Town Council


I would like to extend a warm welcome to all those that are visiting or choosing to make Bassano their new home. Bassano is a vibrant Town with a deep and exciting history. As Mayor of Bassano, I encourage you to visit the Bassano Memorial Library and check out our Bassano History Book.

Bassano has a great deal to be proud of in that there is so much to offer in the way of services, recreation, businesses and job opportunities.

The many services include a health care centre, RCMP detachment, three churches, (Catholic, Free Evangelical and Presbyterian) grocery and hardware stores as well as a pharmacy. We have many other businesses that compliment our oil and agricultural based economy which includes a 24 hour gas station and local industry shipping products to the four corners of the planet. We also have an excellent senior’s lodge as well as programs for kids to enjoy. The Bassano FCSS offers preventative socialopportunities to children, youth, families and community members.

Bassano boasts a myriad of recreational opportunities that include a modern outdoor pool, complete with a 100’ waterslide, hot tub and diving board. It is a triple sectioned pool, with a large pool deck as well as a vast green area that encourages families to bring their lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Nestled on the west end of Town is a beautiful nine hole golf course, curling rink and bowling alley with a fantastic clubhouse.

With the newly renovated Crawling Valley Campground only a short drive from Town, camping and fishing are an excellent way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. If you cannot get enough fishing there, then a visit to the famous Bassano Dam may satisfy your pallet, which is located southwest of Town on the Bow River which is the gateway to the largest irrigation district in Canada.

The Centennial Arena has been home of the minor hockey Outlaws for many years as well as ringette and figure skating. The Bassano School offers K to Gr.12 students many exciting programs. The magnate program for the high School is the “Health Recreation and Human Services” program where there is hands on practical work with a patient simulator which is the only program of its kind offered at the high school level in Canada. On the school grounds there are two active ball diamonds, soccer fields as well as playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts.

Bassano, through its volunteer efforts, is renowned for its hospitality. As it has in the past, the community is striving to further grow and prosper and I, on behalf of the Town Council would like to extend a warm welcome to the Town of Bassano,” The Best in the West by a Damsite”, and we look forward to meeting you and your family.


Tom Rose, Mayor

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