Welcome to Coaldale
Like many communities in Alberta, Coaldale is experiencing significant growth, particularly in new residences. Currently, we have four developments in our community, Cottonwood Estates, Parkside Acres, Waterfront Harbour and Station Grounds Mobile Home Park. If you are a developer we encourage your interest in our community and if your interest is in commercial or industrial development Coaldale is open for business!
There are many amenities available for people of all ages and interests in our community. Why don’t you come and visit to find out all we have to offer?
Feel free to continue navigating through our website and if you take the time to explore the many other sites that have links to ours, I am certain that you will see that Coaldale and area has lots to offer.
On behalf of the terrific citizens of Coaldale, thanks for visiting!
The enterprising Town of Coaldale is located 12 kilometres east of Lethbridge in sunny
Coaldale is ideally situated on a major transportation corridor linking western Canada to
the British Columbia coast. The Crowsnest Highway #3 runs through the community as
does the main Canadian Pacific railway line, linking Medicine Hat to the City of
Since Coaldale's early years of existence, agriculture has been a major force in the
town's economy, and it still is today. However, the town has become more diversified in
the types of industries and businesses located there.
Located in the heart of southern Alberta, Coaldale is ideally situated between three metropolitan communities, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary. Rail lines, quality highways and an efficient airport nearby connect Coaldale to Canada’s east and west coasts.
Latitude: 49 Degrees, 43 Minutes
Longitude: 112 Degrees, 37 Minutes
Elevation: 831 Metres / 2725.68 Feet
Distance from Major Cities:
Lethbridge 12 km
Medicine Hat 141 km
Calgary 217 km
Agriculture is the major economic base of the community. Agriculture resources available
locally are grains, livestock, hay, vegetables, sugar beets, honey and potatoes.
Coaldale also has a small but very successful group of manufacturers. Manufactured
products include truck bodies, aluminum windows and doors, kitchen cupboards,
processed meats, chemical applicators, rod weeders, ornamental iron products, metal
fabricators and bos sod.
2008 Business Licence Listing (as at July 2008)
2008 Business Licence List
Major Businesses Products/Services
International Truck Body Ltd. Cutaway and Dry freight
vans and aluminum windows
Berdick Manufacturing Windows and doors
Gen Manufacturing Ltd. Farm equipment
Adora Kitchens Ltd. - manufacturers of kitchens and cabinet solutions
Coaldale Iron Products Agriculture equipment and metal ornamental
Tradesman Heating Supplies Residential Heating Products
Australian Canadian Agricultural
Machinery Corporation Farm equipment
Bank of Nova Scotia
Alberta Treasury Branch
Bank of Montreal
About the South Central Alberta Region:
- Approximately two-thirds or the population is between the age of 15 and 64 (Statistics Canada, Census 2006).
- The average age of a person residing in the SouthGrow region is 34.9 years old (2004).
- Amongst 18 Canadian jurisdictions studied in a 2008 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study, Lethbridge ranked in the top five for low cost of doing business.
- The SouthGrow region consists of 18,604.5 square kilometers of land area (Statistics Canada).
- SouthGrow has a well-established agriculture economy. There are over 1 million acres of irrigated farm lands in the region.
- The SouthGrow region enjoys 2,073 million dollars worth of gross farm receipts (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- There are nearly 233,000 sq ft of area under greenhouse production (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- Large greenhouse and field vegetable production providing a base for processing operations. The region produces 61% of Alberta’s vegetable crop (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- The region produces about 25% of Alberta’s food and manufacturing products.
- The region has nearly 14 percent of the cattle production, over 15 percent of the provincial pig population, and over 16 percent of the hen and chicken population in the province. (Census of Agriculture, 2001).
- Strong food processing activities in meat, potatoes, canola, seed cleaning and small scale value added developments.
- The region is strategically located on the North South International Trade Corridor (CANAMEX Highway) and is close to the United States border.
- The region has Alberta’s only 24 hour Port of Entry in Alberta is the Coutts/Sweetgrass Border Crossing.
- Strong tourism sector attracting 550,000 visitors annually.
- The region is home to the Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP), a partnership of 37 municipalities in south central and south western Alberta that facilitates the development of alternate energy systems and attracts corresponding businesses.
- The SouthGrow region is home to key research, innovation and education centres including the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centre, and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Box 880, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 5H7
Phone: 403.310.4300 Electric Distribution:
3105 16 Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E8
Phone: 403.310.9473 Natural Gas:
410 Stafford Drive
Tel: 403.310.5678 Telephone:
808 - 4 Avenue South
Tel: 403.329.5911 Water Supply/Sewer System:
Town of Coaldale
1920 17 Street Coaldale, AB T1M 1M1
Phone: 403.345.1350 (24 hrs/day)
The Town of Coaldale obtains its treated water from the City of Lethbridge via the
Lethbridge Regional Water Services Commission pipeline which was constructed in 2002.
The water distribution system consists of 48 km of various sizes of water main. Waste Management:
The Town of Coaldale's Sewer System consists of 33 km of various pipeline sizes.
Sewage enters into a sewer lift station and from there it gets pumped into a treatment
facility. After being treated, the effluent is then used for irrigation purposes or is
pumped into the river which is located 8 miles north of the Town limits.
Garbage for industrial and commercial users is collected twice weekly. Residential
garbage is collected weekly.
Municipal Tax Rates: 2010
Combined Education, Municipal and Other Tax Rates: 2010
Nearest airport is at Lethbridge, 12 km west of Coaldale.
All weather facility; connection to major routes. Rail Service
Coaldale is served by a Canadian Pacific
Railway main line (commercial only). Highways
Connecting highways are the Crowsnest
Highway #3 [east-west] and Secondary Highway #845 [north-south] linking Canadian and U.S. markets. Trucking Firms
D W M Transport Ltd.
Leg Transport Ltd.
Shad Inc. Delivery Service
Linda Forth Trucking
1006271 Ab. Ltd.
Coaldale Transport Ltd.
Also served by numerous companies in the nearby City of Lethbridge. Bus Services
Greyhound, Coaldale Handi-bus Couriers and Taxis
JCS Taxi (Coaldale)
Fifth Avenue Cabs [Lethbridge]
Lethbridge Cabs Ltd. [Lethbridge]
Royal Taxi [Lethbridge]
All major couriers are available in Lethbridge
Coaldale has a wide selection of recreation services and facilities including an ice arena,
outdoor swimming pool, wading pool, tot lot, curling rink, outdoor tennis courts, ball
diamonds, horseshoe pits, soccer fields, skateboard park, Land O' Lakes Golf Course,
Stafford Lake Campground, Owl's Nest Campground, Municipal Parks and Playgrounds,
Equestrian Ring, Kin Picnic Shelter and The Birds of Prey Centre. Community Organizations
Coaldale boasts a wide range of community organizations, including Kinsmen/Kinette
Clubs, Scouts/ Beavers/Cubs, Senior Citizens, Coaldale Arts and Crafts, Ladies Auxiliary
to Minor Hockey, Catholic Women's League, Home and School Association, Coaldale 4H
Beef Club, Crime Stoppers, Pythian Sisters, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Chamber
of Commerce, Sunbeam Sewing Centre, Coaldale K-40, Coaldale Ag. Society, Coaldale
Granite Club, Block Parents, Coaldale Fish and Game, and Victims Assistance. Sport clubs
include Coaldale Minor Hockey, Coaldale Ringette, Coulee Kickers Soccer,
Coaldale Minor Football, County Ladies' Slowpitch, Coaldale Gymnastics, Coaldale Minor
Ball, Coaldale Figure Skating, Coaldale Equestrian, and Coaldale Men's Slowpitch. Religious Facilities
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Anglican Church of Ascension
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church
Canadian Reformed Church
Coaldale Buddhist Temple
Bethesda Mennonite Church
Mennonite Conference Church
Abundant for Life
(ROC) Revival of Canada Christian Ministries Special Annual Events/Attractions
Community Fest - February
Coaldale Community Centre & other venues Coaldale
Coaldale County Fair - April
Fire Department Spring Dance - MayCoaldale Community Centre
Settlers Days/Candy Parade - July
Main Street, Coaldale
Community Family Picnic - September
Kinsmen Picnic Shelter
Coaldale Curling Club
Kinsmen Club Halloween Dance - October
Coldale Community Centre
Country Christmas Night of Lights - November
Main Street, Coaldale
Community Christmas Skating Party - December
Coaldale Community Centre Arena
Gem of the West Christmas Carol Festival, December
Gem of the West Museum Hospitality Accommodation
Coaldale Motor Inn Restaurants
Dilo's Pizza and Spaghetti House Ltd.
Mings Garden Chinese Restaurant
Coaldale Motor Inn
Land-O-Lakes Food & Beverage
McLennan's Cocktails & Cue
Wally's Family Restaurant
Coaldale is part of the Palliser Regional School Division # 26, headquartered in
Lethbridge [Tel: 403.328.4111], and the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Regional
Division #4, headquartered in Lethbridge [Tel: 403.327.9555]. Public
Public schools in Coaldale include Jennie Emery Elementary School [K-4], R.I. Baker
Middle School [5-8], and Kate Andrews [9-12]. Separate
St. Joseph's School provides education from Grades K to 9. Private
Coaldale Christian [K- 9]
University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are located 10 minutes from Coaldale.
Lethbridge College - Enrollment Approx. 3,800 FTE
University of Lethbridge - Enrollment Approx. 8,200 FTE
The Coaldale Health Care Centre Hospital has 47 active beds and 12 long term care
beds. The town has 5 doctors, 2 dentists, 1 optometrist, 3 chiropractors, 2 medical
clinics, 1 health unit, 1 senior citizens lodge and 2 senior citizens housing units.
There are 4 full-time employees, 28 volunteers, 2 ambulances, 3 pumpers, 1 rescue van
and 2 command vehicles, 1 mini pumper, ice rescue team and 911 emergency service. Police Service
The Lethbridge Regional Police Service provides 24 hour 7 days a week police
protection. There are 122+ regular members, 8 of which are assigned full time to
Coaldale. [Tel: 911]. Lethbridge Regional Police Service Numbers to call:
403.328.4444 - complaints
403.345.4422 - forwarded to Lethbridge Ambulance Services
Ambulance services are available [Tel: 911]
Website: www.coaldale.ca Boards and Commissions:
Tourism/Economic Development Committee
Municipal Development Authority
Assessment Appeal Board
Corporate Services Committee
Municipal Subdivision Authority Board
Municipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Operational& Engineering Services Committee
Community Services Department
Unsightly Premises Bylaw Appeal
Coaldale Public Library Provincial
Social Services - Community Health Regional Office Federal
Coaldale is located in the centre of "Sunny Southern Alberta" and is able to enjoy the
benefits of a moderate climate. This ideal location allows the Town to receive some of
the longest hours of sunshine in Canada. It is also able to experience a large number of
frost free days for this type of climate. Seasonal Averages:
January (-10 Celsius)
April (5 Celsius)
July (18.5 Celsuis)
October (7.4 Celsuis)
Annual Precipitation: 39 cm.
Frost Free Days: 122
Rain: 25 cm.
Snow: 148 cm.
Hours of Sunshine/year: 2370
Town of Coaldale
1920 - 17 Street
Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce
1815 20 Avenue
Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1M9
Alberta Treasury Board & Enterprise
105, 200- 5th Avenue South
Linda Erickson, Regional Manager
Member Legislative Assembly [MLA]
Little Bow Constituency
P.O. Box 231
111 Carman Street
Toll Free: 1-800-563-0917
#639 Legislature Annex
9718 107 Street
Phone: (780) 427-0879
Fax: (780) 415-0951
MP - Lethbridge, Alberta
House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 996-0633
Fax: (613) 995-5752
255 - 8th Street South
Telephone: 403.320.0070 1-877-327-0135
Fax: 403. 380.4026
Darlene Sinclair, Executive Director
Community Futures Lethbridge Region
2626 South Parkside Drive
Planning Authority (ORRSC)
Oldman River Regional Services Commission
3105 16 Avenue North
Fax: 403. 327.6847