraft and general aviation, is located north of Didsbury along Highway 2A. The town is served by the Didsbury Review, part of the Great West Newspapers chain. Didsbury is home to the Mountainview Colts of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Organizations present in Didsbury include the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the 1st Didsbury Scouts, Didsbury Jazzercise, as well as the Elks and Lions clubs. List of communities in Alberta List of towns in Alberta Official website
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000
Teeswater is a community in the municipality of South Bruce, Bruce County, Canada. It is located 12 kilometers west of Mildmay, 16 kilometers north of Wingham on County Road 4, 25 kilometers southeast of Ripley on Bruce Road 6; the population in 2011 was 1,011. Teeswater is located on a tributary of the Saugeen River. Surveyors named the river after the River Tees in England and the settlement was named for the river; the first settlers English and Scottish, arrived in 1856. Teeswater was incorporated as a village in 1875 and remained a separate municipality until it was amalgamated with Culross Township to form the Township of Teeswater-Culross in 1998. In 1999, Teeswater-Culross was itself amalgamated with the Township of Mildmay-Carrick to form the new municipality of South Bruce. Teeswater is the largest community in the municipality. A weekly newspaper, The Teeswater News was published from 1871 until 1996; the building where the weekly newspaper was published burned down. Now in its place is The Kinsman Memorial park.
The park was finished October 2008. Like many other Ontario villages, Teeswater nurtured a musical tradition as it grew, supporting first a string orchestra and a a flourishing concert band, it is home to the prize-winning Teeswater Highlanders Pipes and Drums, which presents concerts on the lawn beside the Town Hall. Knox Presbyterian Church was built in the 1870s, is now a continuing congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Another church of the same denomination, Westminster Presbyterian Church, burnt to the ground in the 1970s. Teeswater United Church was built in 1879 as the Wesleyan Methodist Church, it became the Teeswater Methodist Church in 1884, since 1925 has been affiliated with the United Church of Canada. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church was built around the same time as the two Protestant churches, is located next to the school of the same name. In the past, Teeswater has been home to churches of the Anglican, Pentecostal, Free Presbyterian, Episcopal Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist faiths.
Now there are only three churches: the Roman Catholic and Presbyterian. The village is home to two schools, Hillcrest Central Public School, Sacred Heart Catholic School (Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board and the middinight school east of teewater. Teeswater has Teeswater branch, it is a Carnegie Library. After years of stagnant growth Teeswater has begun to rebound as a result of a major new infrastructure project to replace homeowner septic systems with a community sewer system in Teeswater and Formosa; the population of Teeswater has remained constant over the past 100 years at 1100. This is due to stable employment at major industries such as Bruce Power and innovative new farm industries such as goat farming. With the new infrastructure project due for completion in 2013 - 2014, Teeswater looks to renewed growth in the near and far future. Teeswater once had a Home Hardware on the village's main street; this Home Hardware closed years ago. Teeswater was a site of 2 commercial grist mills, Littles mill, the Teeswater & district Co-op grist mill.
Littles mill is now a house, with the mill pond and river dam still in place. The co-op mill burnt down in 1976, the dam taken out in about 1991; the pond location and dam bed can still be seen today. For many years before and after the mill burned down, children would go and play ice hockey on the frozen mill pond; the site of the co-op mill building is located near the Teeswater Creamery holding tank for spoiled milk. Teeswater Creamery was first established in 1875, has been a major provider of employment since then, it was run by Thompson Brothers from 1932 until 1981. The Teeswater-Culross Fire Hall occupies the former British Petroleum Canada service station. Alex Casagrande began operating at the location in 1954. In 1959, the service station was destroyed by fire; the lot was purchased by Mr. Casagrande and a new garage was erected under the BP banner. In 1976, Mr. Casagrande retired and the garage was sold to the Teeswater-Culross Fire Department. Jennie Fletcher moved to Teeswater after winning gold for Britain in the 4 x 100 swimming relay during the 1912 Olympics.
In Teeswater she taught swimming in the mill ponds and was guest of honour when the community opened its first swimming pool. James Gilles. Born in Teeswater in 1924 and having attended primary and secondary school in the community, Dr. Gilles went on to become the founding Dean of the Schulich School of Business and an M. P. during the 30th Canadian Parliament. Dr. Gillies was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Adam Armstrong Frank Leahy; the youngest person to win the Canadian National Fiddling Championship, he has been described as an innovator, as much at home as a champion fiddler and master of the full gamut of clogs and jigs as he is in other genres, such as jazz, big band and classical. He was started playing at home when he was three years old. Bob Worrall. One of North America's leading teachers and performers, Bob was born and raised in Teeswater, he won the North American Professional Championship an unprecedented seven times, held the Ontario Championship Supreme title for 12 of his 13 years in professional competition.
In 1977, he was winner
Moncton is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Situated in the Petitcodiac River Valley, Moncton lies at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces; the city has earned the nickname "Hub City" due to its central inland location in the region and its history as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes. The city proper has a population of 71,889 and has a land area of 142 km2; the Moncton CMA has a population of 144,810, making it the largest city and CMA in New Brunswick, the second-largest city and CMA in the Maritime Provinces. The CMA includes the neighbouring city of Dieppe and the town of Riverview, as well as adjacent suburban areas in Westmorland and Albert counties. Although the Moncton area was first settled in 1733, Moncton is considered to have been founded in 1766 with the arrival of Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. An agricultural settlement, Moncton was not incorporated until 1855; the city was named for Lt. Col. Robert Monckton, the British officer who had captured nearby Fort Beauséjour a century earlier.
A significant wooden shipbuilding industry had developed in the community by the mid-1840s, allowing for the civic incorporation in 1855, but the shipbuilding economy collapsed in the 1860s, causing the town to lose its civic charter in 1862. Moncton regained its charter in 1875 after the community's economy rebounded due to a growing railway industry. In 1871, the Intercolonial Railway of Canada had chosen Moncton to be its headquarters, Moncton remained a railway town for well over a century until the closure of the Canadian National Railway locomotive shops in the late 1980s. Although the economy of Moncton was traumatized twice—by the collapse of the shipbuilding industry in the 1860s and by the closure of the CNR locomotive shops in the 1980s—the city was able to rebound on both occasions; the city adopted the motto Resurgo after its rebirth as a railway town. The city's economy is stable and diversified based on its traditional transportation, distribution and commercial heritage, supplemented by strength in the educational, health care, information technology, insurance sectors.
The strength of Moncton's economy has received national recognition and the local unemployment rate is less than the national average. Acadians settled the head of the Bay of Fundy in the 1670s; the first reference to the "Petcoucoyer River" was on the De Meulles map of 1686. Settlement of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook river valleys began about 1700 extending inland and reaching the site of present-day Moncton in 1733; the first Acadian settlers in the Moncton area established a marshland farming community and chose to name their settlement Le Coude, an allusion to the 90° bend in the river near the site of the settlement. In 1755, nearby Fort Beausejour was captured by British forces under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Monckton; the Beaubassin region including the Memramcook and Petitcodiac river valleys subsequently fell under English control. That year, Governor Charles Lawrence issued a decree ordering the expulsion of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia; this action came to be known as the "Great Upheaval".
The reaches of the upper Petitcodiac River valley came under the control of the Philadelphia Land Company and in 1766 Pennsylvania Dutch settlers arrived to re-establish the pre-existing farming community at Le Coude. The Settlers consisted of eight families. There is a plaque dedicated in their honor at the mouth of Hall's Creek, they renamed the settlement "The Bend". The Bend remained an agricultural settlement for nearly 80 more years. By 1836, there were only 20 households in the community. At this time, the Westmorland Road became open to year-round travel and a regular mail coach service was established between Saint John and Halifax; the Bend became an important rest station along the route. Over the next decade and shipbuilding would become important industries in the area; the turning point for the community was when Joseph Salter took over a shipyard at the Bend in 1847. The expanded shipyard grew to employ about 400 workers; the Bend subsequently developed a service-based economy to support the shipyard and began to acquire all the amenities of a growing town.
The prosperity engendered by the wooden shipbuilding industry allowed The Bend to incorporate as the town of Moncton in 1855. The town was named for Lt. Col. Robert Monckton, but a clerical error at the time the town was incorporated resulted in the misspelling of the community's name, perpetuated to the present day; the first mayor of Moncton was the shipbuilder Joseph Salter. Two years in 1857, the European and North American Railway opened its line from Moncton to nearby Shediac. At about the time of the arrival of the railway, the popularity of steam-powered ships forced an end to the era of wooden shipbuilding; the Salter shipyard closed in 1858. The resulting industrial collapse caused Moncton to surrender its civic charter in 1862. Moncton's economic depression did not last long and a second era of prosperity came to the area in 1871 when Moncton was selected to be the headquarters of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada; the arrival of the ICR in Moncton was a sem
Duncan is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is the smallest city by area in the nation; the city is about 50 kilometres from Nanaimo to the north. Although the City of Duncan has a population of just under 5000, it serves the Cowichan Valley which has a population of 84,000, many of whom live in North Cowichan contiguous with Duncan; this gives Duncan a much larger "greater" population than that contained within the city limits. People in areas of North Cowichan bordering on Duncan use "Duncan" as their mailing city. Duncan is the seat of the Cowichan Valley Regional District; the name Cowichan is an anglicization of Halkomelem Quw̓utsun̓, which means "the warm land". The city is served by Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 1 through Duncan is a four-lane street with two signalized intersections and a speed limit of 50km/hr. British Columbia Highway 18 connects Duncan to the town of Lake Cowichan to the east; the railway continues to cross Duncan, though passenger and freight rail service on the south island corridor were both discontinued indefinitely in 2011 for safety reasons relating to long-deferred track maintenance.
Public transit is provided in conjunction between BC Transit and the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System. The community is named after William Chalmers Duncan, he arrived in Victoria in May 1862 in August of that year he was one of the party of a hundred settlers which Governor Douglas took to Cowichan Bay. After going off on several gold rushes, Duncan settled close to the present city of Duncan, he married in 1876, his son Kenneth became the first mayor of Duncan. There is a Kenneth Street, as well as a Duncan Street, in the city. Duncan's farm was named Alderlea, this was the first name of the adjacent settlement. In August 1886, the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway was opened. No stop had been scheduled at Alderlea for the inaugural train bearing Sir John A. Macdonald and Robert Dunsmuir. However, at Duncan's Crossing, the level crossing nearest Alderlea, a crowd of 2,000 had assembled around a decorated arch and the train came to an unplanned halt, quite putting it on the map. In the early 1900s, Duncan's Chinatown was the social centre for the Cowichan Valley's Chinese population.
Chinatown was concentrated in a single block in the southwestern corner of Duncan. At its largest point, Duncan's Chinatown included six Chinese families and 30 merchants who supplied goods and services to the loggers, millworkers and mine workers in the area; the city tore the buildings down in 1969 to build a new law courts complex. Some materials from the original buildings were used at Whippletree Junction. In the 1980s, the city was noted in coverage related to the 1985 bombings at Narita Airport in Japan and aboard Air India Flight 182, Canada's largest murder case. Resident Inderjit Singh Reyat purchased bomb parts and a radio at Duncan stores, used the radio to conceal the bomb. Less than two weeks prior to the bombings and suspected Air India mastermind Talwinder Singh Parmar were observed testing explosives in the woods outside of Duncan by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Duncan's tourism slogan is "The City of Totems"; the city has 80 totem poles around the entire town. In 2007, the city of Duncan deemed copyright privileges of the totem poles in the city.
The use of the totems' images for commercial purposes requires the City of Duncan's approval. Duncan has a large First Nations community and is the traditional home of the Cowichan Tribes, who are the largest band among the Coast Salish people; the Coast Salish men and women of the Cowichan Tribes are makers of the world-famous Cowichan Sweaters. Duncan is home to the BC Forest Discovery Centre. Before the Canada–United States softwood lumber dispute and the whole Cowichan Valley were a thriving lumber centre in British Columbia. Duncan has the world's largest ice hockey stick recognised by Guinness World Records on July 14, 2008, on display on the side of the local arena – known as the Cowichan Community Centre; the centre is now called The Island Savings Centre. The stick was made for Expo 86 in Vancouver, purchased by Duncan at the end of the event. In 1911, Norman Corfield drove the first car over the Malahat Highway, opening up vehicle traffic to Duncan. Construction of the Duncan Garage Heritage Building started in 1912 and appeared in Canadian Motorist Magazine as "The most complete and up-to-date fireproof garage on Vancouver Island."
The Duncan Garage set a provincial record for the longest operating business in one location. It was designated a heritage building in 2002. According to the Köppen climate classification, Duncan has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Vancouver Island University has a regional campus in Duncan that offers a Bachelor of Education degree as well as programs and courses in university transfer, access and applied technology and human services, career and academic preparation; the campus has a Continuing Education department that offers certificate programs and professional development courses, online courses. The current 55,000-square-foot campus opened for classes in June 2011. Duncan is part of British Columbia's School District 79 Cowichan Valley. Duncan has one public secondary school, Cowichan Secondary School (with Cowichan and Quamichan campus
The Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh is a municipality in Huron County, Canada. It was formed as an amalgamation of the former Ashfield and West Wawanosh townships in 2001, in an Ontario-wide local government restructuring imposed by the government of that time; the three former townships now comprise the wards of the amalgamated municipality. Ashfield–Colborne–Wawanosh is located in the northwest corner of Huron County. Lake Huron is the western boundary and the Township has 35.3 km of Lake Huron shoreline. Its southern boundary is the Maitland River between Auburn; the eastern border is Huron Road 22, from Auburn north to Huron Road 86 near Whitechurch. Huron Road 86 is the northern border of Ashfield–Colborne–Wawanosh except for the Lucknow community limits which are in Bruce County; the township encompasses the communities of Amberley, Benmiller, Dungannon, Kintail, Port Albert, St. Augustine, St. Helens and Saltford. During World War II the Royal Air Force operated No. 31 Air Navigation School as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan on Highway 21 near Port Albert.
The school relocated from Great Britain to RCAF Station Port Albert on 18 November 1940 and closed on 17 February 1945. The 402 acre site was used as a race car track and in 2013 is farmland. There is a memorial cairn and plaque at 83700 Highway 21; the airfield was located across the road from the cairn at 43°53′5″N 081°41′48″W. The Huron Country Museum in nearby Goderich, Ontario has an extensive collection of artifacts from No. 31 ANS. Highway 21 travels through the western portion of the township. Huron Road 1 proceeds north from Benmiller through Carlow Lucknow; the Goderich Municipal Airport Goderich Airport is located in the Township of ACW. Municipal offices are located west of Carlow, north-east of Goderich at the south end of the township. Population trend: Population in 2006: 5409 Population in 2001: 5411 Population total in 1996: 5477 Ashfield: 1885 Colborne: 2182 West Wawanosh: 1410 Population in 1991: Ashfield: 1809 Colborne: 2043 West Wawanosh: 1389 List of municipalities in Ontario List of townships in Ontario Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh
Drumheller is a town within the Red Deer River valley in the badlands of east-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary; the Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley referred to as Dinosaur Valley, has an approximate width of 2 kilometres and an approximate length of 28 kilometres. The Town of Drumheller was named after Samuel Drumheller, after purchasing the homestead of Thomas Patrick Greentree, had it surveyed into the original Drumheller townsite and put lots on the market in 1911. Drumheller became a railway station in 1912, it incorporated as a village on May 15, 1913, a town on March 2, 1916 and a city on April 3, 1930. Over a 15-year period, Drumheller's population increased 857% from 312 in 1916 to 2,987 in 1931 shortly after becoming a city; the City of Drumheller amalgamated with the Municipal District of Badlands No. 7 on January 1, 1998 to form the current Town of Drumheller. Some of the reasons the two municipalities amalgamated included the MD of Badlands No. 7 having more in common with Drumheller than other surrounding rural municipalities and both were experiencing similar planning and development issues due to their locations within the Red Deer River valley.
The amalgamated municipality opted for town status rather than city status so that highways within would remain the responsibility of the Province of Alberta. As a result of the amalgamation, Drumheller became Alberta's largest town in terms of land area at 107.93 square kilometres. The 1998 amalgamation resulted in Drumheller absorbing six hamlets that were under the jurisdiction of the MD of Badlands No. 7 – Cambria, East Coulee, Nacmine and Wayne. Drumheller previously absorbed the hamlets of Bankview, Midlandvale and North Drumheller during annexations while under city status. Bankview and Midland were annexed in 1964 and 1972 while Newcastle and North Drumheller were both annexed in 1967. Other localities within Drumheller, either absorbed through past annexations or its eventual amalgamation with the MD of Badlands No. 7, include Aerial, Kneehill, Rosedale Station, Western Monarch and Willow Creek. In total, Drumheller has absorbed at least 13 other communities in its history, some of which are now recognized as neighbourhoods or districts within the town.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Drumheller recorded a population of 7,982 living in 3,164 of its 3,471 total private dwellings, a −0.6% change from its 2011 population of 8,029. With a land area of 108.03 km2, it had a population density of 73.9/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Drumheller had a population of 8,029 living in 3,182 of its 3,418 total dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2006 population of 7,932. With a land area of 107.93 km2, it had a population density of 74.4/km2 in 2011. Drumheller experiences a Semi-arid climate; the highest temperature recorded in Drumheller was 40.6 °C on 18 July 1941. The coldest temperature recorded was −43.9 °C on 29 January 1996. South of the traffic bridge over the Red Deer river on Highway 9 is the World's Largest Dinosaur, a 26.2-metre high fiberglass Tyrannosaurus rex that can be entered for a view of the Badlands, including the adjacent 23 metre water fountain, again one of the largest in Canada.
Tourist attractions include the Star Mine Suspension Bridge, Atlas Coal Mine, Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Horseshoe Canyon, Water Spray Park, Aquaplex with indoor and outdoor pools, Horse Thief Canyon, Midland Provincial Park, the Rosedeer Hotel in Wayne, 27 kilometres of constructed pathways, Bleriot Ferry, East Coulee School Museum, Homestead Museum, Valley Doll Museum and the Little Church, capable of seating only six patrons. Next to Drumheller ski hill is the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site, for two weeks each July, performances are held. Companies are composed of actors from all over Alberta; the site offers small plays throughout the summer and an interpretive centre. As of 2017, the town was the location of the Trekcetera Museum, which relocated from the town of Vulcan; the museum contains a collection of props and set pieces from the Star Trek franchise, as well as other productions ranging from the UK series Thunderbirds to shot-in-Alberta productions such as Superman III and Brokeback Mountain.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is a museum that hosts Canada's largest collection of dinosaur fossils. It boasts the largest of all provincial museum attractions, it opened on September 25, 1985. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is located in the northwest quadrant of the Town of Drumheller, in Midland Provincial Park. DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's local news portal 99.5 DRUM FM: CHOO-FM, adult contemporary FM 94.5: CHTR-FM, tourist information AM 910: CKDQ, country music FM 91.3: CKUA-FM-13, public broadcasting Newspapers covering Drumheller include the weekly Drumheller Mail, publishing every Wednesday since 1911 and has been owned by the Sheddy family since 1954. All stations are analogue relays of stations from Calgary. Channel 8: CICT-TV-1 Channel 10: CFCN-TV-6 Channel 12: CFCN-TV-1 List of communities in Alberta List of towns in Alberta Official website