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.

August 16, 2017 - A Notice of Decision regarding the Auction Market Development application has been issued. Please click below -

Notice of Decision



****Stavely's 105th Anniversary is coming up!!!  Mark your calendars!  August 25, 26 & 27.   Keep an eye on our webpage to see what is happening.  We will post every few days events that are going to be happening, so check in regularly to get an idea of the great events coming.  

Friday August 25th   7:00 pm.  Community Ball Game at the East Ball Diamond.  Hot dogs and pop will be available.

Friday August 25th   10:30 pm  FIREWORKS!!!  At the golf course, popcorn will be available and the Golf Course Clubhouse will be open!!!

Saturday August 26th    9:00 am  Parade Set-up & Registration - School Yard

Saturday August 26th     All Day Self Guided Historical Walk (see map for route, click here

  for site details)

All weekend   12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Museum Open, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Saturday August 26th   10:00 am  Parade Judging - School Yard

Saturday August 26th   9:00 pm Family Dance - Community Centre

Sunday August 27th       10:00 am  Golf Tournament Everyone welcome

Sunday August 27th      11:30 Elks Kiddies Picnic at Centennial Park

Check your mail for the Event Guide and Town Map.  If you did not receive one, they are available at the Town Office, Hotel, Stavely Grocery and the Museum.  Grab one and see the great events coming your way!!!!

You can also click here for a copy of the Event Guide and Town Map as well!!!

A link to the Stavely 105 Facebook has been created...please click on the link!!!  Take a look and see what is new, what is going on, and what is coming up.    Link to 105th Anniversary Facebook page

For those of you who will joining in the parade, ie: floats, bands, etc., there is no pre-registration.  Gather at the Stavely School at 9:00 am - 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome to come and be part of the parade.  The more, the merrier!!!


****Please note that the items that are accepted at the Town recycling area are: glass - CLEAN; tin cans - CLEAN; paper; cardboard; plastics; e-waste.  For further information on what is acceptable please contact the Town Office.  Large items can be held by the resident and the Town will take them during its Spring and Autumn Clean Up.  Large items should NOT be left at the Recycling area during regular weekly clean up.  Such items are stoves, cupboards, fridges, etc.  These items are accepted at the Landfill, costs, hours and days open are also available at the Town office.****

****Please note that the limit for bagged garbage pickup weekly is four (4) bags.  Should you have additional bags to be put out for pick up a tag can be purchased at the Town office for $2.00 per bag.  The tag(s) should be attached to the extra bag(s) that are put out in the weekly pick up.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office.****

Elections 2017

The next general municipal election is Monday October 16, 2017 

Running for Municipal Office in Alberta – A Guide for Candidates

Please click here for the guide.

****The Town of Stavely has grown!  As per the 2016 Statistics Canada census data, the population of the Town has grown to 541 persons.  For more information please click here.

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 Visitors 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.

Effective April 1, 2015       New Hours

Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday Closed

Thursday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month

May to October 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Last load 11:30 a.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.


General Information

Campground rates are $30.00 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. 

July 28, 2017- Fire Ban now in effect, no outdoor fires are permitted until further notice 

August 18, 2017 - Due to issues with one of the main pumps at the Town water well an outside watering ban is now effect. Please refrain from all outside watering until further notice.