County of Barrhead

The County of Barrhead is the centre of one of Alberta's richest agriculture areas, located approximately 100 km northwest of Edmonton. Agriculture remains the mainstay of the local economy, and the business community includes a number of new, value-added processors. Other economic bases include forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail services.

The County of Barrhead includes the Town of Barrhead and the Hamlets of Neerlandia, Manola, Thunder Lake and Campsie, and serves a trading area of more than 20,000 people.

OldBarrheadRich 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.

The County of Barrhead offers a terrific array of recreational opportunities, with beautiful lakes, scenic byways and special events that attract visitors to the Barrhead area from around the world. Facilities include one of the province's best golf courses, a busy ice arena, a bowling alley, numerous ball diamonds, an indoor swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor rodeo facilities.

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.              

Pembina River w Bridge2Plan 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

Website:  Lac Ste Anne County

Town of Barrhead

A short drive northwest of Edmonton, the Town of Barrhead provides a wonderful quality of life and all of the advantages of urban living in a scenic rural setting. Situated at the centre of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the province, Barrhead is surrounded by significant oil, natural gas, and forestry activities, including a bourgeoning coalbed methane industry.

Barrhead is located on Highway 33 "The Grizzly Trail"; the shortest route to the Peace River region. Being on a major north-south corridor and near the intersection of two primary highways and three secondary highways, the Town of Barrhead has strategic importance as a regional transportation hub. The area's well-maintained highways facilitate rapid distribution to Edmonton in the south, Swan Hills to the north, east to Westlock and west to Whitecourt.

WelcometoBarrheadThe St. Andrew's Cross in the town crest hearkens to Barrhead's Scottish connection. The picturesque town of 4,200 an hour and 10 minutes northwest of Edmonton is named after Barrhead, Scotland, the birthplace of James McGuire, one of the area's earliest settlers.


The Barrhead trading area represents over 20,000 people and supports nearly 500 businesses. Downtown Barrhead is a popular regional shopping destination and local companies are active in manufacturing, food-processing and agri-services. Regional exports are strong with over a dozen local firms offering regional, national and international freight and air transport services.

See Barrhead's "Your Town" video (part of a series broadcast the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm during the News Hour on Global Edmonton).


5014 - 50 Avenue
Barrhead, AB T7N 1A2
T: (780) 674-3301
F: (780) 674-5648

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Town of Legal


This vibrant community located just 50 kilometres north of Edmonton on Highway 651 is fast becoming one of the "communities on the move". Not only is Legal an ideal place to reside with the charm of country living on the doorstep of city amenities, it also boasts economic development opportunities, many as yet untapped.

Visitors are welcomed with a visual display of the town's strong cultural heritage. Over 35 murals depicting the history of the area sit proudly about the town which flourishes with the wonderful display of murals. They are a popular attraction, with tourists coming from around the world for a taste of Northern Alberta culture.

Summer visitors to Legal may have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful aroma and taste of freshly baked bread coming from a working open oven (le four a' pain) built as a replica of that used by our ancestors.

The annual festival known as the "Fête au Village" is held the last weekend of July and is an example of the community spirit that exists in the town. This well attended event is an opportunity for new visitors to celebrate the French culture of Legal's pioneers as well as an opportune time for a reunion of family and friend.



Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:30

5021 50 Street
Box 390
Legal, Alberta
T0G 1L0

T: (780) 961.3773
F: (780) 961.4133



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.

MayerthorpeRobert 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 Onoway

Onoway welcomes visitors to the"Hub of the Highways".

onoway welcomes you signIt is strategically located just 40 minutes west of Edmonton at the junction of Highways 37 and 43. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound, with both Lac Ste. Anne and a number of smaller lakes and natural areas in close proximity.

Annual events include a Fiddlers Jamboree, Night of Artists, Onoway Heritage Days, and an old-time Threshing Bee. Hockey, baseball and curling are all popular activities in Onoway, as are a number of other sporting and recreational activities. The Onoway Museum, Onoway Public Library, Onoway Heritage Centre and Onoway Community Hall are the cornerstones for cultural activities in the community. It's a wonderful town to explore!

4812 - 51 Street
Box 540
Onoway, AB
T0E 1V0
Ph: 780-967-5338
Fax: 780-967-3226
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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".

SwanHillsCurlingAt 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.

WestlockBloomsThe 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.

See Westlock's "Your Town" video (part of a series broadcast the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm during the News Hour on Global Edmonton).


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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Westlock County

Westlock County covers some of the most productive and prosperous land for mixed farming in Alberta. Major crops include wheat, barley, oats, canola and hay; and livestock operations include cattle, hogs, poultry, dairy, sheep and lambs. The County is also known for its fresh produce, grown in both fertile fields and modern greenhouses.

An excellent transportation network positions the County as a gateway to resource extraction, forestry and tourism activities in Alberta's North. The County is transected by three major highways, enjoys scheduled bus and railway freight service, and has an airport with an all-weather, 3400 foot runway that is jointly operated by the County and the Town of Westlock.

The industrial and commercial sector in Westlock includes sheet metal and rolled pipe manufacturing, feed milling, agricultural equipment sales, livestock auctioneering, transport trucking and oilfield services.

With good campgrounds, unique sand hills and lakes, rivers and streams teeming with jack pine, Westlock County offers a warm welcome to visitors - and great opportunities for residents.

WestlockGolfThe picturesque 6,537-yard par 71, 18-hole golf course near the Town of Westlock is considered one of the most challenging in northern Alberta. Trails adjacent to the course are open for hiking and cross-country skiing.


10336 106 Street
Westlock, AB  T7P 2G1
T: (780) 349-3346
F: (780) 349-2012

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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.

WagonWheelFort 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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