Come and see what we have to offer. Discover the regions excellent quality of life and small town charm. Come and see why it is such a great place to live, work and do business.

TODAY'S TOP REASONS you should consider MOVING:
  • Wainwright placed 1st in the 2007 price comparison study. Alberta Economic Development completed a place-to-place price comparison study of 34 communities across Alberta, including Wainwright.
  • With the small town feel, everything you need within a five-minute drive, it is no wonder why the soldiers here prefer this base to other larger locations.
  • Talk with the people who work and live here and let them explain in their own words what it is about Wainwright that makes it so great.

    - Corporal Deanne Brisebois, a clerk at the Base orderly room said, “this is a great place for families, it is a small town so you can trust the neighborhood. The kids can walk to school here where you might not want them to in a city.”

    “There are a lot of military people choosing to retire here,” he said. “Wainwright is small, quiet - it has everything they want.” said Directeur Steve Mazerolle, the directeur of the ecole the francophone Ecole St. Christophe.

    “We love it here. My kids love the school, there is a lot for them to do, hockey, gymnastics… it’s all in the same building. You don’t have to drive all over the place.” Proximity to most major facilities is quite important to MCpl Johnson who is a proud 'Hockey Mom.'
  • RRRoll up the rim for Wainwright Tim Hortons and the 51,000 square foot Canadian Tire Opened in October 2007.
  • Wainwright's 103,000 square foot Wal-Mart store opened January 24 2007.
  • The Town of Wainwright saw huge growth over the past couple of years, with development being the number-one success story. In 2007 there were $50 million in projects, which is more than double the old record of $23 million from 2006.
  • Major projects that were issued development permits in 2007 were: Points West Living Supportive Housing Complex, Eastalta Coop Grocery Store, Fischer Apartment Condo and The Brick, just to name a few.
  • Nearly thirty-six million dollars have been spent in residential development in 2007. The 80 residential homes that have been developed, or are being developed, hit the $35,650,000 mark.
  • Wainwright’s Baier subdivision will see a new three-storey apartment building on 11th Ave. and 26th Street. The apartment building will take up five residential lots within an R3 (residential 3) zone, which allows for multi-family dwellings such as apartment buildings.

You're under your new roof at last and busy unpacking, but there's still a lot to take care of don't forget to Contact the Wainwright & District Chamber of Commerce to notify us of your arrival, at that time we will activate your complementary 3-month newspaper subscription and arrange for our Welcome Service Hostess to visit you at your convenience. If you have any question or require information you haven't found ask the Chamber for assistance.