About the Village of Glenwood
The Village of Glenwood is a vibrant community situated in South-western Alberta on the lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Treaty 7). The City of Lethbridge is one hour to the east, with the towns of Cardston, Pincher Creek and Fort Macleod being 25 to 30 minutes south, west and north, respectively. At a population of (approximately) 345, Glenwood is one of several incorporated municipalities within Cardston County, and is one of the few villages in Canada that is growing in size. We have a young population, with 60% of our residents being under 50 years of age. Glenwood has an elementary school, library, spray park, post office and emergency services. Every summer we celebrate Pioneer Days, followed by our Glenwood Days festivities.
Since 1941, our major industry has been cheese manufacturing, with the Glenwood Cheese Factory making award-winning cheeses for over 30 years. Although the plant closed a year ago, the facility has seen interested parties touring through it and its potential is there. Glenwood does have an entrepreneurial spirit, with half a dozen other businesses including Van and Dan’s Grocery, The Cactus Pit (best fried chicken in Alberta!) and Tina’s Bakery and Café (the home of homemade donuts!). The Pioneer Parlour is your best bet for amazing flavours of ice cream. If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special, or even just something for yourself, stop in at the Rock and Gem store for some gorgeous gems of the earth. As part of the Alberta Southwest Region
, Glenwood contributes to, and benefits from, the agricultural and tourism industries that support our broader economy.
Truly, Glenwood sits in one of the most fascinating geographical locations in Canada. To the east lies the leading edge of the Canadian prairies, with its natural grasses or seeded crops reaching towards a vast, dynamic sky. To the west stands the majestic, snow-capped front range of the Rocky Mountains, shape-shifting giants who change with the sun and the weather. No matter where you are in this area, look up at night and discover the universe above us like you have never seen.
Waterton Lakes International Peace Park is a short drive, with many opportunities for hiking, climbing, back-country adventures, and experiencing wildlife in all its splendor. The area is dotted with lakes and streams for fishing and boating. Castle Mountain Resort is an hour away, with year-round activates like hiking, cycling, horse-back riding, snowmobiling and skiing.
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