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

Somerset - Bridlewood CTrain Station 64.47 km
Shawnessy CTrain Station 65.28 km
Fish Creek - Lacombe CTrain Station 66.16 km
Canyon Meadows CTrain Station 66.94 km
Anderson CTrain Station 68.17 km

Closest Schools

Christ the King School Separate All Grades 333 Cranston Way SE 100.50 km
Cranston School Public Elementary 205 Cranston DR SE 100.70 km
St. Sebastian School Separate All Grades 65 Chaparral Drive SE 101.38 km
Chaparral School Public Elementary 480 Chaparral Dr SE 101.56 km
St. Isabella School Separate All Grades 855 Copperfield Boulevard SE 102.21 km
MidSun School PublicJunior High 660 Sunmills Dr SE 103.22 km
Mountain Park School PublicJunior High 312 Mt. Douglas Close SE 104.53 km
Samuel W. Shaw School PublicJunior High 115 Shannon Dr SW 105.27 km
Wilma Hansen School PublicJunior High 963 Queensland Dr SE 106.19 km
Nickle School PublicJunior High 2500 Lake Bonavista Dr SE 108.03 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE 104.13 km
Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Dr SW 109.35 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Dr SE 111.32 km
Henry Wise Wood High School PublicHigh School 910 75 Ave SW 113.25 km
Central Memorial High School PublicHigh School 5111 21 St SW 116.23 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

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

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.

Neighboring Communities

Claresholm Map View

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