Rocky View County, Alberta

Rocky View County, Alberta

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Rocky View County, Alberta

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Rocky View County is a municipal district located outside of the City of Calgary, in southern Alberta. It surrounds the eastern, northern, and western parts of city. Rocky View County is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area and is not a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership. Effective April 7, 2009, the council administration voted to change the region's name to Rocky View County, from the previous name of Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44.

History

Rocky View was named in December 1955. In a local competition to rename the newly amalgamated municipal district (the Municipal District of Calgary), "Rocky View" was submitted by Mr. Leslie Burwash, a local student from Balzac. Second and third place proposals were "Bow View" and "Chinook". The name "Rocky View" is descriptive - most areas within the Municipal District of Rocky View have panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, looking to the west.

Infrastructure

Rocky View is strategically located on the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, and is crossed north&nbsp;south by Highway 2 and east&nbsp;west by Highway 1; another major highway in Rocky View is Highway 9, which is a major transit route between Calgary and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Both...
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