County of Flagstaff

Welcome to the Flagstaff Region, located 150 km southeast of Edmonton, in east central Alberta. Ten communities are located in the region creating an area with an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, friendly people and a quiet, rural lifestyle.

While you are visiting, take a break and enjoy the local culture of the region. Step back in time at any of the region’s six museums, including Canada’s only surface coal mining museum – The Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site. Visitors can also “relive the memories” at the Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome. The annual Country Roots Tour on August 17 is an exciting opportunity to experience Flagstaff Region’s food, farms and history – the tour has been a sold-out success in previous years; get your tickets before they’re gone! Call the Flagstaff County office at 780-384-4100 or visit them online.

Take a ride with the Friends of the Battle River Railway Excursions, where you will enjoy spectacular scenery throughout the region on a vintage passenger train. Enjoy the great views around Alliance, Galahad, Foresturg, and see Canada's largest baseball glove in Heisler – all on the route through the southern part of the region. See the website events listing for excursions.

Enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and camping at the many public and private campgrounds and parks in the region. Check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park located 2 km west of Hardisty – complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood. Or perhaps drop a line into the Diplomat Trout Pond just 15 minutes from Forestburg. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout and is home to many wildlife and plant species. Just north of Strome is Wavy Lake, a favourite feeding stop for geese and ducks, and a choice area for hunters in the fall. If golfing is your game, then come out to enjoy one of the region's four golf courses.


Battle River Crossing Resort and Campground


Friends of the Battle River Railway

Name: County of Flagstaff
Office Address: 12435 Township Road 442, Sedgewick, Alberta
Phone: 780-384-4100

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