Town of Grand Valley

The Town of Grand Valley encompasses the village of Grand Valley, the urban hub that supports the surrounding rural areas with shopping, dining and services, and the surrounding area of over 150km2 of agriculture and rural residential land.
the-royal-bank-of-canada-main-street-mill-street-grand-valley-ca-1938The village of Grand Valley is growing with new residential developments facilitated by a new water treatment plant that will service new developments such as Thomasfield Homes new 150 houses and others for many years to come. The Grand River flows serenely through Grand Valley creating waterfront properties throughout the village and offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy their morning coffee by the water. The river also serves as the venue for the annual Grand Valley Duck Race held in May every year and the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip.

Agriculture forms the backbone of economic activity in Grand Valley with almost 100 farms reporting over $17 million in gross farm receipts in 2010. The land supports cattle, dairy and sheep as well as oilseed and grain farming. The rich and plentiful water combine to make Grand Valley a premier choice for farmers looking for land such as locals Peter and Elly Van Der Veen whose sheep farm in the northern part of Grand Valley is prosperous, read their story here.
new-town-logo-300x255The Town of Grand Valley has embraced economic development through their Economic Development Committee which is actively promoting business opportunities in the area. Please visit their webpage for more information on their activities.

The Grand Valley and District Community Centre is a multi-use facility catering to all your recreational needs.  Rooms are available for rent that seat up to 1000 people comfortably.  From late September through to mid-April artificial ice is installed for a variety of winter activities such as hockey, skating and curling.

 

Learn more about Grand Valley by visiting their website here.

 

A snapshot of data from Grand Valley:

2016 Census Profile – Statistics Canada
Population 2,956
Median age of population 40.9 years
% of population ages 15 and over 83.4%
Total private dwellings 1,145
Population density per square kilometre 18.7
Land area 158.23 km2
Educational Attainment (2016 Census)
Total population 15 years and over 2,470
No certificate, diploma or degree 520
High school certificate or equivalent 840
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 245
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 540
University certificate or diploma or degree 245
Labour Force Activity (2016 Census)
Employed 1,665
Unemployed 150
Not in work force 645
Average Earnings $41,340
 Primary Occupations (2016 Census)
 Sales and service occupations 415
 Trades; transport and equipment operators and related occupations 385
 Business; finance and administration occupations 245
Management occupations 210
Occupations in education; law and social; community and government services 135
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 115
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 85
 Natural resources; agriculture and related production occupations 85
Health occupations 55
Occupations in art; culture; recreation and sport 30
Top Employment Industries (NAICS)(2016 Census)
23 Construction 240
31-33 Manufacturing 220
44-45 Retail trade 165
62 Health care and social assistance 155
72 Accommodation and food services 120
11 Agriculture; forestry; fishing and hunting 105
56 Administrative and support; waste management and remediation services 105
41 Wholesale trade 100
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 100
54 Professional; scientific and technical services 90
61 Educational services 70
91 Public administration 70
52 Finance and insurance 60

 

Link to Stats Canada Grand Valley Data