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About Airdrie

Airdrie, Alberta

 

 

 

Aerial view of Airdrie 

Aerial view of Airdrie

 

 

Airdrie is a city in AlbertaCanada within the Calgary Region. It is located north of Calgary within the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor at the intersection ofQueen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2) and Highway 567.

The City of Airdrie is part of the Calgary census metropolitan area and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). The city is surrounded by Rocky View County.

 

 

 

 

History

 

 

 

Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie,Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year. Today, Airdrie is a bedroom community and industrial centre.

 

 

 

 

Neighbourhoods

 

 

  • Airdrie Meadows
  • Bayside/Bayspring
  • Big Springs
  • Canals
  • Coopers Crossing
  • Downtown
  • East Lake Industrial
  • Edgewater
  • Edmonton Trail
  • Fairways
  • Highland
  • Hillcrest
  • Jensen
  • King's Heights
  • Luxstone
  • Meadowbrook
  • Morningside
  • Old Town
  • Prairie Springs
  • Ravenswood
  • Reunion
  • Ridgegate
  • Sagewood
  • Silver Creek
  • Stonegate
  • Summerhill
  • Sun Ridge
  • The Village
  • Thorburn
  • Waterstone
  • Williamstown
  • Willow Brook
  • Windsong
  • Woodside
  • Yankee Valley Crossing

 

 

 

Religion

 

 

According to 2001 Statistics Canada Census, the religious breakdown of Airdrie's residents was as follows:

  • Protestant: 46.3%
  • Catholic: 22.7%
  • Other Christian: 3.9%
  • Other Non-Christian: 1.58%
  • Muslim: .018%
  • No religion: 24.2%

 

 

 

Arts and culture

 

 

 

Nose Creek Park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdrie's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre.

 

 

 

 

Attractions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

Rocky View Schools provides public education in Airdrie, and operates three high schools in the city:

Calgary Catholic School District operates three schools in Airdrie:

Private schools in the city include Airdrie Koinonia Christian School.

 

 

 

 

Shopping and services

 

 

 

Airdrie offers a full slate of resident services, with any services not available in the city easily obtainable in nearby Calgary.

The city is served by a number of strip-mall developments, including Tower Lane Mall (a former enclosed shopping centre converted to a strip mall in the late 2000s) and Yankee Valley Crossing. On the city's south end, the Sierra Springs area is seeing the ongoing development of big-box retail, including a Walmart Supercentre. The city's north end includes Real Canadian Superstore and Canadian Tire locations and other major grocery chains such as Sobeys, Canada Safeway and Calgary Co-op are also located in the city.

Airdrie is located immediately north of the hamlet of Balzac, which is the location of the major regional shopping mall CrossIron Mills, which opened in 2009, and its neighboring retail/business park development. In addition, north Calgary's numerous malls and retail areas are quickly accessible via Hwy. 2 and the extension of Calgary's Métis Trail into the Balzac/CrossIron Mills area.

 

 

 

 

 

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airdrie,_Alberta

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