The history of Pilot Butte is marked by dramatic growth followed by decline and now by growth. Except for one or two houses on Railway Avenue, the most notable being the "Martin House", there are very few physical reminders of Pilot Butte's early development. Most of the original structures, one of the most prominent being the old CPR water tower, have either been dismantled or destroyed.
The Butte played a significant role in the lives of the Prairie Indians. These aboriginal people, who camped near Boggy Creek, used the Butte as a look out and signal point.
Today Pilot Butte is now home to 2000 people. There is a K-9 school as well as a busy Recreation Complex. Families enjoy the slower life style with the big city amenities close at hand.