Breathe the fresh air.  See the stars.  Take a road trip (heck, take a back road!) in our wide open spaces.  You’ll find friendly faces & a cheerful welcome in any of our  Special Areas Communities.


Village of Empress

Empress has artisans! The Village is nestled on the banks of the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan Rivers and boasts quaint art shops, dynamic desert vistas and welcoming people.

Village of Cereal

Farming and ranching are the heartbeat of this community. A solid farming heritage bolsters this historic village. Cereal Prairie Pioneer Museum showcases the stories and experiences of the people that have called this area home for over 100 years.

MD of Acadia No.34

Agriculture’s past and present stretch out in this rural municipality. Prairie Elevator Tea House and Museum, located in the hamlet of Acadia Valley offers an “elevating” experience featuring local art, history and refreshments.

Special Area #2, #3, #4

The Special Areas offers crisp air, open skies and endless prairie. As a setting for the family farm and charming hamlets, the soft flowing uplands contrast into deep badlands, coulees and river hills. While reflecting its semi-arid locale, the Special Areas boasts lakes and campgrounds in a quiet atmosphere.

Town of Oyen

Recreation and Oyen go hand in hand. Enjoy a round of golf at Oyen & District Golf Club or a day of play at Shirley McClellan Aquatic Center. This small town service center has many places to eat, play and stay.

Village of Veteran

Quaint accommodations provide the opportunity for visitors to relax and live the small town lifestyle in Veteran. Re-energize yourself with a western meal at Cattleman’s Cookhouse.

Town of Hanna

Hanna is home to one of the few remaining Canadian roundhouses and the best golf deal in Alberta on their 18 hole golf course. This imaginative and interesting small town is truly “Worth the Drive!”

Village of Consort

The historic Neutral Hills provides a backdrop for this “Village of Opportunity”. Discover the evolution of the ever essential community newspaper by visiting the Old Tyme Printing Museum or enjoy a dip in the Consort pool.

Village of Youngstown

Youngstown is conveniently located on hi-way 9 and is home to Dhamma Karuṇā- Alberta Vipassana Meditation Centre, a Rural retreat devoted to personal wellness.  The village is located near Blood Indian Dam, in Special Area No.3. 

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