Photos courtesy of Brazeau County and Town of Drayton Valley.
133 km from Edmonton
Oil & gas, agriculture, forestry, and pulp mill
Approximately 7,235 residents
Kindergarten to grade 12
Just east of the Town of Drayton Valley, the North Saskatchewan River curves through steep, rocky dales to the Eagle Point Provincial Park, located in Brazeau County. Widely used by locals and visitors alike, Eagle Point, along with the Brazeau reservoir, is a popular spot for trail riders on horseback and ATVs, paddlers and boaters, hikers, bikers, and wildlife watchers angling to catch a glimpse of ospreys on their migratory route, or one of the bears or moose that range here year-round.
In town, you’ll find all the essential services needed for modern living, including health care, restaurants, and retail stores. There is a local movie theatre, bowling alley, indoor swimming pool, six golf courses, and a ski hill.
The Omniplex is the major recreational facility in town, which encompasses three multi-purpose facilities under a single roof. Cheer on the Drayton Valley Thunder hockey team at one of the two regulation-size hockey arenas, catch a workout at the fitness facility or boxing gym, or head down to the meeting facilities for a conference or trade show. The adjacent grounds feature five baseball diamonds, a soccer field, full-service campsites and the rodeo grounds.
If a small-town or rural lifestyle close to nature appeals to you, Drayton Valley may just be the right fit for you.
To learn more about living and working in this community, visit the Drayton Valley website.