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Population: 2,132
Median Age: 48.3
Jobs: 0 available

An hour’s drive south of Calgary lies the peaceful and quiet town of Nanton. With a population of 2,132 and an economy built primarily on agriculture, the town offers an escape from bigger city living while keeping an eye toward future development.

Nanton was named after Augustus Nanton, one of the principal investors of Western Canada and former president of Dominion Bank (now Toronto-Dominion or TD Bank).

How to spend your time

There are some great historical sites to visit in Nanton, including the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, featuring exhibits, tours and original World War II bomber planes, the historic main street, and the Nanton Grain Elevators.

There are also some great parks to play in the town and surrounding area, the Nanton Golf Club for all you duffers out there, some great restaurants, a public library, and even a site for outdoor laser tag.

If you just want to see what’s happening, here’s a Nanton calendar of events.

Where to sleep...

There are some great places to stay in Nanton, including this hotel and motels, a number of bed and breakfasts, and some fine campgrounds. It’s hard to imagine a more inviting and convivial place to stay than the Double D Motel.

Rather find a place to rent? Take a look at these rental opportunities, either for yourself or with a roommate.

And a job to pay for it

Workopolis, Wow Jobs, Monster, Indeed, Simply Hired, Nanton site resources

Keeping you healthy, in body and mind

If you find yourself with any medical issues while you’re staying in Nanton, the Nanton Community Health Centre offers everything from health promotion to mental health services.

Are your teeth in need of a good scraping or tooth fillings picking up weird extraterrestrial signals? The Nanton Dental Care may be just the answer you’re looking for. Unless the signals are just in your head, in which case you may need to head back to the mental health services.

If you just need to relax, head over to BeYOND Massage Therapy for some therapeutic massage or GeoTran healing.

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Some more stuff

Looking for some local news coverage while you’re in Nanton? Look no further than the Nanton News, Nanton’s weekly community newspaper.