Birchcliff was the second Village to be incorporated on Sylvan Lake. This occured January 1, 1972. Seasonal cabins date back to the 1920's when the area consisted of Viewpoint and Sunnyside. The subdivision of Birch Bay was developed in the 1950's, followed by Sprucecliff in 1963. A unique aspect of Birchcliff is the Sunnyside Pentecostal Camp (a Christian retreat center offering family oriented activities year round. There are 97 seasonal residences on the south side of Birchcliff Road and an institutional camp with trailer parks on the north side.
NOTICE - Birchcliff BY-ELECTION (notice of info)
Nomination Day - October 5th, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CANDIDATES NOMINATION INFO: (click to view)
Frank Tirpak BIO
Advanced Poll - November 2nd, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Election Day - November 9th, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For additional information please contact Teri Musseau, Returning Officer, at (403) 887-2822.
NOTICE - Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre. October 3rd - October 16th two or three small fires
Sunnyside Camp has launched a forestry management program under the direction of a qualified horticulturist for the removal of dead, diseased, and dangerous trees on the camp property. Permission and permits have been obtained from the Summer Village of Birchcliff. Replanting will take place after the management program is complete. The program will result in 2-3 small burn piles being used occasionally between October 3 - 16. Sunnyside Camp has consulted with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department who will be notified each time the burns are scheduled, and has a water truck on site in case of emergency. If you have any concerns or comments please do not hesitate to call Sunnyside Camp (Stan Harink at 403-597-1385) or the Summer Village Administration (403-887-2822).
MAILING OF COMBINED ASSESSMENT AND TAX NOTICES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ASSESSMENT ROLL AND TAXATION ROLL of the Summer Village of Birchcliff, made under provisions of the Municipal Government Act, have been prepared. Combined Assessment and Taxation Notices have been mailed on May 22, 2019. Please contact the Summer Village Administration Office if you have not received your notice and a printed copy can be picked up during regular office hours.
PLEASE NOTE: TAXES ARE DUE JULY 31, 2019.
A penalty of 15% will be assessed August 1, 2019 on the total unpaid balance as of July 31, 2019. A further penalty of 18% will be assessed January 1, 2020 on the total unpaid balance as of December 31, 2019.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Finance Department (403) 887-2822
2019 Property Tax & Assessment Notice Confirmation Letter
The Summer Village of Birchcliff is pleased to offer the residents the ability to pay taxes on a monthly basis. The links below provide information to assist in through the process, Tina would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please note: You must be registered by December 31st in order to participate in the coming year.