About Us

Cypress County is a large rural municipality in southeastern Alberta.  There are three provincial highways crossing the County, including Highway 1 (TransCanada), Highway 3 (Crowsnest) and Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail).  Farming and ranching is the predominant activity throughout the area, but oil and gas activity is very noticeable in the rural areas.

Various forms of governance have existed in this area since settlement began in the late 1800's. The Past provides history on the changes, including a brief view of life in pioneer days.  The Present shows where the County is at today and The Future shows how partnering with various agencies will keep the County vibrant and continue to be a place where our Communities will prosper.

Council approved a strategic plan on October 4, 2016 to keep focused on what they believe is best for the County.

This Strategic Plan consists of a Vision and Mission statement as well as five Goals and their supporting Strategies. 

The complete strategic plan is available to be viewed here.