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Drayton Valley

Wainwright

Photos courtesy of Brazeau County and Town of Drayton Valley.

Location


133 km from Edmonton

Key Industries


Oil & gas, agriculture, forestry, and pulp mill

Population


Approximately 7,235 residents

Schools


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.

Facilities

AHS operates three facilities in Drayton Valley: the Drayton Valley Community Health Centre, the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre and Serenity House supportive living.

The Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre supports the widest range of healthcare services, including 24-hour emergency, diagnostic imaging, a cancer clinic, and dialysis unit. Diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, physical and occupational therapy, and a pharmacy support patients from initial diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The main hospital features 28 beds in acute care, 50 long term care, four restorative care beds, and a 12-bed secure supportive living unit.

The team at Drayton Valley’s hospital relies on open communication to ensure effective delivery of patient care. They meet weekly to ensure cross-discipline collaboration takes place between all departments. The team has an active social club that plans activities throughout the year. This site recognizes National Nursing Week and holds an annual service recognition tea where there is a formal presentation of certificates of appreciation.

The Community Health Centre houses public health programs, immunization, parent and child programs, addiction and mental health services, and acts as a hub for home care programs. Serenity House supportive living features a multidisciplinary team committed to seniors and long term care.

Grow your career through a range of relevant training delivered in-person or as webinars. In a small community, you can have the opportunity to work to your full scope of practice and be exposed to a variety of disciplines before you pursue advanced or specialized training to support your community’s needs.

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