Located 40km (25mi) east of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway, Strathmore is a booming bedroom community that offers easy access to the big city while still retaining a small-town feel. Originally founded as a supply stop for the Canadian Pacific Rail, Strathmore has seen a significant increase in the agricultural and oil industries during the past few decades. There are a number of things for visitors to Strathmore to do: check out a hockey game at the Strathmore Family Centre, go for a swim at the aquatic centre, play a round at one of the golf courses or check out the scenery at one of the many parks. For an experience not often found in Alberta, visit the Fieldstone Winery, located just 10km (6.5mi) out of the town limits. During the August long weekend, the town of Strathmore celebrates in the western-themed Strathmore Heritage Days and Stampede, which features rodeos, entertainment and a midway.
Seasonal Average Temperatures
Average precipitation per year:
412.6 mm or 16.2 inches
Measurable bright sunshine:
332.9 days per year
Total hours of bright sunshine:
2,294.6 hours per year
Average wind speed:
14.8 kilometers per hour, from the West and Northwest
Total snowfall per year:
135.4 centimeters or 53.3”
Days with measurable snowfall:
Average number of frost-free days:
112 frost-free days per year
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Today, the town is an important agricultural community. Oil and gas exploration is also a growing interest in the area. It is the headquarters of Golden Hills School Division No. 75.
Many residents commute daily from Strathmore to Calgary. Over the past three years the town has seen a major growth in commercial development, with many franchise restaurants and a few big-box chain stores opening in the community.
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The downtown region of the city consists of five neighbourhoods: Eau Claire (including the Festival District), the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, Chinatown, and the Downtown East Village (also part of the Rivers District).
The commercial core is itself divided into a number of districts including the Stephen Avenue Retail Core, the Entertainment District, the Arts District and the Government District.
Distinct from downtown and south of 9th Avenue is strathmore's densest neighbourhood, the Beltline. The area includes a number of communities such as Connaught, Victoria Crossing and a portion of the Rivers District. The Beltline is the focus of major planning and rejuvenation initiatives on the part of the municipal government to increase the density and liveliness of strathmore's centre.
Adjacent to, or directly radiating from the downtown are the first of the inner-city communities. These include Crescent Heights, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Hillhurst /Sunnyside (including Kensington BRZ), Bridgeland, Renfrew, Mount Royal, Mission, Ramsay and Inglewood and Albert Park/Radisson Heights directly to the east.
The inner city is, in turn, surrounded by relatively dense and established neighbourhoods such as Rosedale and Mount Pleasant to the north; Bowness, Parkdale and Glendale to the west; Park Hill, South strathmore (including Marda Loop), Bankview, Altadore and Killarney to the south; and Forest Lawn/International Avenue to the east.
Lying beyond these, and usually separated from one another by highways, are the suburban communities, often characterized as "Commuter Communities". The greatest amount of suburban expansion is happening in the city's deep south with major growth on the northwestern edge as well. In all, there are over 180 distinct neighbourhoods within the city limits.
Several of strathmore's neighborhoods were initially separate towns that were annexed by the city as it grew. These include Bowness, Montgomery, Forest Lawn, Midnapore, Rosedale and, most recently in 2007, Shepard.
Northwest strathmore is in general the region West of Center Street and North of the Bow River with the exception of several neighbourhoods South of the Bow River on the western edge of the city which are also considered to be part of the Northwest.
Northeast strathmore is the region east of Centre Street and North of Memorial Drive.
Southwest strathmore is, in general, the region South of the Bow River and West of Centre Street/Macleod Trail with the exception of several communities found South of the Bow River that are considered to be part of the Northwest.
Southeast strathmore is the area South of Downtown and Memorial Drive and East of Macleod Trail.
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