Agriculture driving progress in Vauxhall
- Category: South Central Alberta
In 1894, CP Railroad constructed a rail line, bringing settlers and farmers into the area that would become Vauxhall.
Irrigation was introduced in 1906, and farming became the primary industry in the district. Since then irrigation has played a major role in Vauxhall becoming a thriving agricultural community.
The unique delivery of water through irrigation canals to area farms provided a fertile environment for specialty crops such as grain cereals, sugar beets, beans, peas, corn and in particular potatoes, earning Vauxhall the title “Potato Capital of West.”
Today, a full complement of industry and commerce keeps Vauxhall prosperous however agriculture continues to be a major economic base within the community.