St. Albert Fast Facts

The City

  • St. Albert is the oldest non-fortified community in Alberta
  • Founded in 1861, St. Albert became a town in the mid-1950s and officially received city status in 1977
  • St. Albert is the sixth largest city in Alberta

Key Metrics

  • Population as per the 2016 Municipal Census is 64,645
  • According to the City's most recent Community Satisfaction Survey, 99% of respondents provided a positive rating on quality of life in St. Albert
  • St. Albert was voted “#1 Best Small City to Live in Canada” by MoneySense Magazine in 2016
  • St. Albert was voted “#1 Best Place to Live in Canada” by MoneySense Magazine in 2014
  • The average household income in St. Albert in 2010 was just over $136,000;  the third highest for a municipality in Alberta
  • St. Albert's regional trading area exceeds 1 million people
  • There are over 2,400 active businesses in St. Albert
  • St. Albert Transit (StAT) currently operates 55 buses and carries over 1.1 million riders annually


  • Servus Credit Union Place, St. Albert's multi-purpose leisure facility, receives over 1.5 million visitors annually
  • Servus Credit Union Place users had an overall customer satisfaction rating of 94% in 2018
  • There are 70+ recreational and sports organizations in the city
  • Known for its beautiful parks and green spaces, St. Albert has over 60,000 managed trees and a variety of natural vegetation areas
  • The City's Red Willow Trail System offers more than 99 kilometres of trails connecting parks and neighbourhoods

Culture & Events

  • The Arden Theatre hosts over 200 performances a year
  • The City is home to the International Children's Festival, one of the longest running Children's Festivals in North America
  • St. Albert has hosted large-scale sport competitions, including the Alberta Summer Games in 1979, the Alberta Winter Games in 1994, the Alberta 55+ Winter Games in 2011, and the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in 2012.
  • The City has more than 70 clubs and organizations representing varied interests and needs
  • The Outdoor Farmers' Market, held in downtown St. Albert, is Western Canada's largest outdoor farmers' market

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Last edited: July 27, 2021