Didsbury is located in Mountain View County along the southern portion of the Calgary-Edmonton highway corridor. The community is centally located between the cities of Calgary and Red Deer, 6 km west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway by the crossing of Highway 2A and Highway 582.
|70 km||to Calgary International Airport|
|80 km||to downtown Calgary|
|80 km||to Red Deer|
|198 km||to Banff|
|232 km||to Edmonton|
|392 km||to United States border|
|Latitude:||51° 40' 0" N|
|Longitude:||114° 7' 60" W|
The Town experienced a 15% increase in population between the 2006 and 2011 Federal census, and a 7.8% increase from the municipal census in 2008 and the 2011 Federal census. In 2008, Didsbury annexed 14 quarter sections of land with projections of full "build out" capacity to be approximately 20,000 people.
Residential Starts (Number of Permits Issued)
|Year||Dwellings||Estimated Value of|
Non-Residential and Other (Number of Permits Issued)
|Year||Commercial||Industrial||Institutional||Other||Total Permits||Estimated Value of|
Agriculture, oil & gas, and tourism.
Number of Businesses
The Town of Didsbury issued 313 business licenses in 2015.
|Chinooks Edge School Division|
|Mountain View Seniors Housing|
|Town of Didsbury|
|Tara Oilfield Services|
Average hours of sunshine per day: 5.54
Average temperature (Nov - Jan): -9 °C
Average temperature (Jun - Aug): 15 °C
Average annual rainfall: 372 mm
Average annual snowfall: 122 cm
Air funneling through the Rocky Mountains produces warm dry winds which are prevalent to Didsbury and can commonly raise temperatures dramatically within hours.
For more information, please contact us or visit Didsbury's community profile from the 2011 census at the Statistics Canada website.