Map of Rocky View County showing where Indus is located

Community & Recreation Centres

  • Indus Recreation Centre
    225155A Range Road 281A, Indus (map)
    The facility has many programs and events for every age, and features include an ice arena, hall, meeting room, kitchen, softball diamonds and a riding arena.

Other nearby facilities include:

  • Langdon
    In the nearby hamlet of Langdon, there is the Langdon Field House, the Langdon Women’s Institute and the Langdon IOOF Hall.
  • Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre
    201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere (map)
    The facility has ongoing events and features Olympic and NHL sized ice rinks, a curling rink, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, an outdoor corral and a lounge.

Councillor & Electoral Division

The County has nine electoral divisions, and a councillor represents each division.

Fire Stations

Indus is serviced by Langdon Fire Station 111 which is a volunteer station providing fire coverage for the southeast area of the County.

Garbage & Recycling

If you don't want to take your garbage to a transfer site or chuckwagon, you can contact a private waste collection company for garbage pickup.

History

There are two stories about the naming of this hamlet. One version holds that Dr. J.M. Fulton picked a shortened version of the word "industry" which he hoped would migrate east from Calgary. The other version of the naming of Indus states the area was named after an Indian word meaning "constellation of the stars".

In the early 1920's Indus became a centre for commerce, and in 1949 the Indus community raised funds by selling shares, and built the curling rink with a skating rink attached. An artificial ice plant was later installed to guarantee winter long activity.

The Indus school is a landmark in the area, both the original building and the modern replacement being on the same site. They stand with several residences across the track from the elevators which have been the lifeblood of the community.

Hospitals

Call 911 for medical emergencies. Rocky View County is serviced by ground ambulances operated by Alberta Health Services.

The nearest acute care hospitals with emergency services are:

Libraries

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Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Nearby parks & recreation facilities include:

  • The McKinnon Flats picnic site is located south of Dalemead on the Bow River and RGE RD 274. It is common to see deer, and a variety of song and water birds in the area. This is a public access point to the Bow River and a popular area for trout fishing.
  • The nearby hamlet of Langdon has almost 100 acres of parks and open spaces.
  • Chestermere has a lake, a golf course, playgrounds, parks and sport fields.

RCMP & County Peace Officers

Call 911 for all emergencies.

RCMP

Responsible for keeping the peace, preventing crimes and investigating crimes already committed.

  • RCMP Strathmore Detachment
    Complaints: 403.934.3535
    Administrative: 403.934.3968

Rocky View County Enforcement and Compliance

Responsible for public safety, promoting traffic safety, protecting County roads and infrastructure and enforcing County bylaws.

Schools

Utilities

Water

The County currently does not provide water servicing in Indus. Water service is by private water wells.

Wastewater

The County currently does not provide wastewater servicing in Indus. Wastewater servicing is through private septic systems or pump-out systems.

Electricity & Natural Gas

Electricity and natural gas are deregulated in Alberta. The Alberta Government has a website to assist customers with choosing a provider for a residence or business. Contact your distributor in the event of a natural gas emergency.

Please contact FortisAlberta for electrical emergencies, power and streetlight outages at 403.310.9473 or at the FortisAlberta website.

Contact

Rocky View County
T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.277.5977
comments@rockyview.ca

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Rural Living

Rocky View County is largely a rural area. Learn about some important differences between rural and city living.

Local Attractions

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