Real Estate in Nanton, Alberta
Learn More About Nanton, Alberta
Nanton is a town in southern Alberta, Canada. Nanton was named after Sir Augustus Meredith Nanton of Winnipeg (1860–1925) who directed firms that offered financing for farms and ranches throughout the west. It is located south of Calgary at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 533.
Nanton was historically known as "Tap Town", after providing passing motorists with free water supplied from the foothills via a stand tap on the northbound highway. This water was one of this first to be bottled and sold in Canada, resulting in the creation of Nanton Water & Soda Ltd, still a thriving business in the town today.
Traditionally a farming and ranching community, Nanton is now a popular tourist destination.