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The County of Barrhead realizes how important recreation is to social and physical health, and as a rural municipality, we work with the Town Recreation Department to provide top notch recreation facilities and programs to offer the community and its visitors!

A terrific array of recreational opportunities await the outdoors person, offering ample opportunity for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, hunting, skiddoing and quadding, wildlife watching, hiking, almost anything you can imagine! With the County encompassing parts of the Boreal Forest, Natural Sandhills Ecological area, as well as three rivers and many lakes, there are many activities for outdoor enthusiasts.


The Klondike Trail also crosses through the County, a large part of Alberta's rich history.

There are a variety of community and cultural events offered in the Town and County, including a minor mixed ball program, summer fun programs, trips, anniversary events, and fireworks. There are many rural and urban parks, as well as a paved walking trail that meaders through Town and out into the County along the scenic Paddle River.

We are well known for our golf facilities, the local golf courses include the Barrhead Golf and Recreation Area, which has a championship 18-hole course, driving range, recreational vehicle and camping sites, full lounge and fully stocked pro shop and the Paddle River Golf Course, which has a 9-hole course, lounge and restaurant and a pro shop, is located in the Town of Barrhead.

Within the Town, there is an aquatics centre opened in 2017, splash park, bowling alley, tennis courts, curling rink, indoor minigolf in the summer, indoor walking track, top of the line arena with excellent seating, and many active groups to keep other interests going strong, from dancing to judo to choir to community theatres, and the list goes on!