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.

***Claresholm Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, Main Hall, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.***

***Thank you for your patience to all that were contacted in updating the Town of Stavely website.  Please take the time to check and see if the updates are correct.  Should there be any omissions or errors, please do not hesitate to contact Janice at jmbmab@gmail.com and they will be fixed asap.  Please also note that should you have a function or anything you want to let the residents of Stavely know about, again, please do not hesitate to contact me.***

****Coming soon, the Sunshine Cafe will be under the new management of Bonita Gilmar.  As soon as the Cafe is once again open, further information will be available.****

****Check out the Municipal Library page for the new addition of the monthly newsletter****

**** There will be a BOOK FAIR on Nov. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at the Library.  Please click here for all the information.  Come and support our Library****


A Notice of Decision regarding the Municipal Planning Commission has been issued and is available for those interested. Please click here -

****The 13th Annual Pheasant Derby will be held on November 17th & 18th, 2017.  Full details, rules and regulations can be found on the Stavely and Area Unique Attractions page or click here.  The date change is being worked on, however, it is only the dates that have changed for the year 2017****

****Please note that the items that are accepted at the Town recycling area are: CLEAR glass - CLEAN; tin cans - CLEAN; paper; cardboard (**please flatten cardboard boxes before putting in bin due to container size**); plastics; e-waste (bin located by paper/plastic recycling bins).  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, water coolers, 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.****

****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 by January 31 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

Please note that the Landfill could be closed due to inclement weather without notice!!

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. 

November 24, 2017 - the website is now under construction and a new & improved website will soon be up and running. Unfortunately no new updates will be available on the current site. If you cannot find the info you are looking for please contact the Town office. Sorry for any inconvenience.