Community Services

(EV) Charging Stations

Cardston County recently installed three dual-connector Level 2 chargers at the Cardston Shop (2 chargers) and Main Office (1 charger). The chargers are anticipated to serve tourists as well as our own community members who own or may be considering switching to electric vehicles. 

Cardston County, located in Southern Alberta, encompasses several communities and over 3,000 square kilometers of land. Conveniently located near Highways 2 and 5 and minutes away from the Canada-US border, the installed chargers are highly accessible to community members and visitors passing through. 

"We are excited to welcome our first (EV) Chargers to Cardston County. We are entering the 21st century with new infrastructure for our residents who already own or want to transition to an electric vehicle. Thank you to the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre for making this a possibility by providing funding programs to rural municipalities, which allow us to have the opportunity to purchase these stations. Together we will help reduce our carbon footprint within Cardston County as we move towards a better and more sustainable future."

Cam Francis-Reeve

"Cardston County now has three new EV Charging Stations; one is located at the County Administration building that is available to the public, and two at the Shop for Administrative & Municipal use. This could not have happened without the considerable grant funding we received from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, and we thank them for this contribution to our community. These stations will help reduce future fuel and maintenance costs to our fleet as we work to conserve, protect, and enhance the environment for our residents – both now and in the future," 

Murray Millward -Chief Administrative Officer

Kindergarten through high school public education in Cardston County falls under the umbrella of the Westwind School Division. In addition to excellent public schools in each of our communities, we have schools also operating in each of our Hutterite Colonies, and there are aboriginal schools operated on the Kainai Nation by the Kainai Board of Education.


There are a number of preschool options available to Cardston County residents. 

 Westwind Preschool (403) 653-3991
 Community Preschool (403) 756-3355
 Parents as Teachers Program
 (403) 653-4991
Post-Secondary Education

There are a number of excellent post-secondary institutions, adult learning, and distance education opportunities available to Cardston County residents. 

 University of Lethbridge
 Lethbridge College
 Reeves College
 Red Crow Community College
 Cardston & District Adult Learning (403) 653-4991

The hard-working pioneers who settled this region in the late 1800s had many things that bound them together. Chief among these was a deep and profound faith rooted in the Mormon Church. Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints continues to be the tie that binds many of our communities together. In addition to the LDS Church, we have many other religious groups and churches in our region.

Magrath Churches

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  
21 E - 1st Avenue South (403) 653-3151
215 W - 3rd Avenue North (403) 758-6824
Lutheran Church  
82 N - 2nd Street West (403) 758-6824
United Church 
181 E - 1st Avenue North (403) 758-3606

Other Churches

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  
Del Bonita (403) 758-6466
Glenwood (403) 626-3213
Hill Spring (403) 626-3667
Leavitt (403) 653-2268
Mountain View (403) 653-2407
Spring Coulee (403) 758-6555
Welling (403) 752-4130

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Cardston County has two Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offices providing services for our residents: the Cardston & District FCSS and the Magrath & District FCSS.

FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation.

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth, and independence. Programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and deal with crises should they arise.

Community Services Contacts

 Health and Accessibility

 Health Services  
 Cardston Hospital (403) 653-4964
 Chinook Health Region (403) 653-4981
 Poison Call Centre 1-800-332-1414
 Health Link Alberta 1-866-408-5465
 Accessibility Services  
 Cardston & District Handibus (403) 653-2689
 Magrath Handibus (403) 317-0737
 Seniors Services  
 Cardston & District Seniors Society (403) 653-3964
 Garden City Senior Citizens Association (Magrath) (403) 758-6711
 Community Organizations

 Cardston & District Chamber of Commerce (403) 653-2798
 Magrath Chamber of Commerce  
 Cardston & District Agricultural Society (403) 653-4076
 Cardston & District Historical Society (403) 653-4589
 Allied Arts Council (403) 653-4049
 Community Kitchen (CHR) (403) 653-4981
 Meals on Wheels (403) 894-7598
 Block Parents (403) 653-2645
 Citizens on Patrol (403) 653-4184
 Service Organizations

 4H Cattle Club (403) 653-4858
 Friends of the Remington-Alberta Carriage Centre (403) 653-5139
 Kinsmen Club (403) 653-1502
 Legion Ladies Auxiliary (403) 653-1771
 Lions Club  
 Rotary Club  
 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 (403) 653-1015
 United Church Women (Cardston) (403) 653-2068