Black Diamond, Alberta

Black Diamond, Alberta is a sister town or Turner Valley and is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.  

History of Black Diamond, Alberta

Black Diamond was first surveyed by James McMillan in the 1800s. McMillan found an abundance of coal deposits in the area, which led to the development of a coal mine in 1899. Many people relocated to the area to work the mine. There was a large debate on what to name the town, so all the suggested names were entered into a hat for a draw in 1907. The name Black Diamond, in reference to the high grade of coal, was drawn from the hat and the area received its name. Black Diamond was incorporated as a village in 1929 and as a town in 1956.

Population of Black Diamond, Alberta

According to Statistic Canada’s 2011 census, Black Diamond has a population of 2,373.

Weather in Black Diamond, Alberta

Black Diamond has average temperatures of -9.6°C in January and 16.4°C in July.

Special Attractions in Black Diamond, Alberta

There are many things to see and do in Black Diamond, Alberta such as:

  • Friendship Trail
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Black Diamond Monument
  • Light Up Black Diamond


Locations

Campbell Moving Systems Ltd.
320A 28th street NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2A 5R2
587-885-1014