County Offices
1115 Albany St
Caldwell 208-454-7300

Chamber of Commerce
101 11th Ave South
Nampa 208-466-4641

Canyon County is an integral part of the rich history of Idaho and it is believed its name originated from the Snake River Canyon which is one of the county boundaries. The historic Oregon Trail bringing settlers to the west went through the county. There is a strong history of agriculture in Canyon County and much of the land is still used to grow a variety of crops, including corn, sugar beets, hops, wine and table grapes, vegetables, and alfalfa. Canyon County has long been one of the nation’s leading seed production areas, and today is the center of most agricultural activity in the region. The county is home to more than 185,000 residents. Its capital city is Caldwell with almost 60,000 residents and its largest city is Nampa, with over 80,000 people residing there.

Canyon County is located on the west end of the Treasure Valley of Idaho.  Just a few minutes from the capital city of Boise, it offers a mix of rural and urban living. The regions agricultural economy is one of the strongest in the state, and it includes one of the fastest growing and wine regions in the country.  The area’s mild climate makes the county ideal for outdoor recreation, with activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, bicycling, camping, and golfing.  The county is home to many annual community events, with each city having its own annual calendar full of opportunities for neighbors to gather. One of the largest rodeos in the circuit is the Snake River Stampede, held every July in Canyon County. One of the most popular rodeos in the country held in August every year is the Caldwell Night Rodeo. While the county is very rural the larger communities offer everything that a resident would expect or need. With active downtowns, featuring restaurants, entertainment venues and shops featuring local and national merchants, residents of the area don’t need to look far to find what they want.

The educational opportunities are abundant with a variety of public, private, and charter schools. The local school districts continually rank highly among the states schools and offer students varied learning opportunities from traditional education through vocational and advanced placement courses. For those seeking higher education, the county is home to two fully accredited universities, Northwest Nazarene University, and the College of Idaho. The county is also home to the state’s largest community college, the College of Western Idaho.  And with Boise a short 25 mins away, the state’s major university system is close to home as well.

Residents of Canyon County have access to high quality healthcare of all types.  West Valley Medical Center is a 150-bed facility dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to Treasure Valley residents. West Valley Medical Center serves Canyon County with their main hospital and the Idaho Surgery Center located in Caldwell. It also provides primary care services in five surrounding communities: Caldwell, Nampa, Middleton, Wilder and Parma.  In addition, the county is home to St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center an 87-bed hospital that offers a fully equipped emergency department, family suites for new mothers and their babies, a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), children’s services with outpatient sub-specialists, additional heart and orthopedics services, and an intensive care unit.  The facility also includes a wide range of primary and specialty physician clinics, screening mammography, lab services, and medical imaging.


Municipal Offices
411 Blaine St
Caldwell 208-455-3000

Chamber of Commerce
1001 Blaine St
Caldwell 208-459-7493

The City of Caldwell is located on the western edge of the Treasure Valley. Located in close proximity to Idaho’s largest metropolitan area, Boise, it provides its residents with all of the benefits of being a short drive from a big city with the quiet appeal of a smaller community. The valley is surrounded by the Owyhee, Weiser and Boise mountain ranges that rise steeply to 9,000 feet and range in distance from eight to twenty miles away from Caldwell, surrounding the Treasure Valley. Recreational activities are a highlight of the region and the Caldwell area provides access to a variety of those activities, from rock hounding to river rafting, skiing to hot springs, trail riders and hikers. For those looking for a little more relaxed recreation, Caldwell is the home of two golf courses, along with green belts and walking paths. There are many parks providing opportunities for swimming, softball, soccer, volleyball, and playground equipment for children.   For residents, Caldwell is a pleasant mix of old and new, with many things close to home such as schools, churches and the downtown area. The downtown area hosts year-round events and activities, farm to fork restaurants that serve wine from the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, and unique, local merchants.  Caldwell’s rich agricultural history supports its modern tourist attractions such as the Sunnyslope Wine country, destination AgVenture trails and farm-to-fork dining experiences. The Idaho wine industry is an ever-growing attraction which is becoming a larger part of the lifestyle in the area.  Caldwell is home of the College of Idaho, the nation’s #1 small liberal arts college. Agriculture continues to play a large role in and around Caldwell, and this can be seen in many of the traditions of the community. Residents here enjoy a very high quality of life that offers them everything they need to close to home, but they are also only a short trip to the more urban amenities of nearby Boise.

Municipal Offices
411 3rd St. S
Nampa 208-468-4413

Chamber of Commerce
101 11th Ave South
Nampa 208-466-4641

Nampa is Idaho’s second largest city and is easily accessible from Interstate 84, about 20 minutes west of Idaho’s capitol city of Boise. The city offers a variety of opportunities to its residents, including a growing business community, great schools, health care facilities, thriving arts and entertainment, wonderful history, and fantastic recreational opportunities. Centrally located within the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan area, Nampa’s historic downtown is stirred with new life and amenities. Downtown Nampa provides, entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages.  Historic Downtown Nampa has it all. Anchored by Library Square, this walkable, preserved historic area is home to the Nampa Train Depot Museum, Wall Street Plaza, Lloyd’s Square Park, Nampa Public Library, the Nampa Farmer’s Market, restaurants, art galleries, one-of-a-kind shops, live entertainment venues, residential and more. At the Nampa Civic Center, residents enjoy an incredible array of concerts, live theater and community events in a beautiful downtown facility. Nampa is also home to the Ford Idaho Center, an entertainment venue unmatched in the state. With an arena, horse park, outdoor amphitheater and sports complex, the Ford Idaho Center hosts events all year long. From the world-famous Snake River Stampede rodeo to the Rolling Stones. Nampa features local musicians, a farmer’s market, food truck rally, and several other family friendly events. Northwest Nazarene University’s Brandt Center attracts guests such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. Greenbelt walking and biking paths runs throughout Nampa. Only a few miles from the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Nampa boasts tremendous recreational opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing and bird watching. Nature’s bounty surrounds Nampa. About 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon, its rocks painted with petroglyphs dating back 10,000 years. About 30 miles to the north is the Boise Front, with its ski resorts, vast public land, alpine hiking and rock climbing, and amazing sightseeing. The area offers hunting, biking, golf and camping. Nampa offers residents everything they could want in a city of any size, while keeping the local flavor of its agricultural heritage and history.

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