Town of Hardisty
A Recreation Paradise!
Description: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 approximately a two hour drive from Edmonton.
Agriculture and the energy sector make up a large portion of Hardisty's economy. The Hardisty Tank Complex is home to many companies including: Gibson Energy, Enbridge pipelines, Flint Hills Resources, Interpipeline, Spectra energy, Husky Energy, Plains Marketing, Canadian National Resources Ltd. and TransCanada. The USD Group and Railserve offroading site transports oil by rail. In light of announcements about the Keystone XL pipeline going forward, there is anticipated increased economic activity for the future.
Amateur rodeo, golf, camping, boating, swimming, hockey, skating, curling, ball hockey, walking, and softball are just a few of the activities common in the community. The Rodeo Association’s 69th Annual Hardisty Rodeo from July 14-16 will include a great lineup of athletes and entertainers, along with the Combine Crunch. The Town of Hardisty is also excited to be part of the Belt Drive Betty & The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Lucky Highway 13 bike route in 2017. The Hardisty Public Library has a wide variety of lending materials as well as public computers. Various events are held throughout the year at the Hardisty Community Hall.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
OUTDOORSThe campground and public beach at the remarkable Hardisty Lake are right in town; campers and day visitors are welcome all summer long. The 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 motorised 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 in the community include snow shoeing and cross-country skiing, star gazing and watching the Northern Lights.
EAT SHOP STAYLocal businesses, including hotels and motels, are ready to welcome first-time visitors, family and friends to our charming town. Our community is fully serviced with eating establishments, shopping, and healthcare facilities. Lakeview Liquor Store has over 200 wines in stock and the largest selection of beer and wine in the county. For a place to have a hearty meal, try The Leaf Sports Pub and Grill, located in the old train station. It’s popular with locals and tourists alike.
With the renewed activity in the energy sector, along with a robust industrial and residential development plan, Hardisty offers many growth opportunities. With the excellent K-9 school & Toddler’s Inn Playschool, many non-profit organizations, 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.
Hardisty Featured Businesses
DiningThe Leaf Sports Pub and Grill
Name: Town of Hardity
Office Address: 4807 - 49 Street, Hardisty, Alberta
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