Town of Hardisty
A Recreation Paradise!
Hardisty's slogan is “More Than You Can Imagine,” which is fitting considering the beautiful scenery that provides a backdrop for plenty of outdoor activities and fun events taking place year-round. Located in the heart of the rolling hills of the Battle River Valley, Hardisty is a two hour drive from Edmonton. Coming from the southeast, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wide and winding road, and from the northwest, come at dusk to see the lights of the Hardisty Tank Farm part of Alberta’s Energy Hub. Agriculture and the energy sector make up a large portion of Hardisty's economy.
Ready for a party? The Hardisty Rodeo Association will host their 70th Annual Hardisty Rodeo from July 20-22. Enjoy the street fair, parade, chariots, chuckwagons, and combine crunch. You won’t want to miss the grandstand shows featuring Eli Barsi and Aaron Goodvin. Saturday will be bustling as the community is also participating in the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally. Other community events are held at the Hardisty Community Hall, including community suppers, Christmas parties, and fundraisers, all with lively entertainment.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
OUTDOORSGolfing, camping, boating, swimming, hockey, skating, curling, baseball, and walking are just a few of the activities the community has to offer. The campground and public beach at the remarkable Hardisty Lake are right in town; campers and day visitors are welcome all summer long. The beautiful sandy beach is reminiscent of what you'd see in a warmer climate – it's a great place to spend an afternoon. Canoes, kayaks, and small motorized boats are welcome on the lake. Nearby, play 9 holes at the Lakeview Golf Course – a short walk from the lake. The Battle River runs adjacent to town – where you can spend the day canoeing down the river or watching wildlife at the riverside campground. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, stargazing, and watching the breathtaking Northern Lights.
EAT SHOP STAYHardisty is fully serviced with eating establishments, shopping, accommodations and healthcare facilities. For a place to have a hearty meal try The Leaf Sports Pub and Grill located in the old train station. For the early risers satisfy your taste buds with a home cooked breakfast at Deena’s Country Kitchen. For the largest selection of beer and wine in the county visit Lakeview Liquor Store featuring over 250 wines in stock. Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further, the ‘little country gift shop’ Rustic Stars has a great variety of gifts and home décor.
With the renewed activity in the energy sector, along with a robust industrial and residential development plan, Hardisty offers many growth opportunities. With an excellent K-9 school and Toddler's Inn Playschool, many non-profit organizations, Hardisty offers a very reasonable cost of living, and a full array of established businesses to serve your needs – Hardisty might be the place you've been looking for to raise your family.
Name: Town of Hardity
Office Address: 4807 - 49 Street, Hardisty, Alberta
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