County of Barrhead

We are passionate about promoting our County way of life as THE place to raise your family, pursue opportunities and enjoy retirement. Our trading region services approximately 31,000 Albertans and we encourage the ‘Open for Business’ attitude. We work to support existing businesses through our Business Visitation Program, and also assist new ventures with the trained and helpful staff here at the County office. Lands are available for industrial use in the County, just outside the town limits, on pavement and with all services ready to tie in at the property line. To compliment supporting industry, there is also retail and light commercial/industrial land available in the Town of Barrhead.

We have a growing population of skilled workers that have assembled in our community from every corner of the globe. Some have been here for generations and some for weeks. As an inclusive community, we welcome new families with a hardy hand shake and a pleasant smile. We have an amazing core of people in our community, many social supports, and volunteerism reigns! Our children have the opportunity to develop life skills through our fabulous education system ranging from pre-school programs all the way up to advanced high school options, and many CTS Trades Initiative partnerships.

We have a number of very progressive farms in our agricultural community and are known as early adopters of new technology and crop varieties. Considered very environmentally sound and conservation minded, we have 667 agricultural producers with average assets of 1.6 million and annual average revenue of $250,000. With these high averages, it’s easy to see they can take on any value-added industry!

The County of Barrhead is home to several large manufacturing facilities; Richardson Milling which processes barley and oats, Northplex which manufactures modular homes and is the largest plant in Western Canada, Neeralta who create a number of innovative agricultural tools, and many other entrepreneurs who contribute to our economy.

The community provides dance, sports, culture, trails systems and numerous events such as festivals, triathlons, rodeos, car shows, livestock shows – and the list goes on. Many unique recreation and tourism opportunities are available too, due to our excellent location near Edmonton and variety of landscapes and excellent water bodies! We encourage you to come and find out why the County of Barrhead is yours to live, work and play.

“Rich in history, the County of Barrhead served two main access roads to the City of Edmonton in the early 20th Century. The Klondike Trail headed northwest and was used by gold prospectors, and the Athabasca trail headed northeast to the trading area of Athabasca. Settlement took place in the early 1900’s with pioneers and farmers from Europe and the U.S.A.”



5306-49 Street
Barrhead, AB T7N 1N5


T: (780) 674-3331
F: (780) 674-2777


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Lac Ste. Anne County

Located a quick northwest hop, skip and jump from greater Edmonton, Lac Ste. Anne County provides a phenomenal area to work, live and play! The county offers over 3,000 square kilometers of diverse business, unique and mainstream tourism destinations, and a quality of life that encourages family values and rural lifestyles.

“Plan on a scenic drive and photo opportunity when you take highway 43 North and stop at the rest area south of the highway near the Rochfort Bridge. It is the longest wood trestle in North America CNR 2,414 ft. (736 m) long, 110 ft. (33.5 m) tall; built 1914 over Paddle River and is still in use periodically by CN.”


A wide range of recreational facilities are available in the County. Some of the facilities include ice arenas, golf courses, riding arenas, baseball diamonds, creative playgrounds, cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, just to name a few. You will also find many lakes and rivers suitable for fishing, swimming, boating and great for camping!

Community Organizations

Volunteers and community involvement are two areas that go hand in hand within Lac Ste. Anne County. There are various community groups for all ages and interests. These groups include 4-H, Brownies/Girl Guides, Cubs/Boy Scouts, Lion’s Clubs, Elks and Royal Purple Clubs, Agricultural Societies, Volunteer Fire Departments, T.O.P’s Clubs and Snowmobile Clubs.

Special Events/Attractions

Alberta Beach, Darwell and Rich Valley are just a few of the more notable communities which hold local summer fairs. There is fun for all with horticultural, crafts, baking, cooking and showing of animals. Sangudo is well known for its action at the Stock Car Races while the Crash Up Derbies hold the excitement in Mayerthorpe. Alberta Beach hosts fishing derbies and ball tournaments during the summer and snowmobile rallies during the winter.


4928 Langston Street
Box 219 Sangudo, Alberta
T0E 2A0


T: 1-800-880-5722
F: (780) 785-2359


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Town of Mayerthorpe

This bustling little town boasts various recreation and cultural facilities in Mayerthorpe and surrounding area: public library, arena, curling rink, outdoor swimming pool, sports grounds, golf course with grass greens, Diamond Centre (accommodation up to 400 people), ball diamond, parks, skateboard park, Senior’s Friendship Center, BMX bike natural dirt track, and Teen Center. Within easy access are several good recreation areas, including the Paddle River Dam, Lessard Lake, and Dolberg Lake which offer excellent fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, sail boarding and sailing.

“Robert Ingersoll Mayer (1881-1937), a civil engineer for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad moved to Alberta from Indianapolis with his wife, Emma, in 1908. They homesteaded along the Little Paddle River and accepted an invitation to operate the post office. The name Mayerville was first proposed for the post office, and when that was rejected they changed it to Mayerthorpe, adding a suffix understood to mean village or hamlet.”

Mayerthorpe, a thriving rural community of 1474, is located 130 km. Northwest of Edmonton at the junction of Highways #43 and #22. The Town of Mayerthorpe is the northern link on Alberta’s 700 km Cowboy Trail.


Box 420
4911 Denny Hay Drive (52 Street)
Mayerthorpe, Alberta
T0E 1N0



Phone: (780) 786-2416
Fax: (780) 786-4590


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Town of Swan Hills

The Town of Swan Hills was incorporated in 1967 as Canada’s first Centennial Municipality, approximately 10 years after oil deposits were first discovered in the region. Businesses in the town site serve the area’s strong, resource-based economy, and residents enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits that make Swan Hills “Alberta’s Wilderness Playground”.

“At a 4000 foot elevation, Swan Hills is the highest Canadian municipality east of the Rockies, and is situated in a naturally rich recreational playground. The town overlooks pristine forest, and has numerous lakes – even a few ecological reserves – in its “backyard”. Not content as just the ATV Capital of Alberta, Swan Hills has a variety of other outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent indoor sporting facilities.”

The Swan Hills area has nearly 2,000 oil and gas wells yielding a total of 260,000 barrels of oil and 250 million cubic feet of gas daily. The world class Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Center is North America’s first (and Canada’s only) fully integrated special waste treatement facility.


Box 149
Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0


T: (780) 333-4477
F: (780) 333-4547


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Town of Westlock

The Town of Westlock is a thriving community at the crossroads of two busy highways in north central Alberta, with a strong agricultural base and several small industries, including a busy retail and service sector.

“The Town of Westlock takes pride in its beautification program and its recycling program, both of which help to keep the community attractive and tidy.”

Westlock has extensive sports and recreation programs for people of all ages. The spacious and modern Westlock Recreation Center is a well-used facility housing a zero-depth pool with slide, a hot tub, racquetball courts, a weight room, and an exercise room. Outdoor sports facilities including ball diamonds, tennis courts, a race track and horseshoe pits are grouped in one area alongside a municipal campground, curling rink and arena, facilitating various family activities in the vicinity.

Cultural programs such as live theatre (featuring both local talent and professional actors), a live music series, and various art classes and shows are well attended and enjoyed by the citizens of the Town and surrounding area.

With a variety of employment opportunities, top quality education and health care services, and a high quality of life, residents continue to recognize Westlock as the place to raise a family for generations.


10003 – 106 Street
Westlock, AB T7P 2K3


T: (780) 349-4444
F: (780) 349-4436
Toll Free: 1-866-349-4445


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Village of Clyde

Clyde was incorporated as a municipality in 1914. The village’s early history was linked with the fur trade because of its proximity to the famous Athabasca Landing Trail, an historic trail extending between Edmonton and Athabasca.

Today, Clyde offers residents a friendly, low-cost community with easy access to amenities in nearby Westlock and the City of Edmonton.

“Clyde is close to everything! With its strategicy location, residents are only 40 minutes north of Edmonton, 40 minutes south of Athabasca, 45 minutes north west of Ft. Saskatchewan and a stone’s throw from several major highways that make Clyde part of the gateway to Northern Alberta.”

Although most of the retail businesses, professional and protective services that service the Village are located ten minutes west in the Town of Westlock, Clyde has evolved into a healthy bedroom community. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Village office for more information about real estate opportunities in Clyde.


Box 190
Clyde, AB T0G 0P0


T: (780) 348-5356
F: (780) 348-5699


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Woodlands County

Woodlands County is a diversified district of agriculture, oil and gas, and forestry activities located 1.5 hours northwest of Edmonton. The County incorporates approximately 7500 square km of land and a rural population of over 4000. The County is home to the geographical Center of Alberta, The Town of Whitecourt, and the Hamlets of Blue Ridge, Goose Lake and Fort Assiniboine.

“Fort Assiniboine, the second oldest Fort remaining in Alberta, is home to the World’s Largest Wagon Wheel and Pick. The 7-meter high roadside attraction was constructed to honor the travelers who journeyed through the area on their way to Dawson City during the gold rush. While you’re there, be sure to travel back in time by visiting the Fort Assiniboine Friendship Museum.”

Whatever season you visit Woodlands County you will find the outdoors to be unbelievably beautiful and the communities warm. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is something to do all year long. Woodlands is home to an abundance of hiking trails, picnic areas, campgrounds and many rivers and lakes for fishing or boating. Big game hunting is excellent in the fall, and the 220 mile groomed Golden Triangle trail winds it way through forested lands and uncut terrain for snowmobiles and quadders of all ages.

See Fort Assiniboine’s “Your Town” video (part of a series broadcast the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm during the News Hour on Global Edmonton).


Box 60
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N3


T: (780) 778-8400
F: (780) 778-8402


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Village of Wabamun

Located just 15 minutes west of the Town of Stony Plain and 30 minutes west of the City of Edmonton on Highway 16, Wabamun is situated on the northern shores of Lake Wabamun. Algae free it is the largest and cleanest recreational lake in the Capital region. We take great pride in our pleasant lakeside environment and enjoy a multitude of recreational, cultural and leisure activities right out our front door. Wabamun is unique among lakeshore municipalities because it provides water and sewer services along with garbage, organic and recycling front yard pick up, amenities vital for comfortable living all year round. We have a great public school system in our region, with a K to Grade Nine School in Wabamun and bussing access to a large composite high school only minutes away.

The library, museum, Waterfront Park, ball diamonds, soccer field, bowling alley, spray park, senior center, five new playgrounds, walking trails, community hall, new residential options and exciting future developments all make Wabamun a great community to live, work, play and raise a family in. Wabamun has it all – shopping, restaurants, auto service, car wash, laundromat, drug store, grocery store, post office, bank, beauty salon, tourist attractions, accommodations and service professionals. Wabamun is commutable to any area in the Capital region while maintaining its own brand of laid-back lakeside living. Wabamun is truly a community for all seasons and ages!

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Village Office
5217 – 52St.


T: (780) 892-2699


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