REGIONAL RESOURCES

We have complied a list of information resource links for you. We hope to make this a one-stop shop with extensive resources of information and links to the regional websites.

     Wainwright & District Chamber of Commerce

The Wainwright & District Chamber of Commerce Board & Members, would like to extend our greetings and outline the benefits our community has to offer.

Economically, Wainwright is a thriving community that is in a rapid growth stage given the tremendous opportunities arising from the CMTC expansion at Camp Wainwright, and the demand in the oilfield. Housing starts are flourishing, Wal-Mart opened in January and Tim Horton's in October 2007 and other commercial properties are breaking ground in 2008.  Local entrepreneurs are coming together to finance franchises and business/real estate ventures required to meet increasing demands placed upon the existing infrastructure.

In the community pages you will find information specific to relocating to, living in, do business & visiting the Wainwright Region.

Municipal District of Wainwright      

The M.D. of Wainwright has a diverse economy featuring agriculture, oil and gas and the military. Although these are the backbone of our economy, we continue to strive toward new ventures within our municipality. From the smaller family-run businesses to larger companies that call the M.D. of Wainwright home, our desire to develop and expand all that our municipality offers remains strong.

     Town of Wainwright

Wainwright is the major service center for the region and has much to offer including excellent quality of life amenities. We are a progressive community of 5500 with a historically stable economy and steady growth. Businesses in the region are strong and diverse reflecting what we have to offer.

Village of Chauvin      

In 1912, the Village of Chauvin was established when the railway was built in this area. Stores, churches and schools were built to serve the physical, spiritual and educational needs of the early settlers. 96 years later, we still strive to meet those needs. The community was originally a service center for the agricultural community, but today also serves a thriving oilfield.

Our Economic Development Committee is working to keep our businesses active and attract residents to the Village. Lots are for sale in a new subdivision. Our Dr. Folkins Community School had an official "Reopening" in November of 2001, following expansion and major renovation. Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will take advantage of this construction for years to come. Community donations played a major role in this project as they have in many other projects including the Community Hall, the Fire Department, our volunteer Ambulance and our Arena.

We are proud to be part of a community where people care about the welfare of all members.  We encourage you to not only visit our webpage, but also, to visit our village. And if you are looking to relocate to this area - why not consider living here.

      Village of Edgerton

The friendly oasis of the Village of Edgerton is nestled in rolling hills in the east-central part of Alberta, just inside the Saskatchewan border. Surrounded by rich agricultural land and steadily increasing oil and gas production, Edgerton is a great place to raise a family, a community with good old fashioned hospitality and all the conveniences of small town living.

Edgerton is a small community with a big heart. Smallness in size allows Edgerton to provide a quality of life that is not seen in larger centers - minus the hustle and bustle. You can experience country living without missing conveniences. In this technology age, rural remoteness is not a barrier but can be used to tremendous advantage. Through high speed wireless internet, there are open doors to enjoy rural living while still competing in a global market. We invite you to explore our site, learn about our picturesque community, and the people that truly make it a friendly oasis, and then pay a visit in person. We'd love to show you around.

Vist our website and you will find information about our history, culture, surrounding area, and related topics of interest that will help you to understand why Edgerton is a great place to visit, but an even greater place to call home. The Council of the Village of Edgerton is working hard to be progressive in community and economic development within our village. If you have a business idea or are considering relocation, we invite you to come and meet with us. We are interested in what you have to offer our community.


Village of Irma        

The Village of Irma is located within the Municipal District of Wainwright, 178 kilometres southeast of Edmonton and 29 kilometers northwest of Wainwright, in the heart of the beautiful rolling parkland of Battle River Country. Irma is situated on Highway 14 at the crossroads of Secondary Highway 881.

A safe, friendly town, just west of Wainwright on highway 14, with a k-12 school and a whole lot more!  Irma is a town of over 450 people located just 15 minutes west of Wainwright and 90 minutes east of Edmonton.

Our economy is supported mainly by agriculture, oilfield activity and the Wainwright Military Base.  Besides all the recreational activities, social events, museum, library and businesses located in Irma, why wouldn't anyone want to live here?

It's a small town, with a big hisitory. 

      CFB/ASU Wainwright

The Town of Wainwright and the surrounding areas have been very supportive of the military presence in this vicinity since 1941. Strong civil military bonds have emerged over these years. Land Force Western Area Training Centre (LFWA TC) is the Western Area centre of excellence for individual training. Wainwright is also home for the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC), the national centre of excellence for collective training. Wainwright is a location of choice to train, work, and live.  

Wherever you choose to live you will be residing in a vibrant and booming region proud of its rural roots.

Wainwright Military Family Resource      

       Town of Hardisty

Hardisty is located in East Central Alberta along Provincial Highway 13:

  • 112 km east of Camrose
  • 206 km south-east of Edmonton
  • 110 km west of the Saskatchewan border
  • 65 km South west from Wainwright and 40 Km West of Killam

Discover Hardisty, a progressive urban community located in the scenic Battle River Valley.  Rolling hills and farmlands that provide excellent habitat for native upland birds, whitetail and mule deer, moose and migrating ducks and geese surround the Town.

Town of Provost   

The town of Provost extends a warm welcome to you and your family! We are a progressive community with a population of approximately 2078 residents (2005 Municipal Census) in town and approximately 2635 in the surrounding municipal district.

The area is very active in the oil and gas industry with numerous new discoveries. The community is home to a number of oilfield service companies, many of them owned and operated by local residents. The community is also supported by mixed farming and we are proud of our many multi-generation farms.

       Town of Sedgewick

The Town of Sedgewick is located in Central Alberta along Highway 13 approximately 10 km east of Highway 36 and the Town of Killam.  While the town remains agriculturally based, the oil boom in Alberta has impacted the community as it has the rest of the province.  Oil and gas production and service now contribute significantly to Sedgewick’s economy.  

Town of Viking     

Set sail to the brilliant yellow canola seas, through lush green parkland, and you will arrive at Viking, an exciting port-of-call in Battle River Country. True to its name, Viking offers a vibrant spirit and a frontiersman's approach to new ideas. It is a land of heroes, with an ideal location and numerous attributes for tourism, recreation and business development.

Viking stands as a model family-oriented centre with strong agricultural roots and a vibrant business spirit. The founders of Viking and those who followed envisioned a community where families could work, learn, worship and play in a safe, nurturing environment. Today's town leaders celebrate that vision by ensuring that the citizens of Viking have access to the best educators, cultural facilities and recreational amenities. 

      Town of Killam

Killam is at the centre of and is a major retail centre in Flagstaff County, a region of 10 municipalities. Killam's trading area is approx. 10,000 people.  A clean, quiet community with a strong retail sector and excellant recreation facilities, including ice arena, indoor swimming pool, bowling, parks, walking trails, and ball park.

A thriving town in east-central Alberta with a population of 1,019 , Killam combines a modern urban lifestyle with the traditional values of a rural community.  Killam is situated at the junction of two major highways, #13 the alternate to the Yellowhead extending east and west, and #36 extending north and south.  In addition to serving the travelling public, economic activity revolves around the agriculture and oil and gas industries.