Black Diamond, Alberta is a sister town or Turner Valley and is located in the foothills of the
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.
According to Statistic Canada’s 2011 census, Black Diamond has a population of 2,373.
Black Diamond has average temperatures of -9.6°C in January and 16.4°C in July.
There are many things to see and do in Black Diamond, Alberta such as: