Townsite

 

Redwood Meadows is a unique community we are the only townsite recognized by Alberta Municipal Affairs at this time.

 

Redwood Meadows is unique in that it is a partially independent municipality, functioning similar to an incorporated community, but is different from all other Alberta towns due to:

  • its location within the TsuuTina Nation;

  • the leased nature of the land on which it is developed; and

  • council’s shared administration of the townsite with the Tsuu T’ina Nation Council.

It has an elevation of 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) and is approximately 400 acres (1.6 km2) in size (1.62 km² or 0.6 sq mi).

Redwood Meadows is located in census division No. 6 in the Canadian Federal riding of Foothills, represented by John Barlow. http://johnbarlowmp.ca/

Provincially the townsite is located within the Chestemere-Rockyview Riding represented by Leela Aheer. https://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=mla_contact&rnumber=54&leg=29

Local Administration

Although the Townsite of Redwood Meadows is located within  Tsuut’ina Nation  reserve, it has its own Town Council of a mayor and six councillors.

History

In 1877, well-known leader Chief Bull Head signed Treaty No. 7, which created the 280 km2 reserve on which the Tsuut’ina now live. Before they were confined to the reserve, each band was led by a chief. Today, the band is governed by an elected chief and counsellors.

A distinguished contemporary leader of the Tsuut’ina was Chief David Crowchild (born on 12 April 1899; died on 10 April 1982). Crowchild became chief in 1946, and established a school and band farm on the reserve.

In the early 1970s, the land upon which Redwood Meadows is developed was leased to Sarcee Developments Ltd. (SDL), a wholly owned Tsuu T’ina company. The Head Lease, 75 years in duration, commenced in 1974 and which currently terminates in 2049 . SDL sub-leases individual lots to the residents, which currently terminates in 2049.

Town Office Location:

1 Manyhorses Drive
Redwood Meadows, Alberta
T3Z 1A1

Regular Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Contact Us:
Phone: (403) 949-3563
E-mail: admin@redwoodmeadows.ab.ca
Fax: (403) 949-2019

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  • Townsite of Redwood Meadows
    1 Manyhorses Drive
    Redwood Meadows, Alberta, T3Z 1A4
    Phone: (403) 949-3563/Fax: (403)949-2019
    E-mail: admin@redwoodmeadows.ab.ca