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The County of Barrhead is open to development and ensuring sustainable growth while maintaining our excellent quality of life in this amazing rural environment. Please contact us for any assistance you may need in researching our community, and find further information listed below. We look forward to working with you!

Click here for our Community Investment Readiness Package! 

Click here for our Economic Indicators Package! 

 

Partnerships: We support economic development and partner regionally to develop opportunities through GROWTH Alberta. Many supports and services are available. For contact information and an excellent overview of their projects and accomplishments, see their website at www.growthalberta.com.

Statistics: Additional market research information, as well as demographic information, can be found at the Alberta Economic Development website at http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/labour-market-information/labour-market-outlook.aspx

The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada, click here

Finance: We have a full range of financial services, with quality professionals to serve business, farms and personal accounts. The following have institutions in the Town: Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Servus Credit Union, Clarica and ATB Financial.

Transportation:

  • Barrhead Johnson Airport, located near the Town of Barrhead, is vital to the region and services government travel, medical evacuations, search and rescue operations, RCMP transfers, training, industry, agriculture and recreation, with an annual estimated 300 aircraft movements. It has a 3500 foot runway, all weather facilities, a terminal with phone, water, fridge and stove, hangars and a keylock aviation fuel tank. It is also fitted with the Wide Area Augmentation System (GPS). This airport brings both economic and recreational benefits to our community.
  • Barrhead is situated on a major provincial corridor at the junction of Highway 33 and Highway 18. Highway 33, named the Grizzly Trail, is the shortest route to the Peace Country.
  • Local trucking firms serve the County of Barrhead in many capacities, from Agriculture to Business transport, oilfield and forestry, as well as goods to the north and west.
  • The Klondike Ferry Crossing is a cabled Ferry crossing the Athabasca River. This is one of the most historical visits in our community, nearing the Klondike Trail. It is one of the last operating ferries in Alberta.