The Town of Stavely is a thriving town of approximately 500 residents and growing.  Located between Lethbridge and Calgary, an hours drive from either on Hwy 2, Stavely is surrounded by ideal ranching and farming areas.  Rolling prairies to the east and foothills to the west include camping areas, fishing and hiking trails.  Newcomers to the town and area will welcome the openness, friendliness and community spirit that the residents of Stavely pride themselves on.


The Town of Stavely was named for Alexander Staveley Hill, Managing Director of the Oxley Ranching Company that was formed in 1882.  With the influx of settlers, the bow-car stop and tent-town, we progressed to the status of a village in 1903 and to a town in 1912.  Celebrations for our 100th birthday was a two day event, including a parade, dance, local artisans and amazing fireworks.


Feel free to browse our website, check out our facilities and see what is happening in and around Stavely.

General Information

Campground rates are $25.00 per night.  No reservations are required, we are on a first come, first serve basis.  Water, power, sewer, onsite showers and toilet facilities are available.  Weekly and monthly rates are also available.  Open from the May long weekend until the end of September with services.  The campground is open from October until the May long weekend without services.  Payment can be made on site in the drop box or can be made at the Town Office.  

****The Grade 5/6 class at Stavely Elementary will be attending WE Day in Calgary on November 3, 2014.  Part of WE Day's policy is that a ticket to WE Day cannot be bought, it must be earned.  The goal of this event is to empower a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative called We Act.  We Act is the blueprint for young people to take action as agents of social change.  All students are asked to support on local cause and one global cause as a way to earn a ticket to the event.  The Grade 5/6 class at Stavely Elementary has decided to enter a table into the Royal Purple Christmas Craft Fair in Stavely on November 12 from 4-9 pm at the Stavely Community Centre.  Here, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food banks as well as selling baking and crafts (made by the students and their families) to raise money for Free the Children.  Free the Children is the charity founded by the Kielberger brothers (the founders of ME to WE).  Please come out to support our students in becoming more locally active and globally aware, as well as helping out our chosen local and global charities.

****Check out the Golden Age Center on THURSDAY GAME NIGHTS. ALL AGES.  Pool table, two electronic dartboards (when they arrive), two shuffleboards, card games.  Bring a friend, bring a game.  Coffee, tea, pop and orange juice $1.00.  Starting October 9th and continuing every week.****

****Check out the Library page for the October 2014 Library News.  Book club, featured books and NEW DVD's.****

****Royal Purple Annual Christmas Market.  Wednesday November 12 at the Community Hall.  Hours 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Tables are $25.00, contact Cheryl at 403-549-2353.  Soup and buns will be available.****

****The 10th Annual Pheasant Derby will be held on November 14, & 15, 2014.  For further information , rules and regulations please click here.  The Elks are looking for volunteers to help with this Derby, if interested, please contact Morley @403-549-2243.

Business Licenses

Business licenses are due in January of each calendar year.

Rates are as follows:

In Town $30.00

Home Occupations $45.00

Regional: an additional $80.00

Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are due in January of each calendar year.  All dogs over three months of ages must be licensed.  New Revised Bylaw.

Rates are as follows:

Sterilized $20.00(After Jan.31 $30.00)

Unsterilized $35.00(After Jan.31 $45.00)

The lower rate will also apply to newcomers and/or new dogs for a month.

Town Map for Vistors and/or Newcomers


E-waste can be left unbagged in the alley for pickup or placed in the white building located behind the cardboard recycling bin.

Garbage Pickup Day

Garbage for residents is picked up during the day on Mondays.  Commercial garbage is picked up during the day on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please have your garbage placed in animal proof containers by 8:00 a.m. the day of, not before.  In the event that Monday or Thursday are holidays, garbage pickup will be the following business day.

Local Landfill

Willow Creek Regional Landfill is located Southeast of Claresholm on Township Road 114.

Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday May - October

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday closed

Statutory Holidays Closed

Fees Contact the Landfill at 403-687-2603

Fireworks Fund

All refundable pop cans, bottles, juice boxes and milk jugs can be left in the white building directly behind the cardboard recycling.  All funds raised will be used in purchasing our fireworks for our fireworks show that is put on every five years.

**** The Town is proud to announce the 2014 Fall Cleanup Program.  Please check the Resident Notices page for more details to take advantage of this program.****