Community Profile

Town information

The Town of Fort Macleod is a community poised for growth, rooted in history, and positioned to take advantage of the emerging economy. Fort Macleod is strategically located to benefit from the overflow of the explosive growth of Calgary and Lethbridge.

The Alberta Report identified southwestern Alberta as having the most undervalued properties in the province. Our Town was also listed in the “Townsearch Guide – Canada” as one of the best small communities in Canada to live.


The liveability of the town is unmatched, from our temperate climate, recreational opportunities and friendly people to our high calibre health care and education. Fort Macleod’s deep history and pride is apparent in our historic Empress Theatre and Main Street, the Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and the 1884 NWMP Barracks.

We also have hockey and curling rinks, swimming pools, the River Valley Wilderness Park, the Oldman River, the new Agriplex, and the majestic Rocky Mountains just to the west.

Our town is blessed with a significant amount of land available for development. This includes 60 acres of fully serviced, light-industrial land available for expansion and growth.

Fort Macleod’s elevation is 935 m (3,068 ft.) above sea level.


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Fort Macleod had a population of 3,117 living in 1,244 of its 1,350 total dwellings, a 1.5% change from its 2006 population of 3,072. With a land area of 23.34 km2 (9.01 sq mi), it had a population density of 133.5/km2 (345.9/sq mi) in 2011.