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Welcome to Ryley

Ryley is a village 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.

The Village of Ryley, once called Equity, is a small community located 50 Minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14 in the center of Beaver County. Primarily serving as an agricultural center in an area of grain and cattle production, Ryley has a variety of local businesses geared to the needs of local farmers, and also supports the prolific Alberta oil and gas industry. Recreational, cultural and business opportunities abound in our friendly rural community.

The Ryley Economy

Primarily serving as an agricultural center in an area of grain and cattle production, Ryley has a variety of local businesses geared to the needs of local farmers.

Labour Snapshot

Totals %
In the labour force 235 62.70%
Participation rate 62.70%
Unemployment rate 10.60%
Management occupations 20 8.51%
Business, finance and administration occupations 50 21.28%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 0 0.00%
Health occupations 25 10.64%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 10 4.26%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 4.26%
Sales and service occupations 25 10.64%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 70 29.79%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 10 4.26%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 15 6.38%
Oil and Gas

Ryley is strategically located on Highway 14, a High Load Corridor, and is in close proximity to Edmonton. The village is also near the South Athabasca Oil Sands area, which has a projected production of over 3.4M barrels of oil per day. Reasonable land costs, developed infrastructure, a large labour force and direct access to markets make Ryley a wise choice for investment and opportunity in the oil and gas industry.


Ryley’s commercial services are geared largely towards the agricultural sector. Mixed crops in the region include coarse grains such as wheat, oats, barley, canola and other oil seeds. The region is home to greenhouse operations and is home to a large number of cattle, dairy, hog and poultry farms. As such, the village has a variety of local businesses aimed at meeting the needs of local farmers.


CFB Wainwright, 30 km away, is one of the busiest Army bases in Canada. It is home to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre, and the preferred training ground for the Army’s field units based in Edmonton. The military population averages between 500 and 1,000 members and the operations of the base provide many opportunities to serve the base’s procurement needs.


Ryley is located in East Central Alberta on Highway 14 between the Towns of Tofield and Viking. Connecting highways are Highway 14 and Secondary Highway 854. We are on the High Load Corridor (Highway 14) and are served by a CN Railway main line. The two nearby local airports are located in Tofield and Viking. The nearest commercial and air freight facilities are available at Edmonton International Airport.

Business Taxes

The non-residential municipal tax rate in Ryley is: 21.5150
Alberta general corporate tax rate: 12%
Alberta small business tax rate: 2%
Annual Business Limit (ABL)/Small Business Threshold: $500,000
Canadian general corporate tax rate: 15%
Canada small business tax rate: 10%
Canadian Small Business Threshold: $500,000

Making Ryley Home

Totals %
Population 483
Median age of the population 45.6
Total number of census families in private households 130
Total number of private households by tenure 210
Owner 170 80.95%
Renter 35 16.67%
Average value of dwellings ($) $176,290
Average income $ $42,448
Average household total income $ $72,385
Residential municipal tax rate 10.5412%

There is a variety of housing options on and around the Village of Ryley. When Searching for a house in Ryley you will notice that our friendly, active community also features very affordable housing options compared to urban centres.

Education is a vital part of our community. Ryley schools are part of the Battle River School Division. Local schools include:

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census on Education, over 50% of Ryley residents have a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Nearby post-secondary and training options include:

There are numerous recreation Facilities in the Village of Ryley as well as Community Organizations. Recreation facilities within the village include a first-class community center, which holds up to400 people and is the site of the Village Market held every first Thursday of every month. Ryley District Museum traces the changes in village and farm life over the decades within the walls of the museum, which is housed in two county schools joined together.

Make a splash at the newly renovated indoor Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, which is administrated by the Beaver Heritage and Agricultural Society. The village has excellent shale ball diamonds with an RV Park nearby, outdoor skating rink, a three sheet curling rink, a new Skate/BMX Park and two playgrounds for the children. At the south end of main street where the CN station once stood you will find a beautiful park complete with a rubber walking path and a gazebo.

Contact Ryley

Village of Ryley Office
5005 – 50 Street P.O. Box 230
Ryley, AB, T0B 4A0
Main Phone: (780) 663-3653
Fax: (780) 663-3541