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Welcome to Hardisty ! If you are traveling along Highway 13, you should really stop in and Discover 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
  • 52° 40" Latitude, 111° 18" Longitude. Elevation: 625 m (2050')

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.

Hardisty a Recreation Paradise, offers a wide variety of activities for young and old alike:

  • Lake: Its very own lake park with sandy beach, playground, 47 campsites (37 with full hookups) and various amenities.
  • Golf:: 9 hole grass green golf course and licensed clubhouse.
  • Rodeo: Annual outdoor Rodeo.
  • Baseball - tournaments hosted on 3 ball diamonds.
  • Soccer: New soccer field.
  • Cross-country Skiing: Marked trails around the Town, and the Golf course.
  • Skating & Hockey: For all ages at our Arena.
  • Curling: Curling rink with 3 sheets of ice, annual bonspiels.
  • Annual Ice Carnival.
  • Various card playing activities.
  • Public Library
  • Community Hall that hosts various evenings of Entertainment.

The business community is pleased to offer every service or goods you may require. There is a variety of businesses ranging from automotive service to restaurants and accommodations, groceries, health and beauty aids and medical assistance provide your everyday needs.

The Battle River also offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Big game hunting, waterfowl flyway, or a hike in the hills. A canoe journey can start or end at Hardisty's other campground on the river.


Area Overview

The Town of Hardisty is a small urban community of approximately 761 with a shadow population of 250 people located in the scenic Battle River Valley on Highway 13. It is the centre of a hunter's paradise, with upland game, ducks and geese, mule and whitetail deer.

Hardisty Lake, which is in the Town limits, attracts many tourists from near and far. Hardisty is in the process of planning for future development and growth for their community.

Today, Hardisty is working towards revitalizing the Town as an attractive urban centre for living and working.

Hardisty appears to be a prime location for progressive development with lots of room for expansion of new businesses and industry.



The Town of Hardisty is located in the County of Flagstaff #29, in east-central Alberta, at the junction of Highway 13 and Secondary Highway 881.It is approximately 100 km southeast of Camrose.

Economic Base

Hardisty's major industry is oil and gas. In addition, Hardisty is surrounded by a good agricultural area for mixed farming of cattle and various types of grain. Tourism is also a factor in the Town's development.

Hardisty is situated in a rural, natural setting, and has a variety of advantages for business. Its natural resources of unlimited water, natural gas and good farmland are all assets to the Town. Hardisty has a lot of room for expansion of new businesses and industry.


Economic Facts

Hardisty has major companies located nearby, namely Enbridge Pipelines, which has the most easterly oil terminal in Alberta, Gibsons Petroleum Tank Farm, which holds crude
oil delivered by numerous pipelines, Flint Hill Resources.Husky, Terasen, Inter
Pipeline, CCS and EnCana.

Major Businesses Products/Services

  • Kinder Morgan
  • Enbridge Pipelines
  • Express Pipelines
  • Gibson Petroleum Co. - Crude Oil Holding Tanks
  • Husky Energy Operations
  • Hardisty Health Centre - Emergency Service, Long-term care
  • CCS
  • EnCana


Financial Institutions

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (24hr Instant Teller)
  • Alberta Treasury Branch - Agent
  • Wainwright Credit Union (24hr Instant Teller)



- Epcor Energy Services
- Tel: 310-4300, Fortis
- Tel: 310-9473 or 310-WIRE

- ATCO Gas
- Tel: 310-5678

- Telus
- Tel: 780-310-2255

- Water is supplied by four wells and is pumped into a 500,000 gallon reservoir, then into the water mains. Water is now treated for iron and manganese with a greensands filtration system.

-Solid waste removal services are provided by the Flagstaff Regional Solid Waste Management Association.



Mill Rates [2009]

Residential - Public 11.1141
Residential - Separate N/A
Non-Residential - Public 14.9141
Non-Residential - Separate N/A

Residential/Farmland Non-Residential
Municipal Tax Rate 11.1141 14.9141
Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate 2.6303 2.6303
Seniors Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate .1556 .1556



- The local airport has a paved and lighted 3,000 foot runway, NDB Tower and remote lighting system.

- Connecting highways are Highway 13 [west to Camrose east to Saskatchewan] and Secondary Highway 881[north to Wainwright via Highway 14].


  • Hyprr Hot Shot
  • Highway No. 13 Express
  • Gibson Petroleum
  • Highway No. 9

- Greyhound Bus Lines provides regularly scheduled inter-community service. Bi-West Tours and Hardisty Handy-Van also provide special trips.

COURIERS - Greyhound Courier Express, Priority Post, DHL (Loomis), Purolator


Community Lifestyle

Hardisty has its own recreational paradise, that being Hardisty Lake. Approximately 320 acres are designated for recreation, which includes a sandy beach, camping facilities, a 9-hole grass-green golf course, three ball diamonds and stampede grounds. The lake is used for boating and swimming. Hardisty offers a regulation size soccer field (pitch) with bleachers.

Hardisty also has a large recreation centre, consisting of a regulation sized arena, and a 3-sheet curling rink. In the winter, there are miles of cross-country ski trails through the lake park and along the banks of the Battle River. For the sportsman, upland game, geese, ducks, mule and whitetail deer are plentiful. Hunters from miles around come to the district for their limits.

The Community Centre has a seating capacity of 430, which can be used for various functions. Hardisty also has a fine library.

Hardisty has a wide range of community/recreation groups, including Toddler Inn Playschool, Library Board, Senior's Social Club, Legion, ECS (Kindergarten), K-Club, Parent Advisory, School Council, Community Hall Board, Elks, Royal Purple, Hospital Auxiliary, Bridge Club, Battle River Light Horse Association, Agricultural Society, Senior Citizens Apartment Board, Healthy Communities, Physician Recruitment, Cemetery Committee.

Sports clubs include the Figure Skating Club, Cross Country Ski Club, Rodeo Association, Golf Club, Curling Club, Trap Club, Ball Association, Minor Hockey, Nordic Ski Slub, Soccer Association, Ski-Board Club, Boxing Club and various dance clubs.


  • Hardisty Messianic Congregation
  • United Church of Canada


  • Family Day Celebration - 3rd Monday in Feb
  • Rodeo Weekend -- 2st in July
  • Ball Tournament - 4th week in August


  • Hardisty Inn
  • Hardisty Motel
  • Solitaire Lodge
  • Sodbuster Bed & Breakfast


  • ENG'S Dining Lounge
  • Close 2 Home Restaurant
  • Hardisty Lakeview Golf Club (seasonal)
  • MJ's Steak & Pizza



Hardisty is a part of the Battle River Regional School Division #31, headquartered in Camrose [tel: 780-672-6131].

- Allan Johnstone School [K-9] provides elementary and junior high school education to Hardisty. Senior high school students are bused to Central High Sedgewick Public School [10-12], located in Sedgewick.


 Toddlers Inn Playschool


Post Secondary



The Hardisty Health Care Center has 5 acute care beds and 14 long-term care beds, 1 Respite Bed. Hardisty also has a medical clinic, a health unit, a drug store, and home care services.

Health Unit and Home Care services are based from Sedgewick Health Unit.


Emergency Services

- Hardisty is part of the County of Flagstaff Fire Agreement and Municipal District of Provost Fire Services Agreement. The local volunteer fire department has approximately 20 members, two trucks and a rescue unit. [Tel: 911]

- Hardisty is served by the Killam detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP]. [Tel: 780-385-3502]

AMBULANCE SERVICES - Local ambulance service is available. [Tel: 911]


Community Services

Town Administration Office
4807 - 49 Street
Box 10
Hardisty, Alberta
T0B 1V0
Tel: 780-888-3623
Fax: 780-888-2200

Municipal Library

- Alberta Brand Inspection, Driver Examination

- Canada Post



- Hardisty has a moderate climate that enjoys four seasons, including warm summers and mild winters.


Key Contacts

Town of Hardisty
4807 - 49 Street
Box 10
Hardisty, Alberta
T0B 1V0
Tel: 780-888-3623
Fax: 780-888-2200
E-mail: town.office@hardisty.ca

Anita Miller

Alan Parkin

Provincial (Updated June 2011)
Dawna Allard
Regional Manager, South Central
Alberta Finance and Enterprise
T: 403.340.5302 | F: 403.340.5231 | E. dawna.allard@gov.ab.ca

Doug Griffiths
Member of the Legislative
Assembly [MLA] Wainwright

Constituency Constituency
Office #201, 1006 - 4 Avenue
T9W 2R3
Phone: (780) 842-6177
Fax: (780) 842-3171

Legislature Office
#130 Legislature Building 10800-97 Avenue Edmonton T5K 2B6 Phone: (780) 422-5369 Fax: (780) 422-5385

Federal (Updated 2006)

Leon Benoit, MP

Constituency Office:
P.O. Box 300
Mannville, Alberta
T0B 2W0
Phone: f(780) 763-6130 or 1-800-463-1194
Fax: (780) 763-6132
E-mail: benoil1@parl.gc.ca

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