Some call it Alberta’s best-kept secret.
Others say northwest Alberta is the jewel in the crown.
Still others claim it as simply the best place to be.
Much of it is undiscovered, untamed, and all of it is home to rich, historical resources – both industry and its people.
Sparkling lakes fed by crystal clear rivers nestle in the mixed wood boreal forests. Wildlife is bountiful here, with moose the most abundant big game, closely followed by caribou, deer and buffalo.
The First Nations Communities and the indomitable pioneers, those who settled the area and those who return every year, define the bold, entrepreneurial spirit of the north.
The simple facts are:
- Natural resources abound – Oil and gas, and forestry are key drivers behind the boundless spirit and ingenuity of northern Albertans who call this unspoiled landscape home.
- The region spans more than 80,000 kilometres of spectacular forests, lakes and rivers including the Mighty Peace, one of Alberta’s largest and Canada’s most renowned rivers.
- Larger than New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island together, this region is home to 20,000 residents in the communities of Fort Vermilion, High Level, La Crete, Paddle Prairie, Rainbow Lake and Zama. Growth rates in the region have achieved in excess of 20 per cent.
Come discover why …