Welcome to Rimbey
Welcome to the Town of Rimbey, "A Community On The Move". We are a thriving community of 2,378 people, located in Central Alberta. The Town was named after the Rimbey family of Illinois. In 1901, Samual Rimbey brought some 200 people from Kansas to settle on the northeast ridge of the beautiful Blindman River Valley. We hope the information contained within this profile is useful. If additional information is required, please contact the Town Office at (403) 843-2113.
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Rimbey's new aquatic centre
Rimbey is the centre of a thriving mixed farming and oil & gas region, and is the gateway to some excellent recreational facilities. Medicine Lake is located 40 km (25 miles) northwest of the town and provides many camping amenities, as well as boating and fishing. An abundant array of wildlife offers endless hours of enjoyment for photographers and nature-lovers.
Rimbey offers a lifestyle that is the envy of many communities. The town has a very sound economy and is blessed with having most services within the community. As you walk the streets of Rimbey, you will always be greeted by a hello and a smile from those you pass by.
Rimbey is located in Ponoka County, at the junction of Highway 53 and Highway 20 in west central Alberta.It is 55 km northwest of Red Deer, 143 km southwest of Edmonton and 208 km north of Calgary.
Town of Rimbey street map
The economic base of the region is natural gas processing, petroleum and agriculture. Resources available locally include oil, sulphur, sand/gravel, natural gas, coal and clay.
One of the major advantages of Rimbey is its location between Red Deer and Edmonton. Rimbey has a trading area of about 8,500 people, and is a 45 minute drive to Red Deer. Excellent highway, rail, and truck transport complement Rimbey's strategic location as a place to do business.
Some agricultural products produced in the Rimbey area include wheat, course grains, hay, beef cattle, poultry and hogs.
Our major businesses include Nikirk Brothers Contracting Ltd. (sand, gravel & concrete), Keyera (oil & gas) and the Rimbey Co-op Association. A full list of our businesses can be found on the Town of Rimbey webiste at www.rimbey.com.
Financial Institutions located in Rimbey include the Bank of Montreal, Community Savings and ATB Financial.
Wiring Service: FortisAlberta (Fortis Inc.)
Phone: 310-WIRE (310-9473)
Retail Service: EPCOR
Phone: 310-4300 (Alberta toll-free)
Retail Service: Enmax
Phone: 310-2010 (Alberta toll-free)
Phone: (403) 843-2474
Telus Phone: 310-2255 (Alberta toll-free)
The source of water is wells. The reservoir capacity, measured in treated substance, is 2,272 cubic metres.
Sewage treatment is provided by a two lagoon system. The lagoon north of Town includes 4 anaerobic ponds and 3 storage ponds. The system to the south of Town consists of an aeration system with 2 cells providing aeration and 2 storage ponds.
Residential garbage is collected once per week, while commercial and industrial garbage is collected twice per week. The Town also runs a "clear bag" composting program from May until October for residents wishing to dispose of their grass shavings.
The Rimbey Lions Recycling Depot accepts corrugated cardboard, newsprint, office type paper and envelopes, all magazines and glossy paper, glass jars and bottles. This project is jointly operated by the Town of Rimbey and the Rimbey Lion's Club. Volunteers who wish to participate in paper sorting are welcome. Each year 160 to 170 tonnes of materials and 10 to 12 tonnes of glass are saved from landfill.
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Rimbey Municipal Airport has a 900 metre runway and all-weather facilities. Rimbey's airport is located at 52° 40'N 114° 14' W, a two miles from Town.
Flight planning, NOTAM and weather are available at Red Deer FSS - (403) 886-4547.
While fuel, oil, storage of aircraft and servicing are unavailable at this time, there is a telephone in the terminal, transportation, eating and accommodation facilities are available in town.
The airport is lit using a rotating beacon, lighted windsock and medium intensity on runway, taxiway and parking apron. Landing lights, dusk to dawn, are controlled by photo-electric cell or aircraft radio signal.
The nearest commercial and air freight services are at Red Deer and at Edmonton International Airport.
Rimbey is served by a Canadian Pacific Railway branch line. Spur trackage is available.
Connecting highways are Highway 53 and Highway 20. The Highway 2 corridor is just over 40 kilometres East of Rimbey.
Phone: (403) 843-2266
Hi-Way 9 Express Ltd.
A van passenger service is available twice daily (Monday to Friday) to Red Deer.
Departure from Rimbey:
9:00 a.m. - drop off Greyhound Bus Depot, Red Deer
1:30 p.m. - drop off Greyhound Bus Depot, Red Deer
Departure from Red Deer (Greyhound Bus Depot):
12:30 p.m. – drop off Rimbey
4:00 p.m. – drop off Rimbey
For booking and price information, call (403) 843-2266.Please note this service is not wheel chair accessible.
Loomis and Purolator Couriers, Greyhound Courier Express
The Town of Rimbey and the surrounding area have a full range of top quality facilities. Whatever your sport - golfing, swimming, racquetball, bowling, tennis, curling, baseball, hockey, skiing, etc. you can do it all in Rimbey! Recreational activities offer easy accessibility at very affordable rates. Or you may wish to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of our many parks.
Rimbey is situated close to the Blindman River and within 30 minutes driving time to 4 major lakes. Camping facilities include The Nesting Place in Rimbey, Gull Lake area and Open Creek Dam.
Rimbey has over 80 community groups, clubs and organizations that are involved with all aspects of social, recreational, community and religious activities. Our community spirit is evident by the success of their many projects. Some groups include the
Chamber of Commerce, Kinsmen Club, 4-H Clubs, Lions/Lioness, Masons, and the
Royal Canadian Legion/Legion Auxiliary. A full list of the community clubs in the Rimbey area can be found on our website at www.rimbey.com.
- Anglican Church of Epiphany
- Catholic Parish of St. Margaret
- Christian Reformed Church
- Church of God in Christ
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Hoadley Evangelical Missionary Church
- Rimbey Alliance Church
- Rimbey Church of the Nazarene
- Rimbey Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
- Rimbey New Life Fellowship
- Rimbey United Church
- Seventh Day Adventist Church
- Zion Lutheran Church
Local attractions include the Historical Pas-Ka-Poo Park and the Smithson International Truck Museum.
Rimbey has numerous events throughout the year, including the Rimbey Rodeo in June and the Horticultural Show in August. For a complete list of events, please refer to the Rimbey Events Calendar.
Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel
5501 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-2999
4930 - 51st St.
Phone: (403) 843-2221
4714 - 51st St.
Phone: (403) 843-2294
Rimbey Motor Inn
5117 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-3725
Rimbey Super 8 Motel
5702 - 43rd St.
Phone: (403) 843-3808
A & W Restaurant
5702 - 43rd St.
Phone: (403) 843-4524
4930 - 51st St.
Phone: (403) 843-2221
Happy Valley Restaurant
5018 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-2133
James Grill & Bar
5030 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-3236
4901 - 50 St.
Phone: (403) 843-4243
Rimbey Co-op Mall Restaurant
4601 - 51st St.
Phone: (403) 843-2258
Roger's Drive-In Restaurant
4717 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-3805
Roma Express 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta
4905 - 51st St.
Phone: (403) 843-2228 or 843-2229
5061 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-4825
Rimbey is part of the Wolf Creek Regional School Division #72, with headquarters in Ponoka.
Wolf Creek School Division #72
Phone: (403) 783-3473
Fax: (403) 783-3483
Rimbey Elementary School (K-6)
Rimbey Junior/Senior High School (7-12)
West Country Outreach School
Bluffton School & Kindergarten
The Rimbey Nursery School offers play based programs for children 3-5 years old.
Rimbey Christian School - private school offering grades E.C.S. to 12.
Rimbey residents have access to a number of Alberta post-secondary institutions offering distance and in-class programs:
Red Deer College in Red Deer
Olds College in Olds
SAIT in Calgary
NAIT in Edmonton
University of Calgary in Calgary
University of Alberta in Edmonton
Rimbey offers its residents a full range of health and support services, which are staffed by caring and supportive personnel.The Acute Care Hospital, Nursing Home, Lodges and Community Based Services fulfil the majority of the community's needs.Other medical services include 6 doctors, medical clinic, health unit, dentists, and a physiotherapy clinic.
Key healthcare facilities:
Rimbey Community Health Centre - 4709 - 51 Ave, (403) 843-2288
Rimbey Medical Clinic - 5046-49 Ave, (403) 843-2256
Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre - 5228 - 50 Ave, (403) 843-2271
Rimbey is served by a 20-member volunteer fire department, and has 2 pumper units, 1 water truck, and 1 rescue van.
Rimbey is served by a 5-member local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). To contact the local RCMP for a non-emergency, call (403) 843-2224 or visit 5117 - 50th Street.
Associated Ambulance Service is located at 5014 - 49 Ave in the Town of Rimbey. Non Emergency: (403) 843-2998.
For more information, visit Rimbey's Community & Protective Services.
To contact Rimbey Emergency Services, call 911.
Town of Rimbey
Phone: (403) 843-2113
Fax: (403) 843-6599
Rimbey Municipal Library
4938 - 50th Ave.
Phone: (403) 843-2841
Blindman Handivan Society
Transportation for local and out of town seniors and handicapped people. A small fee is charged for these trips. Appointments required. To contact the Blindman Handivan Society, call (403) 843-7733
Rimbey Neighbourhood Place
We provide support and direction for families who are unsure of where to turn. We work to assist persons to overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their goals. To contact Neighbourhood Place, call (403) 843-4304.
Family and Community Support Services
Home support and personal care services. Volunteer Programs: Meals on Wheels, Visiting, Transportation, Income Tax. Palliative Care and Seniors Information & Referral service. Food Bank, Adult Day Support, Community Kitchen, Parenting and Grief Support Groups. Medical Alert systems. Family Resource Center lending library. Information and referral to community groups. To contact FCSS, call (403) 843-2030.
- Community and Occupational Health
- Public Works, Supply and Services
- Recreation and Parks
- Provincial Court
- Solicitor General
Canada Post Office
Phone: (403) 843-3230
Services for Children
Out of School Care Program
Big Brother Big Sister Program
Parent Link Centre
Rimbey Nursery School
Like most Alberta communities, Rimbey enjoys four seasons. Perfect for winter and summer activities alike.
Town of Rimbey
Tel: (403) 843-2113
Fax: (403) 843-6599
Chief Administrative Officer
Provincial (Updated May 2013)
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
Regional Manager, South Central Region
T: 403.340.5302 | F: 403.340.5231 | E. email@example.com
MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
P.O. Box 1626
Bay 4, 117 Centre Street South
Canada T0M 1X0
Phone: (403) 638-5025
Fax: (403) 638-5026
724 Legislature Annex
9718 107 Street
Canada T5K 1E4
Phone: (780) 422-2036
Fax: (780) 422-1671
Federal (Updated May 2013)
Member of Parliament [MP]
House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 995-8886
Fax: (613) 996-9860
6-4612 - 50th Street
Telephone: (403) 783-5530
Fax: (403) 783-5532