Welcome to Boyle
On behalf of the Council and residents of the Village of Boyle, I welcome you to experience the "Boyle Advantage".
The Village of Boyle is located on Highway 63, ninety minutes northeast of Edmonton, and is in an area where forestry, agriculture and natural resources are growing at an alarming rate. Situated within the Village is the Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. Planer and Saw Mill which produces 50 million board feet of lumber per year. Located 30 minutes northwest of Boyle is the Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Pulp Mill, the largest single-line kraft pulp mill in North America.
The Village of Boyle is proud of the progress within the Village as Boyle offers many amenities not normally found in a municipality of this size. With the recent completion of our school modernization and expansion, coupled with a new youth and fitness centre, we invite families looking for a place to plant some roots, to "come grow with us" and check out the affordable alternative in a community which still focuses on the "family unit".
The Village of Boyle, with a population of 918 people, is a small, thriving community in the County of Athabasca.It is the centre of one of the richest agricultural regions in Alberta, as well as being situated in the heart of a vast recreational playground.The area continues to be an annual haven for thousands of visitors from across Alberta and abroad.
The Village of Boyle is located in the County of Athabasca No. 12, in north-central Alberta. It is approximately 160 km northeast of Edmonton on Highway 63.
The economic base of the Boyle area is agriculture, forestry, tourism, and the retail/service trades.
For a complete listing of our business centres including hospitality, restaurants, accomodation, and general services visit our home page at www.villageofboyle.com and click on the Service Directory tab.
Major Businesses Products/Services
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. Forestry/Lumber
- Alberta Treasury Branch
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Distribution - Aquila Networks
Village of Boyle Gas System
Tel: 780-689-3643 or 780-689-4083
Tel: 310-2255 (Residential)
Tel: 310-3100 (Commercial)
The source of water is Aspen Regional WaterServices Commission.
Sewage treatment is provided by a lagoon system designed to handle a population of 1500.
Residential garbage is collected weekly.
|Municipal Tax Rate
|Education - Alberta School Foundation Fund Tax Rate
|Seniors Lodge Accommodation Tax Rate
Mill Rates 
- Residential - Public 15.58
- Residential - Separate N/A
- Non-Residential - Public 30.55
- Non-Residential - Separate N/A
The mill rate for farm land is 15.58.
Boyle has an airport with grass runway facilities and a 3000' x 60' runway. The nearest commercial and air freight service is at Edmonton International Airport.
Boyle is serviced by a Heavy Rail Service and Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc. has a spur line that joins the main line southwest of town.
Major connecting highways include Highway 63 to Edmonton [via Highway 28 or 28A] and Fort McMurray, Highway 55 to Lac La Biche and Saskatchewan, and Secondary Highway 663, which connects to Highway 2 to the west and Lac La Biche to the east. Also, Secondary Highway 831 joins Highway 63 at Boyle.
Numerous private trucking companies serve the Village of Boyle.
Couriers and Taxis
Loomis and Purolator provide service to the Boyle area.
The Village of Boyle is proud of all it has to offer its residents with respect to recreation and community facilities.
Our Arena (Millview Recreation Complex) was recently upgraded and now boasts a beautiful mezzanine and viewing area where people can sit comfortably and watch the activities on the ice surface. Boyle has a strong commitment to its youth and this is shown by the busy schedules kept by Boyle Minor Hockey. We also have an active "oldtimers" hockey team and other recreational hockey opportunities.
The Boyle Curling Club is very proud of its 3 sheet facility which is connected by way of a pedway to our Arena. A full kitchen facility is found on the main level, and the mezzanine and viewing area has an area for snacks and refreshments. The Curling Club hosts a Men's Bonspiel, Ladies Bonspiel and a Mixed Bonspiel every year and is kept busy with league play in between.
Summer recreation within the Village includes ball diamonds, skateboard park, and tennis courts. For outdoor enthusiats one doesn't have to travel far to enjoy all that our area has to offer. Swimming, boating, water skiing, trail riding, bike and hiking paths and camping facilities are available at Long Lake Provincial Park, Hope Lake, Skeleton Lake and North Buck Lake, all just a short drive from town. Flat lake, located just a few miles west of the Village, offers some of the best bird watching in Alberta. If golf is your game, you can enjoy a round at Skeleton Lake Golf Course, or at Long Lake Golf Course each of which are just a few minutes drive from town.
Winter offers opportunites for ice fishing, cross country and downhill skiing and snowmobile rallies within the immediate area, and with our Arena and Curling Rink always busy one never has to travel far to find activities.
We invite you to visit the Boyle Public Library which is located in the Community Centre.
Boyle has several service organizations, sports clubs and social groups and prides itself on its community participation.
Religious Services (Boyle & Area)
- Bethel Full Gospel Church
- Boyle Gospel Chapel
- St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church
- St. Paul's Anglican Church
- Boyle Seventh Day Adventist Church
- Boyle Ukrainian Catholic Church
- Boyle Greek Orthodox Church
- Gateway Community Church
Special Annual Events/Attractions
- Ladies Curling Bonspiel -- January
- Men's Curling Bonspiel -- February
- Mixed Curling Bonspiel -- March
- Lions Fiesta Days -- July
- Agriculture Society Annual Rodeo -- August
Boyle is part of the Aspen View Regional Division #19, headquartered in Athabasca [Tel: 780-675-7080].
Boyle Playschool operates two days per week out of the Boyle Community Centre.
Boyle School provides education services for Grades K to 12.
Boyle Employment Centre
5601 Railway Avenue, Boyle - Open Tues, Wed, Thurs 8-4:30pm, closed 12-12:30
Boyle residents are within easy commuting distance of Portage College [AVC], which has a satellite campus located in Athabasca and a main campus in Lac La Biche.
Athabasca University, located in Athabasca just 1/2 hour away from Boyle, offers distance education in several undergraduate degree programs, along with credit transfer arrangements to and from other institutions.
The Boyle Health Care Centre provides hospital services to Boyle residents. There is also a medical clinic, 1 dietician, 1 massagist, and senior citizens housing. A sub-office of the Aspen Health Services [regional health unit] is located in Boyle.
Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] programs are offered through the entire region. Contact
Services for handicapped/disabled persons are offered through Blue Heron Enterprises, Athabasca.
Boyle is served by a volunteer fire department [for information contact the Village Office at 780-689-3643) and for emergencies contact 780-689-3611.
Boyle is served by a local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] [Tel: 403-689-3622].
Local ambulance service is available [Tel: 403-689-4171].
Village of Boyle
- Medical Examiner-Coroner
- Provincial Court
- Canada Post
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Village of Boyle
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Boyle Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Johnson - Member of the Legislative Assembly [MLA]
4907 - 51 Street
Federal (Updated May 2006)
Member of Parliament [MP]
House of Commons