Welcome to Wainwright
Wainwright is a strong, vibrant community located in East Central Alberta near the beautiful Battle River valley and is the major service center for the region. We are a progressive community of 5775 (plus 650 at CFB Wainwright) with a historically stable economy and steady growth.
Our history is rich and is highlighted throughout the area. We have a variety of things to see and do on your visit, as well as having excellent quality of life amenities. Businesses in the region are strong and diverse reflecting what we have to offer. We invite you to come and Join The Action!!!
Wainwright was incorporated as a town in 1910. At the time, Buffalo National Park was located immediately south of town, which was used to preserve the endangered bison. In 1940, the animals were removed and the land was turned over to the Department of National Defence, who established a training camp known as Base Wainwright. Base Wainwright, which has been extensively developed over the years and is now Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, is one of the primary training areas in Canada, regularly hosting international exercises.
Today, Wainwright is a thriving community of 5,775 people. In addition to the defence industry, oil and gas as well as agriculture has resulted in Wainwright experiencing steady growth, a trend expected to continue in the future.
The Town of Wainwright is located in the Municipal District of Wainwright #61, 200 km southeast of Edmonton, 106 km southwest of Lloydminster, and 400 km northeast of Calgary.
The major economic activities in the area include agriculture, oil and gas production and distribution, the Canadian Forces Base Wainwright (Base Wainwright), and associated support services.
Please visit our business directory at www.wainwright.ca
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Retailer: Utilities Consumer Advocate at 310-4-UCA (310-4822) www.uca.gov.ab.ca/175.html
Distributor: FortisAlberta: 310-WIRE (310-9473) (Alberta & BC) OR 1-866-717-3113
Town of Wainwright
1018 - 2nd Avenue
Telus Communications Inc.
Telephone: Residential 310-2255 Business 310-3100
The source of water is the Battle River, treated at the Canadian Forces Base Wainwright (plant capacity up to 30,000). The Town's reservoir capacity is 12,000 cubic metres.
Sewage treatment is provided by aerated lagoons. Wainwright has provision for the disposal of chemicals. Waste Management has been contracted to provide garbage collection services. Garbage is collected weekly for residential as well as commercial/industrial users.
Mill Rates 
Residential 8.8267 Non-Residential 12.8560
The Wainwright Municipal Airport has all weather facilities and night service. The runway length is 915 metres.The nearest commercial air service is in Lloydminster, 101 kilometres northeast of Wainwright.
Wainwright is served by the Canadian National Railways TransCanada Main Line. Spur trackage is available. Passenger service is available with VIA Rail.
Connecting highways are Highway 14 to Edmonton [west] and Saskatchewan [east], and Highway 41[north-south].
- Al's Hotshot & Trucking Services Ltd.
- B&R Eckel's Transport
- Brenson Trucking
- H&E Oilfield Services
- Holt Transport
- Roseneau Transport
Charter bus services is available through Bison Bus Ltd.
Couriers and Taxis
Greyhound Courier Express, Priority Courier, Loomis, Purolator Couriers
Taxi companies include Allens Taxi, Bargain Taxi, Burkes Courier, Choice Cabs, M&S Taxi, On Time Delivery and Wright Taxi
Local recreational facilities include Peace Memorial Park [ball diamonds, tennis courts, playground, basketball practice court], Wainwright and District Communiplex [swimming pool, whirlpool, weight training, racquetball/squash courts, dance studio, and community theatre], Wainwright Curling Club, Wainwright Public Library, Tory Heights ball diamonds, Wainwright Golf and Country Club [18 holes], Rotary Splash Park, 16 parks, 8 outdoor skating rinks, and a 13 acre soccer park.
Attached to the Communiplex is the Peace Memorial Multiplex which houses 2 NHL-size ice surfaces, an indoor running track, and climbing wall.
Dr. Middlemass Park and Picnic Area, located in Wainwright, has 24 serviced sites. Nearby recreational facilities include Arm Lake Recreational Area [golf, camping, fishing], a firing range, and the Riverdale Mini-Park [golf, camping, swimming].
Wainwright has a wide range [over 50] of local sports clubs and community organizations to suit the residents' needs, from minor hockey and baseball to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Girl Guides/Scouts, and the Royal Canadian Legion.
- Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
- Canadian Martyrs Chapel (Catholic)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Church of the Nazarene
- Evangelical Free Church
- Jehovah's Witnesses
- Peace Lutheran Church
- Presbyterian Church
- Saint Paul's Chapel (Protestant)
- St. Thomas Anglican Church
- United Church of Canada
- Wainwright Pentecostal Assembly
Special Annual Events/Attractions
Tourist attractions include Base Wainwright, Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock, Wainwright Museum, Railway Park, Petroleum Park, Historic Main Street, Buffalo statue, Koroluk Landslide, Wainwright Stampede, Agricultural Fair, and the Clock Tower Cenotaph.
- Best Western
- Bio Vista Motel
- Bison Motel
- Callaghan House
- Day's Motel
- Plains West Motor Inn
- R&R Inn & Suites
- Springs Motor Inn
- Wainwright Ramada
- A&W express
- Anna's Restaurant and Esso
- Boston Pizza
- Buffalo Springs Inn Restaurant
- Burger Baron
- Domino's Pizza
- Donair Stop
- EastAlta Co-op Coffee Shop
- Four Seasons Restaurant
- The Galleria
- Highway Traffic Cafe
- Honey Pot Eatery & Pub
- Husky House and Gas Liner
- Jack's Place
- Juice Junkeez
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
- Little Haven Emporium
- Long's Take Out Food
- Park Hotel
- Royal Restaurant
- T&T Grill
- Tim Hortons
- Tony's Pizza & Ribs
- Wainwright Steak House
- 1979 Taphouse & Grill
Wainwright is part of the Buffalo Trail Regional School Division #28, headquartered in Wainwright [telephone: 780-842-6144], and the East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Regional Division #16, headquartered in Wainwright [telephone: 780-842-3992].
Preschool programs are available - Little Steps Preschool/Jr. Kindergarten [telephone: 780-842-3808], Wainwright Playschool Association [780-842-6085].
Exploring Wonders Daycare 780-842-9683
MFRC Child Development Centre 780-842-1363 ext 1248
Wainwright Children's Centre 780-842-3161
Vermilion Family Dayhome Program 780-853-6190
Public schools located in Wainwright include Wainwright Elementary School [K-6] and Wainwright Junior & Senior High School [7-12].
Blessed Sacrement School provides educational services for grades K to 12. French Ecole Saint-Christophe provides schooling in french for grades K to 10
Parent Link Centre Wainwright 780-842-2585
Post-secondary education is available from the Wainwright Council For Adult Lifelong Learning and Wainwright LEARN and Lakeland College.
Wainwright's hospital needs are served by the Wainwright Health Care Complex, which has 25 active care beds and 65 long-term care beds.
Other health services include 8 doctors, 2 medical clinics, 1 health unit [East Central Regional Health Authority], 1 chiropractor, 3 dental clinics, 1 denturist, 3 eye centers, 1 senior citizens lodge, 3 Senior Citizens Self Contained Apartments and 1 supportive living/life lease apartment complex.
ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH 911
The Wainwright and District Fire & Rescue Department is a well-trained and well-equipped volunteer department comprised of 27 members who are responsible for the provision of fire protection services, fire prevention programs and rescue services.
The Town of Wainwright contracts the RCMP to provide police services within our community. The Town provides the RCMP with the detachment building and clerical staff. The RCMP's mission is to preservice the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service through community based policing. [RCMP] [telephone: 780-842-4463].
Local ambulance service is available.
Town of Wainwright
1018 - 2nd Avenue
Telephone: 780-842-3381 Fax: 780-842-2898
Member of Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament AFSC Agriculture and Food
Attorney General [Provincial Court] East Central Communities Futures Corp.-Viking
Family and Social Services
Forestry Lands and Wildlife
Public Works, Supply and Services
Alberta Community Development
National Defence - Canadian Forces Base Wainwright
Farm Credit Corporation
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Town of Wainwright
1018 - 2 Avenue
Regional Manager, South Central
Alberta Finance and Enterprise
T: 403.340.5302 | F: 403.340.5231 | E. email@example.com
Honourable Doug Griffiths (PC)
MLA for Battle River-Wainwright/Minister of Municipal Affairs
#201, 1006 - 4 Avenue
Phone: (780) 842-6177
Fax: (780) 842-3171
#130 Legislature Building
Phone: (780) 422-5369
Fax: (780) 422-5385
BENOIT, Leon Earl (Conservative)
House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 992-4171
Fax: (613) 996-9011
5004 - 49th Street, Professional Building, P.O. Box 300
Telephone: (780) 763-6130 1-800-463-1194
Fax: (780) 763-6132