All you need to know about Airdrie
a summary by Kevin Baldwin-Airdrie Realtor
Airdrie is a beautiful city that is located in the Calgary region of Canada. The city is a part of the Calgary metropolitan area and it is also a member community of Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP).
Moreover, the city of Airdrie is surrounded by the Rock View Mountain. With the population of more than 61,581, the city is growing with every passing day. There are several religions that prevail in the city including protestant, catholic, Muslim, Blackfoot and other non-Christian. The city is full of places that should be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Moreover, Airdrie can also be a great option to live and for that purpose, you can get the services of Airdrie Realtors. Apart from all the options, you will find in the city, Kevin Baldwin is one of the best Realtor in Airdrie.
Major attractions of Airdrie:
The city is one of the fastest growing cities in the Canada and due to the increase in this population, the city has now several places that can be visited.
There are a wide variety of housing and recreational options available for the people who are visiting the city or planning to live here for a longer period. The major attractions of the city are explained below:
1. The farmer's market of Airdrie:
The farmer market of Airdrie was established in 2009. The whole process was done under the supervision of C.K markets and events. Ever since there are several vendors who are working in that market and the people enjoy visiting the place.
However, the market has shifted to its new place i.e. the Plainsmen Arena and Jensen Park.
You can have a visit to the farmer market and can buy anything you want to. The fresh environment and beautiful surroundings provide the visitors with a great cultural experience of shopping.
There are several events that are conducted in the farmer market including food truck frenzy, summer season open and Airdrie Christmas show.
2. The Airdrie Festival of Lights:
A quite famous festival that is celebrated in the city of Airdrie is the festivals of lights. There are several activities that are carried out for the amusement of adults and kids.
The festival is celebrated by hundreds of people who get involved in different activities. For example, in the festivals, kids can have a great time by experiencing a ride on the miniature trains. Moreover, the cost people should spend is quite less than the festivals of other cities.
Apart from the kid activities, there are various food and beverages options open for the visitors.
3. The Airdrie Pro Rodeo:
Another major attraction of the area is the Pro Rodeo which is one of the largest Rodeos in Canada. This is considered a sport and a tradition for the people of Airdrie.
Moreover, due to this festival, there are several cowboys and cowgirls that are attracted towards the place. This place provides an opportunity to the residents to meet their favorite athletes. The Rodeo includes several children activities and Pro Rodeo activities for the people.
The estimation is of 10,000 people who have attracted towards this activity every year.
4. The Woodside golf course:
For providing the best recreational services to the people of Airdrie, the Woodside golf course was established. The major goal behind the establishment is that the people will be able to spend their time in an activity that is worth doing.
There are several events that are organized in the golf course. Moreover, the members of the club are provided with lots of facilities. The Woodside golf course was established in 1989.
The major programs of the golf course include an environmental excellence program, a gold school, and a resident glass program.
5. The public library of Airdrie:
Airdrie’s public library is one of the most exotic places of the city. The place contains several masterpieces of the great writers of history. It is the best place to be visited by the ones who loves to be surrounded by the books.
Moreover, there are several books that are present for the kids which mean they can also spend a great time in the library. The public library of Airdrie conducts many events and programs for the facilitation of the people that includes preschoolers, children, teens, adults and other special people.
The library is also a hub of art literature where you can find the histories of artistic expressions and civilizations.
6. The ball diamonds of Airdrie:
The city as a whole contains 23 ball diamonds that are created for the people of the community. The diamonds are opened for the public all the time expect for the leagues and other formal matches.
The ball diamonds of Airdrie includes Fletcher Park, our Lady Queen of Peace, Ralph McCall, RJ Hawkey.
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Population - 34,116 (2008 Civic Census)
Location - Calgary-Edmonton Corridor (Queen Elizabeth II Highway-Provincial Highway #2) 6 kilometres north of the city of Calgary and 32 kilometres north of Calgary's downtown
Lifestyle - Young, family oriented community with a focus on a high standard of living and building a sustainable city
Local Economy - Local and regional retail, construction, manufacturing and professional services
Easy access to local, regional, national and international markets (20 minutes north of the Calgary International Airport)
Longitude - 114 degrees 1'
Latitude - 51 degrees 18'
North/South - Queen Elizabeth II Highway (formerly Provincial Highway #2)
East/West - Secondary Highway 567Proximity to Other Centres
Driving Distance from Airdrie
United States Border
Maximum temperature = -2.8 Celcius
Minimum temperature = -15.1 Celcius
Maximum temperature = 22.9 Celcius
Minimum temperature = 9.4 CelciusAnnual percipitation = 412.6 mm
Days of sunshine = 332.9
Winds speed = 14.8 km/h W and NW
Source: Environment Canada
Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year. Today, Airdrie is a bedroom community and industrial centre.
In April 2005, Airdrie participated in a regional project to survey businesses to update the business directory hosted on AlbertaFirst.com and collect baseline data to identify industry structure, lead employers and exporters in the Calgary Region. Over 900 businesses were contacted in Airdrie, for a detailed business directory go to www.albertafirst.com/directory and search Airdrie.
Retail and Services
- Airdrie provides a number of retail outlets and services to meet the needs of the local population and surrounding area
- Airdrie is a retail and commercial service centre for a trading area of approximately 60,000 people, with clear access to Calgary markets of one million people
- The main commercial area is located in a north/south corridor running the full length of Main Street anchored at each end with regional commercial centres
- In the north with Real Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire and Mark's Work Wearhouse
- In the south with Totem, CO-OP, Walmart Supercentre and Home Depot
- The City of Airdrie has been investing in infrastructure upgrades to the Central Business District (downtown) home to a variety of financial, medical and community services, as well as specialty retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses
- Airdrie has one enclosed mall, anchored by Safeway, featuring a number of retail and restaurant establishments
- Currently under extensive reconstruction/renovation.
- Growth in Airdrie and the Calgary Region has lead to the development of a prospering construction industry
- The construction industry accounts for almost 20 percent of the Airdrie business community
- This ranges from design, specialty trades, private contractors and development companies
- Information on builders and building statistics can be found by visiting http://www.airdrie.ca/building_inspections/statistics_2007.cfm
Financial and Business Services
- Airdrie has all major professional services to support business development
- Airdrie has representation from six national banks, as well as a number of private and public alternative lending companies
- Included in this sector is the thriving real estate industry, which offers both residential and commercial services (see economic facts section for details)
Airdrie BUSINESS DIRECTORY
|Financial Institutions||Address||Telephone||Web site|
|Alberta Treasury Branch||404 Main Street SE||403.948.5989||www.atb.com|
|Bow Valley Credit Union||104 1 Ave NE||403.948.6737||www.bowvalleycu.com/|
|Royal Bank Financial Group||100 Main St||403.948.1130||www.royalbank.com|
|Scotiabank||304 Main St||403.948.5995||www.scotiabank.com|
|Toronto Dominion Bank||505 Main St||403.948.5974||www.td.com|
|Major Employers in Airdrie|
|Airdrie is building a diverse economic base with lead employers in manufacturing, transportation and logistics and retail.|
|Propak Systems Ltd.||Mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing||440 East Lake Rd NE||403.912.7000|
|Web site: www.propaksystems.com|
|Palliser Furniture Ltd||Household and institutional furniture manufacturing||705 East Lake RD NE||403.948.5931|
|Web site: www.palliser.com|
|Adesa Auto Auction||New and used automobile and light-duty truck Wholesaler-Distributors||1621 Irricana Rd NE||403.945.7355|
|Web site: www.adesa.ca|
|Bethany Care Centre||Nursing care facilities||1736- 1st AVE NW||403.948.6022|
|Web site: www.bethanycare.com|
|Cam Clark Ford||Automobile dealers||925 Irricana RD NE||403.948.6660|
|Web site: www.camclarkford.com|
|Transcanada Pipelines Ltd||Pipeline transportation of crude oil||1401 Irricana RD NE||403.948.8111|
|Web site: www.transcanada.com|
|PIC Canada||Support Activities for Animal Production||20 East Lake Ave NE||403.912.2284|
|Web site: www.pic.com|
|Cardinal Coach Lines Ltd||Urban Transit Systems||2 East Lake Cir NE||403.948.1180|
|Web site: www.cardinal-cal.com|
|Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep||Automobile Dealers||139 East Lake CRES NE||403.948.2600|
|Web site: www.airdriechrysler.com|
|Condillo Foods||Snack Food Manufacturing||215 East Lake Blvd. NE||403.948.3339|
|Web site: www.olddutchfoods.com|