Skip navigation


Find us on Facebook






2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular Council & ASB Meeting

FEBRUARY 27, 2020


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Tom Morgan Fire Chief



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.


Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking through:

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO
  • E Transfer:


2020 Recreation Board Funding

The Birch Hills County Recreation Board is now accepting applications for recreational funding from groups and organizations within the County. The funding policies, guidelines and application forms may be picked up at the Birch Hills County Office Wanham during office hours or click on the following link:

2020 Policy 71-01(2)-19 Recreation Operating Assistance Grant Application.

To qualify for Birch Hills County Recreation Board Funding your Organization must reside in Birch Hills County. Completed application with the required documentation must be returned to the Birch Hills County office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 13th, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Birch Hills County office at 780-694-3793.



Effective January 01/2020 Birch Hills County will be upgrading the disinfection system at the Eaglesham Water Treatment Plant. Currently only Chlorine is used as the disinfectant. January 2020 Aqueous Ammonia will be added in addition to the chlorine. This will result in a more stable disinfectant, lasting much longer giving better control of any disinfectant by-products. Water quality will remain the same and may even improve slightly. The only people affected will be those using Dialysis machines and fish aquariums. Consultation with their manufacture will be required.


Land Use Bylaw Amendment Public Hearing

The Land Use Bylaw Amendment No. 2020-01 received First Reading on February13th, 2020. A Public Hearing will be held on March 12th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. during the Regular Council meeting in the Council Chambers at the County office.

The proposed bylaw is available by clicking here or at the County office.

If you have questions about the Bylaw or process, please contact the Development Officer or the Development Clerk at the County office (780-694-3793).

Public is requested to submit any concerns they may have regarding this Bylaw  in writing to Birch Hills County, Box 157 Wanham, AB T0H 3P0 within fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice with the deadline being March 5, 2020 or attend the Public Hearing.

A Bylaw of Birch Hills County, in the Province of Alberta, to amend the Birch Hills County Land Use Bylaw No. 2019-06.

Add “Agriculture, industry” and “Agriculture, sales and service” as a discretionary uses to the Hamlet Industrial District in Section 10.9, and reflect these additions in Section 10 Land Use Districts Land Use Matrix.


Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham and Wanham.

Check out the Town of Spirit River's Community Connect.

Smoky River FCSS newsletter for January, February, March 2020

Time to Recycle those Empty Grain Bags in Alberta; Collection Sites are Ready and Waiting for more information click here

JANUARY 23, 2020

The Westvale Well is closed until further notice.


DECEMBER 16, 2019

The Shaftesberry Ferry is closed for the season.


DECEMBER 01, 2018

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.



TWP 772 Closed

From Twp 733 to RR 34.

Detour RR 34 South to Twp 770, East to Twp 733.  



As per the Municipal Government Act section 276(3), notice is hereby given that the 2018 Financial Statement, including the 2018 auditor’s report, is available on the Birch Hills County website under the Finance section.  Copies are also available for pick up, mailed at no cost or emailed from the County Office.  Please see the above BHC contact information or email requests to