Rich in History

Carmangay sits along a ridge in the southernmost portion of Vulcan County, just off Highway 23. Carmangay has a population of 273 people who are committed to maintaining its rich history and spacious community.  It is located along the main CPR line and still has its roots in farming.

The Village of Carmangay is located on Secondary Highway 522 approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Lethbridge.

A Brief History of Carmangay

In 1904 Charles Whitney Carman of Chicago, a civil engineer, acquired 600 hectares of land along the Little Bow River and formed the Carmangay Farm Company, which he named after himself and his wife, Mill Gay.

The river narrowed at this point, and Carman reasoned correctly the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) would in future traverse this property.

He surveyed the town site of Carmangay and auctioned town lots once the CPR arrived in 1909. Along with their son, Gay, the Carmans eventually moved back to Chicago-much wealthier than when they came.

Carmangay was incorporated as a town in 1911, but reverted to village status in 1936.

To learn more about Carmangay
Village of Carmangay SouthGrow Profile

Carmangay’s 2012 Mill Rates
Residential: 12.269
Commercial/Industrial: 13.553

Waste Management and Utility Rates
Summer (May 1 – Oct 31) – $35.43 for 36 cubic meters or a portion thereof per month
Winter (Nov 1 – Apr 30) – $35.43 for 18 cubic meters or a portion thereof per month
Each additional cubic meter is $6.00

$10.57 per month for residential and other establishments not specified
$20.56 for hotels, hospitals and schools
Garbage – $14.00 per month

Municipal Contact Information

Municipal Office 403-643-3595