Wetaskiwin 2023 Community Profile


Welcome to the vibrant and inviting City of Wetaskiwin, a charming urban center nestled in the heart of Alberta, Canada. With a rich history, strong community spirit, and a blend of modern amenities and rural charm, Wetaskiwin offers its residents and visitors a high quality of life, diverse recreational opportunities, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Location: Wetaskiwin is conveniently situated approximately 35 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG), just south of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. The city's strategic location allows for easy access to major transportation routes, making it a convenient hub for both local and regional travel.

History and Heritage: Wetaskiwin boasts a storied history that dates back to the late 1800s. Originally a hub for fur trading and agriculture, the city's heritage is preserved through its historic downtown area and various museums.

Economy: The local economy of Wetaskiwin is diverse, encompassing agriculture, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and more. The city's proximity to major transportation corridors has attracted various businesses, contributing to its growth and stability. Residents enjoy a balance of job opportunities and services without sacrificing the small-town atmosphere.

Education: Wetaskiwin values education, offering a range of schooling options from early childhood to post-secondary. The city is home to several schools, catering to education for all ages.  Additionally, nearby post-secondary institutions provide opportunities for continuous learning.

Recreation and Culture: Residents and visitors alike have an array of recreational and cultural activities to enjoy in Wetaskiwin. Parks, trails, and outdoor spaces offer opportunities for hiking, biking, picnicking, and more. The city's vibrant arts community is celebrated through local galleries, theaters, and community events. Festivals, farmers' markets, and seasonal celebrations are an integral part of Wetaskiwin's social fabric.

Community Spirit: What truly sets Wetaskiwin apart is its strong sense of community. Residents take pride in their city and actively engage in local events, initiatives, and volunteer opportunities. This spirit of togetherness fosters a supportive environment where neighbors know each other, and newcomers are warmly welcomed.

Healthcare: Wetaskiwin prioritizes the health and well-being of its residents by offering accessible healthcare services. Medical facilities, clinics, and hospitals provide comprehensive care, ensuring that individuals and families have access to the resources they need to lead healthy lives.

A Promising Future: Wetaskiwin continues to evolve while maintaining its unique character. The city's forward-looking approach includes sustainable urban planning, infrastructure improvements, and initiatives that support economic growth while preserving its heritage. This commitment to progress ensures a bright future for all who call Wetaskiwin home.

The City of Wetaskiwin offers a harmonious blend of history, culture, and modernity. Its strong sense of community, diverse opportunities, and commitment to growth make it an ideal place to live, work, and explore. Whether you're captivated by its rich history, inspired by its cultural scene, or enticed by its inviting community spirit, Wetaskiwin is more than a city – it's the City We Share.

Contact Economic Development

Vern May
Economic Development Manager
780.361.4450 |
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