Modern living in Grande Cache is balanced with mountain wilderness, affordability, and a genuine small-town atmosphere. Built on a mountain plateau, the town faces south towards the Continental Divide and the pristine Willmore Wilderness Park. An elevation of 4200 feet gives a panoramic view of 21 mountain peaks and 2 river valleys. Grande Cache offers outstanding outdoor adventure, relaxed lifestyle and unparalleled potential. It is a growing community with a wealth of opportunity in tourism, residential, and resource industry development.
Due to the change in Grande Cache’s economy, the make-up of the town’s population has definitely changed since 2001. While the 2006 Census indicates that the current population in Grande Cache is 3,783, the Town is confident that this number has now risen over 4,000 and the estimated population of Grande Cache is closer to 4,200.
There are six aboriginal Co-ops within the area with a total of over 330 residents. A number of work camps exist within the trading area, although these tend to be more transient based, therefore it is difficult to calculate actual population.
Many of our key industries are experiencing significant growth, which will affect our population in the near future with additional families being recruited to the community.
The Town of Grande Cache has developed into a mature community with a wide range of businesses and community services. Retail development, hotels, and government services are concentrated in the Town Centre consisting of seven multi-purpose buildings located around common parking areas. The Grande Cache Community Health Complex is located immediately north of the Town Centre.
Private developers have purchased commercial mixed-use and industrial land immediately east of the Town Centre across Highway #40 at both the north and south ends of town. Development began in the fall of 2008. The Town of Grande Cache is currently in the process of acquiring approximately 2,400 acres of land from the Province south of the community towards the Sulphur River to provide for additional residential, commercial, and recreational developments.
Multi-family housing is located to the west of the Town Centre. Large areas of predominantly single-family housing extend west and south from the Town Centre in six Stages. New residential lots have been developed to support the town’s growth and are currently available for sale.