Stretching from the rolling hills of the prairies on its eastern edge into the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west, Yellowhead County offers the best in "fun, adventure and lifestyle" for residents and tourists alike.
As one of the most resource-rich and scenic municipalities in Alberta, Yellowhead County is home to a strong economy, diverse industry and more than 22,000 square kilometres of vast and breathtaking wilderness. It's vibrant and growing group of communities include Hinton, Edson, Evansburg, Wildwood, MacKay, Robb, Marlboro, Cadomin, Peers, Brule and Niton Junction, all connected by major roadways and bound together by a common vision for prosperity, quiet living and outdoor adventure.
It is also the land of opportunity for business visionaries willing to explore all that the area, its culture and its people have to offer. From forestry to farming, oil and gas to tourism, Yellowhead County is rich in more than natural resources. It's defined by a 21st century pioneering spirit that draws people to the area and makes them want to stay.
Population 10,469 (2011 Census Canada)
The eastern boundary of Yellowhead County is located 94 km west of Edmonton. Its western boundary is the eastern edge of Jasper. Highways 16, 40 and 32 connect each of the communities in Yellowhead County and provide easy access to urban centres. (see map)
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Sundance Forest Industries
Coal Valley (a division of Sherritt International)
Forestry, Coal, Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Tourism