Our Community


Photo by Russ Sedin

“Nanton is a caring community where the past inspires a vibrant future for all.”  This is Nanton’s Vision Statement, and rings true when you visit the quaint streets of our town. Affordable, safe, quiet living is a prized value here. Our small rural community is removed from the hurry of the city, and the lifestyle here echoes the town’s motto, “where history lives”. Nanton currently has a population of just over 2,100 people. Nanton is famous for its small town historical charm, which is brought to full colour when you take a walk back in time, exploring more than a dozen antique, gift and specialty shops. The town serves a large farming and ranching community, and is home to two restored and well-recognized grain elevators, one of which also houses an art gallery.

Nanton offers its residents the comfort and security inherent of a small community. Recent new residential growth and development has invited those who are seeking these characteristics while still enjoying close proximity to larger centres for employment. Older, quiet residential areas provide a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. As this town continues to grow, many job opportunities will be presented within our own community.

Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum of Canada is well-known for the rare Lancaster bomber it houses, which was built in Canada and instrumental in the fight over Germany in WWII. Today, you can sit in the pilot’s seat. The goals of the Town of Nanton and Nanton & District Chamber of Commerce uphold the values inherent in our history. We welcome you to our little town, situated along Highway 2, 70 km from the south end of Calgary, and 125 km from Lethbridge.