A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Carstairs, Alberta

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AB

The location of Carstairs

Welcome to Carstairs ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Carstairs had a population of 2,699 people.<1>

The town of Carstairs was founded in 1903 and was incorporated in 1966.

Carstairs is 3,400 feet [1,036 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Carstairs is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Carstairs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Carstairs: (403) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Carstairs had a population of 2,699 people.

The population of Carstairs represents 0.08% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 68th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 2,699 people, the population of Carstairs increased 19.74% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 2,254 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carstairs.

Communities near Carstairs ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2006
Airdrie   [Map]   28,927   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Balzac   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bottrell   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Carstairs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carstairs. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carstairs:

Websites for Carstairs ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carstairs ...

Looking for more information about Carstairs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carstairs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carstairs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carstairs:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Carstairs were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carstairs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

- Return to Citation

<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carstairs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carstairs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carstairs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carstairs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5333, Longitude: -114.1000     [Map].

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019