• Tax advantage

    • One of the lowest municipal non-residential tax rates in the province
    • No provincial sales tax
    • No payroll taxes, sales taxes, or capital taxes
    • Low personal income tax
    • Low fuel taxes
  • Transportation corridors

    • Highways 1, 3, and 41, as well as many secondary highways.
    • Railways: CP Railway and Crowsnest lines traverse the County.
    • Canada/US border crossing at Wild Horse.
    • Commercial passenger airport Medicine Hat
    • Air freight, Calgary International Airport
  • Rural living with urban benefits

    • 11 hamlets
    • Surrounds the City of Medicine Hat and the Town of Redcliff
    • Home to Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Access to Utilities & Inputs

Electrical services from City of Medicine Hat and EPCOR.

Natural gas services from APEX and City of Medicine Hat.

Sewer services in Desert Blume, Hilda, Schuler, Seven Persons, Irvine, and Suffield.

Garbage services in Desert Blume, Irvine, and Suffield. Recycling services in Suffield.

Property Availability & Zoning

Cypress County boasts ample space for development, including industrial zoned land.

All Land Use & Planning documents can be found here.

View available listings here

Labour Force

With an average age of 40.8, Cypress County offers a strong workforce of approximately 3900 individuals. The current unemployment rate is 7.2%, with many actively seeking employment.

Quality of Life

One of the safest places to live in Alberta (9th lowest crime rate in the province), Cypress County offers a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Throughout the county there are numerous options for recreation including playgrounds, parks, community halls, arenas, and more.

Cypress County is committed to emergency management preparedness. Residents receive fire services from The Cypress County Fire Emergency Services Department with 11 bases. Emergency medical services are provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS). The main healthcare facility serving Cypress County is Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Additionally, policing services are provided by the RCMP, out of the Redcliff Detachment.

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Local Industry

The top three industries in Cypress County are agriculture, oil and gas, and construction.

Cypress County has 2.3 million acres of pasture which is diversely used, including: dryland farming, irrigated crops, greenhouse operations, and livestock operations.

Cypress County has been home to multiple natural gas producers. In 2019, 3.8 billion m³ of natural gas was produced in Cypress County, the 6th highest in the province.