Foothills Land Annexation


Calgary City Council has approved a recommendation from Administration to immediately withdraw from the process of annexation Foothill County lands into The City of Calgary. This decision marks the immediate end to the technical investigation and public consultation associated with the annexation project.

The full media release can be found HERE.


The City of Calgary submitted a letter of Initiation to Foothills County, to initiate the process of annexation. The proposed annexation area is approximately 415 acres of land and part of the long-term growth area for Calgary, which is outlined in the 2017 Foothills County - City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The IDP identifies specific areas for future growth for both municipalities and includes policies for annexation.

In June 2022, notification letters about this project were sent to Foothills landowners within and nearby the proposed annexation area.

The first phase of public engagement opened on April 11, 2023, and closed May 11, 2023. An open house at De Winton Community Hall (114 Macleod Trail E, De Winton, AB T0L 0X0) was held on Thursday, April 27 from 4 - 8 pm. A What We Heard Report was developed to report on what was heard from participants during Phase 1 engagement.

To view the What We Heard Report click here.

To take the Engagement Survey and provide your feedback visit Foothills Land Annexation | Engage ( and scroll to the PROVIDE YOUR INPUT section.