Situated 43 km (27 miles) west of Grande Prairie on Highway 43 en route to Mile 0 of theSign Post Alaska Highway, Beaverlodge offers one of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the picturesque rolling landscape of the Beaverlodge River Valley . The community offers excellent health services, recreational and shopping features, with a number of stores and specialty shops.
Beaverlodge has a stable, diversified economy, anchored by agricultural production, processing and research.It is home of the federal government’s Northern Agricultural Research Station where experimental work was started by local farmer W.D.Albright in 1915.
The Pacific Regeneration Technologies (PRT) Tree Nursery features 5 acres of greenhouses, annually producing millions of spruce and pine seedlings for reforestation. Beaverlodge also has a strong oilfield industry, due to the Elmworth Deep Basin gasfield. First drilled in 1975, it has become one of the largest gas finds in Alberta’s history, and is located just 20 km south of Town.
With a population of 2,000 people, Beaverlodge offers a full range of recreational facilities and services: such as arena, curling rink, outdoor pool, community centre, golf course and 6 park/play-grounds. A 19 stall campground is an excellent stopping spot on the “best” route to Alaska. Seven service clubs and eight churches create a warm social sprit with something for everyone.
The Beaverlodge Cultural Centre located on the main highway represents a transformation of the old Town hospital into a beautiful unique facility featuring an art gallery, tea room, gift shop, and numerous studios;a lovely showcase for the extraordinary and extensive artistic talent in the Beaverlodge District.
The South Peace Centennial Museum is located 2 km northwest of Beaverlodge. Started in 1967, the Museum has seen extensive development since 1974. The third Sunday in July is the date of theMuseum’s Annual “Pioneer Day” featuring working steam poweredequipment, antique cars, trucks and tractors, an operating saw mill and the grinding of flour. The field day is attended by thousands of peaple every year. The Museum is open daily during the summer months, well worth a visit