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Cardston is a town in southwest Alberta, Canada. Cardston was settled in 1887 by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) from Utah Territory who travelled via the Macleod-Benton Trail to Alberta in one of the century's last wagon migrations. They had departed April 6 and arrived June 3. The official founder of the town is Charles Ora Card, after whom the town is named. The combined church and school was completed by January 29 the following year after their arrival.GeographyCardston is situated in the low foothills of southwest Alberta, approximately 25km north from the American state of Montana. On its north side, it borders the Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) Indian Reservation, one of the largest reserves in North America. 40km to the west of Cardston are the Rocky Mountains of Waterton Lakes National Park. Cardston is 77km southwest of Lethbridge and 234km south of Calgary. Coordinates: Elevation: 1121m Land Area (square kilometers): 8.64km2DemographicsIn the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Cardston recorded a population of 3,585 living in 1,175 of its 1,270 total private dwellings, a change from its 2011 population of 3,580. With a land area of 8.59km2, it had a population density of in 2016.Our Canada trip itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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