Wetaskiwin 2020 Community Profile

Wetaskiwin is one of the oldest cities in the province, incorporated in 1906. The City’s name comes from the Cree word wītaskiwinihk, meaning "the hills where peace was made." A cultural hub located in Central Alberta, our City offers all the amenities of big-city life while maintaining the peaceful, connected atmosphere prevalent in smaller centres.

Wetaskiwin has a rich history in agriculture. The creation of the Wetaskiwin Co-op in 1917 by a group of locals has ensured that there has been value-added agriculture in the City for more than a century.

Since the 1950s, manufacturing companies have chosen Wetaskiwin as the right fit for their business. Wetaskiwin is also ideal for service distribution, transportation, and warehousing operations. The City offers a strategic location - being just off the QEII Highway (Edmonton-Calgary corridor) and the CANAMEX Trade Corridor - making it easy for products to get to market. Wetaskiwin has the benefit of being close to multiple modes of transportation, whether it’s air, rail, or highway.


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  1. Economic Development
    City Hall
    4705 - 50 Avenue, Box 6210
    Wetaskiwin, AB
    T9A 2E9

    Candace Coughlan
    Manager, Economic Development
    P: 780.361.4406
    C: 780.335.7410
    Email Candace