Claresholm Community Overview

Claresholm is a small community located about midway between Calgary and Lethbridge in southern Alberta, Canada along Highway 2. One of the Famous Five involved in the Persons Case, Louise McKinney, lived in Claresholm.

The location was originally a watering stop for steam engines on the Canadian Pacific Railway line along the Macleod Trail. The first settlers arrived in 1902, and the village was established in 1903. Claresholm was incorporated as a town in 1905, the year when Alberta became a province of Canada.

In 1913, Alberta established a demonstration farm and School of Agriculture at Claresholm.

Royal Canadian Air Force Station Claresholm was established near the town in 1941 to train pilots for service in World War II. It first opened June 9, 1941 as a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan base. No. 15 Service Flying Training School operated at the base from its opening until March 1945. In 1951, the base was used to train pilots for the Korean War and operated as No. 3 Flight Training School. It also trained NATO pilots. The base closed in 1958 and the hangers were converted to industrial use. A portion of the former base also operated as an industrial airport.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
LRT - Somerset/Bridlewood Station 103.71 km
LRT - Shawnessy Station 104.76 km
LRT - Fish Creek Lacombe Station 106.34 km
LRT - Canyon Meadows Station 107.70 km
LRT - Anderson Station 109.69 km

Claresholm Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Houses     1$780$780$780
Total Rentals     1$780$780$780
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Out-of-Town     34$500$2950$1985

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
St. Sebastian Separate Elementary 65 Chaparral Drive SE 101.41 km
Chaparral School Public Elementary 480 Chaparral Drive SE 101.73 km
McKenzie Lake School Public Elementary 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE 102.87 km
Sundance Elementary Public Elementary 200 Sunmills Drive SE 103.27 km
Fish Creek School Public Elementary 1039 Suncastle Drive SE 103.32 km
Cardinal Newman SeparateJunior High 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE 102.92 km
MidSun Junior High School PublicJunior High 660 Sunmills Drive SE 103.24 km
St. Albert the Great SeparateJunior High 225 Prestwick Ave. SE 103.95 km
Father James Whelihan SeparateJunior High 70 Sunmills Dr. SE 104.06 km
Msgr. J.J. O'Brien SeparateJunior High 99 Bridlewood Rd. SW 104.96 km
Bishop O'Byrne SeparateHigh School #500 333 Shawville Blvd. SE 102.92 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE 104.23 km
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Drive SW 109.32 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Drive SE 111.28 km
Bishop Grandin SeparateHigh School 11 Haddon Road SW 112.40 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Shawnessy Branch 333 Shawville Blvd SE103.59 km
Fish Creek Branch 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE109.12 km
Southwood Branch 924 Southland Drive SW110.94 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE111.92 km
Forest Lawn Branch 4807 8th Avenue SE117.27 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 120.89 km
Calgary Airport 127.28 km
Chinook Centre Mall 114.24 km
Devry Institute of Tech 118.18 km
Downtown Calgary 119.94 km
Foothills Hospital 122.69 km
Market Mall 125.14 km
Mount Royal University 117.01 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 121.21 km
Rockyview Hospital 114.05 km
SAIT 121.67 km
South Health Campus 99.44 km
Southcentre Mall 109.22 km
Sunridge Mall 120.74 km
University of Calgary 124.02 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Claresholm Map View

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