Located in the picturesque rolling countryside of Central Alberta where the foothills meet the prairies, the city of Lacombe, Alberta sits just 25 kilometres north of Red Deer at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 12 along the busy Edmonton-Calgary corridor. With quick and easy access to both Calgary (160 kilometres south) and Edmonton (120 kilometres north), Lacombe has become a regional transportation hub, including trick, rail and air access. One of the region's most appealing and progressive communities, Lacombe has a population of just over 11,000 people and a real estate market with just over 4,600 homes.
Alberta's newest city, Lacombe is known across the province for its unique historic downtown area, featuring a restored Edwardian streetscape and Flatiron building. This old-world character extends into the residential communities of the city, where many older heritage homes can be found on streets shaded by massive tree canopies.
Lacombe blends city amenities with the small town atmosphere residents love, providing a comfortable and safe environment that allows growing families to prosper. The city has a rich variety of services and shopping amenities, including many resident-owned entrepreneurial businesses. Home to high-calibre schools and the Canadian University College campus, Lacombe is also know for having a vibrant social atmosphere.
Outdoor enthusiasts and active families love living in Lacombe and enjoy quick access to some of Alberta's most popular recreational lakes including Sylvan Lake, Gull Lake, and Alix Lake. There are many parks within the city itself, and an extensive trail system connects city parkland with the surrounding countryside and lake chains. For a city of its size, Lacombe has an endless supply of recreational opportunities and facilities, including skating rinks, an arena, an indoor pool, a spray park, playgrounds, and playing fields. The Lacombe Memorial Centre and Public Library located in the downtown area has become a hub of community activity, and our residents are active participates in local events and community organizations.
Get more information about Lacombe and what it's like to live, work and play here. Learn more about our local government, the services, local businesses, school district, and post secondary options.
There are some fantastic parks and campgrounds in the Lacombe area, including the popular Ellis Bird Farm.