Map of Rocky View County showing where Kathyrn is located

Community & Recreation Centres

Nearby community & recreation facilities include:

  • Irricana Recreation Complex
    302 3 Street, Irricana
    This facility has a lounge, and a multi-purpose flooring system to accommodate a variety of sport courts such as basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, badminton and indoor soccer.
  • Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre
    201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere
    This 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.
  • Pioneer Acres Museum
    263178 Township Road 274, Irricana
    The heritage museum has historic buildings and articles, and antique truck and tractor exhibits. They have events throughout their season, and are open from mid-May until the end of September each year.
  • Other facilities include a library, seniors centre, youth centre, curling club & community hall in Irricana, and a golf club in Delacour.

Councillor & Electoral Division

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

Fire Stations

Kathyrn is serviced by Irricana Fire Station 108 which is a volunteer station providing fire coverage for the northeast 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

The Hamlet of Kathyrn was named by Neil McKay after his daughter. In 1911 McKay offered the railway a piece of land to be used as a townsite with the provision he be allowed to name it. The unusual spelling of "Kathyrn" is said to be due to a sign painter who mis-spelled the name on the train depot sign.

Kathyrn has long been important as the location of the Gardner school, and later the Kathyrn High School with students attending from Delacour, Beiseker, Keoma, and Irricana. There were two teacherages and a caretakers residence associated with the school.

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

Maps

Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Nearby outdoor recreation facilities include:

  • Delacour has a playground and a golf club.
  • The Town of Irricana has parks, rodeo grounds, ball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, a splash park, an off leash area and an outdoor skating rink/skate park. Irricana also has 3.5 km. of trail systems for walking and cycling.
  • 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 Beiseker Detachment
    Complaints: 403.947.3496
    Administrative: 403.947.3420

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 Kathyrn. Water service is by private water wells.

Wastewater

The County currently does not provide wastewater servicing in Kathyrn. 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

Looking for something to do? Check out our list of entertainment, learning, shopping and outdoor attractions within or near Rocky View County.

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