|Town of Crossfield|
Progress Through Friendship
|Municipal district||Rocky View County|
|• Village||June 3, 1907|
|• Town||August 1, 1980|
|• Mayor||Jo Tennant|
|• Governing body||Crossfield Town Council|
|• MP||Blake Richards, Wild Rose|
|• Land||11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,113 m (3,652 ft)|
|• Density||302.7/km2 (784/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Postal code span|
|Area code(s)||403, 587, 825, 368|
Crossfield is a town in the Calgary Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada that is surrounded by Rocky View County. It is located on Highway 2A 43 km (27 mi) north of the City of Calgary.
As a rail station on the Calgary to Edmonton (C&E) line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Crossfield was founded in 1892. Crossfield was named after an engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway survey crew. By 1904, the community had a post office, a general store, a hotel and a school. In 1906, the first grain elevator opened and Crossfield was incorporated as a village the following year in 1907. In 1980, Crossfield incorporated as a town.
The Town of Crossfield is a member of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. Crossfield is within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is growing as a result. Crossfield is north of the City of Airdrie and south of the Town of Olds. Crossfield is surrounded by the rural Rocky View County.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Crossfield had a population of 3,599 living in 1,326 of its 1,381 total private dwellings, a change of 20.7% from its 2016 population of 2,983. With a land area of 11.89 km2 (4.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 302.7/km2 (784.0/sq mi) in 2021.
The population of the Town of Crossfield according to its 2019 municipal census is 3,377, a change of 2.1% from its 2018 municipal census population of 3,308.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Crossfield recorded a population of 2,983 living in 1,101 of its 1,168 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 2,853. With a land area of 11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi), it had a population density of 249.4/km2 (646.0/sq mi) in 2016.
The primary economic base of the Crossfield area is agriculture, agricultural services and natural gas processing. The Crossfield Gas Plant located south of the town, currently owned by TAQA North, has been operation since 1965.
Crossfield has two schools: Crossfield Elementary School, which teaches children from kindergarten to grade five, and WG Murdoch School, which teaches children from grades six to 12.
The town also has a preschool that is situated next to the Crossfield Elementary School.