Quality of Life

What makes the quality of life in the small town of Black Diamond, Alberta so high? To begin with, our municipal office sets a high standard of living for the town's residents. With its small town charm, services and amenities equal to larger cities and a rich array of natural, economical and cultural advantages, Black Diamond is a safe and ideal place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

For a more detailed introduction to Black Diamond, read the Diamond Valley Region Publication (PDF).

Town Amenities
  • Oilfields General Hospital and a great selection of health care services
  • Oilfields High School and many other choices for education
  • Oilfields Regional Arena
  • Oilfields Curling Club and other recreational services for all ages
  • Sheep River, parks and natural green spaces
  • A friendly and working relationship with the nearby communities of Turner Valley, Longview, Millarville, Okotoks and High River, not to mention the proximately to Calgary, Banff and Kananaskis Country
These are just a few of the gems about our community.

Climate
Black Diamond enjoys a moderate climate with warm summers (average 22.7° C/73° F), crisp winters (average -8.9° C/16° F) and an average of 2,100 hours of sunshine per year. We also enjoy the benefit of frequent visit from warm "chinook winds" from November through May that can raise the temperature, even in the height of winter, to a balmy 10 to 20° C/50 to 68° F in a matter of hours.

Community Spirit
Black Diamond is buzzing with a strong community of people who care deeply about our town. They show this through volunteerism and participation in community events. We also have numerous community service groups that reach out to everyone from youth to seniors.

Crime Rate
Black Diamond, along with all of Alberta, takes pride in having the lowest crime rate and being one of the safest communities in Canada.

Healthy Living
Our residents have the best of small town living. Our surroundings offer fresh air, plenty of green space, pathways and opportunities for fitness and recreation. The vicinity's farms and gardens provide plenty to choose from at nearby farmers markets, as well as at our local grocers.