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City of Chestermere

Chestermere is a city in the province of Alberta in the Rocky View County and is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership municipality. Though a quiet community, Chestermere is a recreational hub and you have many options to unwind. As per the census of 2016, the population of Chestermere was 19715 a 34% increase over the previous census of 2011. Some of the attractions here include Chestermere Lake, Water Festival, Country Fair, Country Connections, Winter Festival, and Lakeside Greens Golf Course. The Chestermere Recreation Centre has an 18 hole golf course, 4 sheet curling rinks, and 2 ice arenas.

There are different classifications of roads in Chestermere. These include Expressway/Highway, major 4 lanes, major 2 lanes, rural road, back lane, collector road, and ramps. Chestermere is the 1st designated bee city in Western Canada. Chestermere has 9 schools, 5 hospitals along a community health center in nearby Calgary.

Economy of Chestermere

There is no business tax in Chestermere and there are acres of land suitable for industrial and commercial purposes. As more businesses open their doors, the city of Chestermere could be an economic hub for the Calgary region. Due to the common border with east Calgary, the residents of Chestermere find employment in downtown Calgary, the east side of Calgary, and Calgary Airport. There are some industries that have a good potential in Chestermere. These include transportation, logistics, agricultural processing, technical, scientific, professional services, and consulting. A list of the 5 major employers of Chestermere is as follows:

  • Lakeside Greens Golf Course
  • Town of Chestermere
  • Calgary Public School Board
  • Safeway
  • Catholic School Board

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Chestermere

The average cost of car insurance in Chestermere is $1,413.

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Chestermere

RankInsurance CompanyAnnual Cost
1SG Canada$1,152
3Travelers Dominion Product$1,255
4Aviva Traders$1,291
7Peace Hills$1,448

Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Chestermere

The above table compares the car insurance quotes by various insurance providers in Chestermere. TD Insurance had the most expensive quote at an annual price of $1902. This was $750 higher than the lowest quote and was a variation of 39.43%. Pembridge Insurance had the next highest quote at $249 less than TD.

Cheapest Auto Insurer in Chestermere

SG Canada had the lowest quote at an annual price of $1152 and Wawanesa was next at $37 higher. The Travelers Dominion Product had a close quote at $66 higher than Wawanesa.

Car Insurance in Chestermere Neighborhoods

NeighborhoodAnnual Car Insurance
Heritage Woods$1079
Rainbow Falls$1103

Most Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Chestermere

We compared car insurance quotes by insurance companies in Chestermere for various neighborhoods. Rainbow Falls had the most expensive quote at an annual cost of $1103 and this was $237 more than the cheapest quote. This was a variation of 21.48%. The area has many amenities and residences which may be the reason for the high cost of car insurance. Abbeydale neighborhood had the next expensive quote at a difference of just $8.

Least Expensive Areas for Car Insurance in Chestermere

As per the above table to compare car insurance quotes, Kinniburgh had the lowest annual price at $866.It is mostly a residential area with many parks and there is a yacht club nearby.  Cheadle had a close quote at just $6 more and this is a really quiet part of the city with not much traffic.

Getting Around Chestermere

Chestermere is strategically located on the east side of Calgary which is a strong economic region. On the border, you may connect to the TransCanada highway. Stoney Trail and Glenmore Trail are under 5 minutes. The Calgary international airport is just 15 minutes away and you may get to Downtown Calgary within 20 minutes. You may also reach Chestermere by road through Alberta Highway 1A. By air, you may reach Chestermere through Chestermere Airport also known as Kirby Field. A commuter bus connects Chestermere to Calgary’s downtown area. D & K shuttle services run shuttle services for traveling in and around Chestermere. The Rocky View Regional Handi Bus operates the Handi-Bus in Chestermere on weekdays. A carpooling service in Chestermere offers free services to commuters as per closest match.

Chestermere RCMP Detachment

The city of Chestermere has a separate detachment by the RCMP that has seventeen full-time staff and 4 administrative members. RCMP also provides more staff as per need on a call-to-call basis.

Chestermere City Initiatives

The Roads department of the city of Chestermere takes care of the maintenance of roadways during all seasons. They perform maintenance of streets, winter maintenance, graveling, dust control, curbs, culverts, gutters, sidewalks, and asphalt. The Roads division also does street line painting, street sign maintenance, and repair of potholes, etc.

Traffic Signs & Lights

The Public Works department of the city takes care of the maintenance of traffic signs and lights throughout the city. If you ever see a traffic light, streetlight, or park light is not working then you may notify the Public Works. The Alberta province owns highway 1 and takes care of that highway through their contractor. The province has granted control over the maintenance and operations of Highway 1A which is now Chestermere Boulevard. Every week, the Roads Division inspects any missing, faded, or damaged road signs and does repair them on a priority basis. The residents may also report any obstructed or missing traffic signs to the Roads Division to aid public safety.

Winter Maintenance in Chestermere

In winter, the Roads Division takes care of the city roads maintenance on a priority basis as per the type of road. They plow snow off major roads within the city limits during a snowfall. And, even at midnight, they ensure to plow the snow clear off the roads so that the commute for the next morning is safe and convenient. The first priority for snow plowing is for primary road routes and then they plow the secondary roads. Specific roads are routes for snow removal and the city may ban parking on these roads on a temporary basis to aid the crew to clear the snow.

Street Sweeping

In the spring and as per the weather during the entire summer, the city Roads division sweeps the streets for many weeks. Just before late spring, they do a final sweeping after an initial round to remove the bulk of the debris. They post signs in those zones and then later complete the sweeping before the end of spring.

Dangerous Intersections in Chestermere

  • Paradise Road and Highway 1
  • Highway 1 and Highway 791
  • From east of Chestermere to Highway 9

List of Car Insurance Companies & Brokers in Chestermere AB

Insurance CompanyAddressCityProvincePostal CodeTelephone
The Co-operators – Sean Nethercott, Agent300 Merganser Dr. W #109ChestermereABT1X 1L6(403) 248-9644
Pinks & Plates Insurance Services LtdSuite 100-133 Main StChestermereABT1X 1V3403-248-0171
Asset Insurance Brokers100 Marina Dr #403ChestermereABT1X 0A9(403) 204-3003


* Methodology

For the survey, we assumed that the auto insurance premiums are for a 35-year-old man who owns his car Honda Civic model 2012. The credit rating is good and he has basic liability coverage. The annual mileage ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 with no traffic tickets in the last 5 years.

Insurance quotes shown here are examples only. The lowest cost insurance provider depends on numerous factors related to the car, driver, location, and driving conditions. There’s no guarantee that the lowest rate provider in these examples produces the lowest rate for every driver.


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