Municipal District of Ranchland

Municipal District of Ranchland

Population: 92 (2016)

Straddling scenic Highway #22, the M.D. of Ranchland flows over the foothills and comes to rest against the southern Rocky Mountains. This sprawling rural area includes some of the finest rangeland and grazing country in southwestern Alberta, and has a proud heritage of ranching and stewardship of the land. Working ranches, unique western vacations, abundant wildlife and natural beauty make it popular with campers, hikers and photographers. Within the M.D.’s borders, Chain Lakes Provincial Park offers all-season activities.

Interesting Tidbits

  • A.E. Cross, established the A7 ranch in 1886 and was one of the "big four" cattlemen who created the Calgary Stampede. The A7 Ranch is believed to be the oldest ranch in Canada remaining in the hands of its founding family
  • Just 86 people live in the 2638 square kms of the municipal district, making it the least populated in Alberta.

MD of Ranchland Links

MD-Ranchland-Political-and-Economic-Profile-2021.pdf [293 KB]
Last Changed: Jun 24, 2021 01:50pm