The Town of Hardisty is located in the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) region. BRAED is a partnership of communities in East Central Alberta whose purpose is to work cooperatively and voluntarily to address community economic development issues from a regional perspective.
Hardisty is located in Flagstaff County, 111 kilometres from the Saskatchewan border, near the crossroads of Highway 13 and Highway 881 in the Battle River Valley. We are in the center of a hunter’s paradise, with upland game, ducks, geese, mule and whitetail deer. Hardisty Lake, which is in the town limits, attracts many tourists from near and far. Our continued development and growth for the community includes working towards revitalizing the town as an attractive urban centre for living and working.
The Hardisty Economy
Hardisty’s major industry is oil and gas. In addition, Hardisty is surrounded by a good agricultural area for mixed farming of cattle and various types of grain. Tourism is also a factor in the town’s development. Hardisty is situated in a rural, natural setting, and has a variety of advantages for business. Its natural resources of unlimited water, natural gas and good farmland are all assets to the town. Hardisty has a lot of room for expansion of new businesses and industry.
|In the labour force||305||67.00%|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||50||16.39%|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||25||8.20%|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||0||0.00%|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||0||0.00%|
|Sales and service occupations||55||18.03%|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||40||13.11%|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||0||0.00%|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||35||11.48%|
Oil and Gas
Numerous opportunities exist due to our proximity to the “Hardisty Hub”, the central pipeline hub where the majority of Alberta’s oil production converges for transportation to North American and worldwide energy markets. Several major energy companies already conduct business in the region including Enbridge Pipelines, Express Pipelines, Gibson Petroleum and Husky Energy operations, to name a few.
Agriculture is a main driver of our economy. Grain farming in the area is very strong, with all varieties of crops being grown. Coarse grains such as wheat, oats, barley, canola and other oil seed crops of high quality and quantity grow well in the Hardisty region due in large part to rich soils and a temperate climate. Cattle and hog production is also a major contributor to the economic stability of the area.
Hardisty is the service center for a large mixed farming district. As such, we offer services and comforts one might expect from living in a larger community. The Town boasts an array of retail business and services ranging from our department store, grocery and convenience stores, florists, pharmacies and antique shops to automotive, financial and personal services to meet everyone’s needs.
The Town of Hardisty is located in Flagstaff County at the junction of Highways 13 and 881 and in close proximity to the junction of Highways 13 and 872. The Town is located near the High Load Corridor (Highways 36 and 14) and is part of the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor. The local airport has a paved and lighted 3,000 foot runway, NDB Tower and remote lighting system.
Making Hardisty Home
|Median age of the population||41.6|
|Total number of census families in private households||175|
|Total number of private households by tenure||225|
|Average value of dwellings ($)||$269,974|
|Average income $||$46,505|
|Average household total income $||$92,549|
The Hardisty Health Centre offers services in acute and continuing care, 24-hour emergency, and X-Ray. The Centre has five acute care beds, 14 long-term care beds and a respite bed. Hardisty also has a medical clinic, drug store, home care services, as well as a centre for mental health and counseling. Health unit and home care services are based out of the Sedgewick Health Unit. Regional municipalities also offer mental health, family services, rehab, massage therapy, chiropractors and optometry.
Hardisty is part of the Battle River School Division #31. Kindergarten & Grades 1 to 12 are taught at Central High Sedgewick Public School. It is the mandate of the board of Education of the Battle River regional Division #31 to provide the best possible educational opportunities for children from the elementary to high school levels.
In addition to the regular academic program, numerous extra-curricular opportunities exist, and we encourage all students to participate fully in their grade school experience to make these years as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Harsdisty is close to the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, located in Camrose. In addition, the Battle River School Training Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation providing college credit courses to rural Albertans within Flagstaff County and the Battle for Economic Development.
With a growing economy comes the need for quality housing. Hardisty has affordable housing and is a community full of recreational variety and opportunity. Nearby realtors are ready to assist you.
Hardisty offers a wide variety of services, organizations and clubs that help to support, strengthen and bring our community together. From health, education and social support, to agricultural societies, sports clubs, youth groups and organizations of all varieties, you will find a group or service that will help enrich your life in the community. We have full 911 service and:
- Hardisty is served by the Killam detachment of the RCMP;
- The Hardisty Fire – Rescue Department provides fire services to the town and surrounding rural areas;
- The safety of all residents within Flagstaff County is ensured through a Municipal Emergency Plan;
- Regional ambulance services
Hardisty Lake is our own recreational paradise. The lake includes a sandy beach, camping facilities, a nine-hole grassgreen golf course, three ball diamonds and stampede grounds.
Hardisty also has a large recreation centre, consisting of a regulation sized arena, and a three-sheet curling rink. In the winter, there are miles of cross-country ski trails through the lake park and along the banks of the Battle River. For the sportsman, upland game, geese, ducks, mule and whitetail deer are plentiful. Hunters from miles around come to the district.
The Town of Hardisty
4807 – 49 Street Box 10
Hardisty, AB T0B 1V0
Phone: (780) 888-3623