Ranchers' Rise at the Okotoks Air Ranch - A Boutique Community in Okotoks
Ranchers' Rise at the Okotoks Air Ranch - A Boutique Community in Okotoks


Prentice government advances build-out of new schools and school expansions in Alberta

Two days ago, the Prentice government announced that they are now in Phase 3 of advancing educational projects that include a build-out of new schools and school expansions. This three-phase build-out aims to catch up to the growth of student enrollment in Alberta.

The three phases of the build-out include the following:

  • Phase 1 (2011) – 35 new schools, 31 of which are already complete;
  • Phase 2 (2013) – 50 new schools and 70 modernizations, all but five will be ready to accept students in 2016; and
  • Phase 3 (2014) – 55 new schools and 20 modernizations

Phase 3 is a $43-million project that will fund school boards’ immediate planning for 55 new schools and 20 modernizations. One of the 55 approved schools approved in the recent announcement is Francophone School in Okotoks Ranchers’ Rise. According to a representative of the school board, planning of the new school will begin immediately and that they are expected to open enrollment to students in approximately three years.

This is good news for the Okotoks community and the Ranchers’ Rise project as a new school in town will truly help cater to the increasing number of students enrolling in Alberta.

“Alberta’s prosperous future has drawn young families from all over Canada and the world to our province. This government is listening to Albertans and acting quickly to deliver on the priorities of Alberta families and communities.”

Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta

Being an upcoming destination for new and young families, more and more homes for sale in Okotoks are being developed. Ranchers’ Rise is one promising project in Okotoks as it provides families not just a home, but a place where they can be close to nature and really be part of a community.


Our Builders

Ranchers’ Rise is being built by 4 companies with award winning and experienced pedigree in new home construction:


Our promise of everything we build, we build around you, has been Baywest’s customer driven mission since founding in 1985. We operate on a legacy of exceptional craftsmanship, and one on one relationships. Baywest remains an award winning builder that provides a made to measure philosophy to ensure the perfect home for you.


At Broadview we’re committed to our customers, which is why we build each of our homes with the same care and attention that we would show our own family. Whether it’s your dream gourmet kitchen, or a designer replace it’s all included and at a price that will keep a smile on your face. That means you can be sure your home is built to last.

Douglas Homes

Douglas Homes was founded in 1989 by Doug Musak, an award winning Master Builder and Civil Engineer. Doug has always been committed to helping his clients find their “Perfect Fit”. Doug is backed by a strong team of professionals, which provides practical designs, superior craftsmanship and constructs within the clients budget.

Sterling Homes

Sterling Homes is a leading builder with an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. For 60 years, Sterling has built unique homes for customers that are a source of pride for years to come. From the integrity of our craftsmen to inspiring designs to suit every lifestyle, we pay attention to even the smallest of details.


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Ranchers’ Rise is professionally managed by Bordeaux Development