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Location
Didsbury is located in Mountain View County along the southern portion of the Calgary-Edmonton highway corridor. The community is centrally located between the cities of Calgary and Red Deer, 6 km west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway at the crossing of Highway 2A and Highway 582.
70 km      to Calgary International Airport
80 kmto Downtown Calgary
80 kmto Red Deer
198 kmto Banff
232 km to Edmonton
392 kmto United States border 
 
Latitude:51° 40' 0" N
Longitude:114° 7' 60" W 
 
Growth Rate
YearPopulationSource 
2001     3,932            Federal Census
20064,275Federal Census
20084,599Municipal Census
20114,957 Federal Census
20165, 268Federal Census
 
The Town experienced a 15% increase in population between the 2006 and 2011 Federal census, and a 7.8% increase from the municipal census in 2008 and the 2011 Federal census.  In 2008, Didsbury annexed 14 quarter sections of land with projections of full "build-out" capacity to be approximately 20,000 people. 
 
Industries:
Agriculture, oil & gas, and tourism. 
 
Number of Businesses in Didsbury:
The Town of Didsbury issued 313 business licenses in 2019
 
Major Employers
Employer
Didsbury Hospital
Chinooks Edge School Division
Mountain View Seniors Housing
Town of Didsbury
Tara Oilfield Services
West-Can Seal Coating
 
Climate
Average hours of sunshine per day: 5.54
Average temperature (Nov - Jan): -9 °C
Average temperature (Jun - Aug): 15 °C
Average annual rainfall: 372 mm
Average annual snowfall: 122 cm 
 
Air funneling through the Rocky Mountains produces warm dry winds that are prevalent to Didsbury and can commonly raise temperatures dramatically within hours.  

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, please contact us or visit Didsbury's Community Profile from the 2016 census at the Statistics Canada website.