Harvey Heights is located just outside Banff National Park, on the north side of Highway 1, and it is home for less than 200 people. You will notice it when driving to Banff because of a few cabin-style hotels and motels. Once inside the hamlet, you will see the single-family homes and cabins, mostly passing through generations and rarely being sold on the market.
Dead Man’s Flats/Lac des Arcs:
Dead Man’s Flats is a hamlet in Alberta within the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8. It is located within Alberta’s Rockies at Highway 1 exit 98, approximately 7 kilometres southeast of Canmore and 78 kilometres west of Calgary.
Businesses currently operating include motels, a Husky truck stop with a 24-hour diner, and The Junction House Café & Market, serving East Indian food. It is planned the development of a new residential neighbourhood and a light industrial park.
Exshaw, located 10 to 15 minutes east of Canmore on the old 1A Highway, is the largest hamlet in the M.D. of Bighorn No. 8, which also includes the hamlets of Dead Man’s Flats, Harvie Heights and Lac des Arcs, as well as ranch lands west of Cochrane, Alberta.
The cement plant, owned by Lafarge North America, is the main industry in the community and the limestone is quarried on the mountain north of the plant. West is Baymag magnesium oxide plant, and east is Graymont lime and limestone products plant.
Many families will commute from Exshaw to Canmore, looking for less expensive real estate.
Kananaskis Country is a park system in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies and can be accessed by three highways, #40, #66 and #68. The area is named after the Kananaskis River.
Kananaskis Country is noted for recreation and tourism, including several campgrounds, a golf course, a hotel, a holiday ranch, two alpine ski areas (Nakiska, created for the 1988 Winter Olympics and Fortress Mountain Resort), and the Canmore Nordic Centre, also created for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Most of the development is within Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and along the highway 40. In Kananaskis you can find innumerous options of hiking, cross-country ski, horse trails, mountain biking, scrambling, climbing, backpacking, hunting, and fishing.
To learn more about land use and development, visit Kananaskis Improvement District website.
Lake Louise is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Improvement District No. 9 Banff (Banff National Park), located on Highway 1, 180 km west of Calgary, and it is separated into two communities: the main community, referred to as The Village is at a lower elevation close to Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1). It has a small shopping centre, Samson Mall, which includes a park visitor centre, grocery store, bakery, deli, grill, bar and sporting goods store. The ski area, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, is located across Highway 1. The second community is at a higher elevation and is centered around the Chateau Lake Louise, adjacent to Lake Louise.