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Carstairs, Alberta

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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 altitude 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).

Telephone area codes for Carstairs: (403) & (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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Carstairs and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carstairs. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carstairs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Carstairs.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Carstairs. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Carstairs.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Carstairs. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carstairs

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carstairs.