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2011 Map of Birch Hills County
Download Map (25 MB) (PDF Document)

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular & Governance Meeting

January 25, 2018

Regular & ASB Meeting

February 15, 2018


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Eaglesham Hall Rental

To book the Eaglesham Hall contact

Lisa Price at the County office or



Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the north and the Smoky River to the east. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the county.


Fire Burning Information

Please call the County office before you do any burning. You can call the office at 780-694-3793.

November 30, 2017

Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.

August 9, 2017

Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham (PDF Document) and Wanham.(PDF Document)

Check out the Town of Spirit River's Community Connect. (PDF Document)

Check out the Smoky River FCSS newsletter (PDF Document)

Tenders & Items for Sale

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Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking...

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO


The Sixties Scoop Survivors

The Alberta government has recently announced a plan to engage with Sixties Scoop survivors and their families to help us understand what a meaningful government apology should look like. The province and the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) will hold engagement sessions in six locations across the province.


The phrase “Sixties Scoop” refers to the period between the 1950s and 1980s when an estimated 11,000 to 20,000 Indigenous children nationally were taken from their parents by Child Intervention and placed with mostly non-Indigenous families. As a result, many lost touch with their families, communities, culture and traditional language.