A town of some 14,824 people, Chestermere sits on a lake just 10 kilometres east of Calgary.
It’s a popular residential community for Calgary commuters that is developing its own retail and industrial sectors.
The foundation for a community in the area of Chestermere really started in 1884 when railroad pioneers recognized the value of having an irrigation system for the region. The innovators built an irrigated water supply that ended up forming today’s Chestermere Lake.
Fast-forward over a hundred years to 1993, and the town of Chestermere is officially incorporated. Today, while still having town status, its present population actually makes Chestermere larger than some Albertan cities.
Chestermere is part of the Rocky View School Division. There are public elementary, middle and high schools in the community, as well as Catholic and alternative schools.
Chestermere is easily accessed via the Trans-Canada Highway.
First Student Canada also operates a commuter bus from Chestermere to Calgary on weekdays.
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