Grande Cache

Area Overview

Modern living in Grande Cache is balanced with mountain wilderness, affordability, and a genuine small-town atmosphere. Built on a mountain plateau, the town faces south towards the Continental Divide and the pristine Willmore Wilderness Park. An elevation of 4200 feet gives a panoramic view of 21 mountain peaks and 2 river valleys. Grande Cache offers outstanding outdoor adventure, relaxed lifestyle and unparalleled potential. It is a growing community with a wealth of opportunity in tourism, residential, and resource industry development.

Due to the change in Grande Cache’s economy, the make-up of the town’s population has definitely changed since 2001. While the 2006 Federal Census indicates that the current population in Grande Cache is approximately 3,780, the Town is confident that this number is significantly low. Due to the recent growth of the community, new developments, new jobs, etc, the population is anticipated to be closer to 4,200 - 4,500 residents.

There is a large commercial and industrial area immediately east of the Town Centre across Highway #40 North. New multi-million dollar highway commercial development has recently began its intial phase. This development may include a new hotel, retail space, big truck parking, fuel card lock station, car and RV dealerships, and more. Additional industrial and some highway commercial land (located on the east side of Highway #40 South) has also recently been sold to a private developer, with work commencing in the fall of 2007.

Multi-family housing is located to the west of the Town Centre. Large areas of predominantly single-family housing extend west and south from the Town Centre in six Stages. New residential lots have been developed to support the town's growth and are currently available for sale. These residential lots are currently available for sale. Information can be found at www.grandecache.ca.

The Town is in the process of working to obtain approximately 4,200 acres of land south of Grande Cache from the Province. This land would be used for additional residential, commercial, and tourism/recreation development.