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2011 Map of Birch Hills County
Download Map (10.41 MB) (PDF Document)

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Council Meeting

January 12, 2017

Regular/Governance Meeting

January 26, 2017


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

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.

Shaftesbury Ferry Closure

Due to extreme cold temperatures the Shaftesbury Ferry has been shut down for the winter season.

FCSS Christmas Hamper Food Donations

Birch Hills County is a drop off location for non perishable food items if you would like to donate to the FCSS Christmas hamper. Donations will be accepted until December 16th.

Road Detour

Please be aware that Alberta Transportation has a 4 mile road detour on Highway 733 between Township Road 762 and 760. The work is expect to take 2-3 weeks to complete, weather dependent.

Municipal Development Plan Survey

Birch Hills County is updating their Municipal Development Plan this year. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) of Alberta recommends each municipality to update their Municipal Development Plan every 5 years. Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency (MMSA) is working with the municipality in the complete review of municipal development plan. Public feedback is very essential for the plan making process. Community residents are requested to fill out the survey which is available in both, paper and online formats. The entire survey can be accessed online from a weblink available on the County’s website homepage. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and all responses are entirely confidential. YOU are the key to understanding how the County will change and grow into the future. The deadline to complete the survey is December 15, 2016. Complete Survey here.

Business Directory

The business directory can be found by clicking on the ABOUT tab. If you have not filled out the form to be included on this list, please do so. Click here to download the form, or pick it up from the County Office. Please complete the appropriate fields, and drop off or return the form to the County Office, email the completed form to or fax it to 780-694-3788, and we will include your information in the listing.

Eaglesham Hall Rental

For Eaglesham Hall bookings or inquiries, please contact Lisa at the County office at 780-694-3793 or email

Reverse Santa Claus Parade

Ol' Tyme Family Nite

Canada Volunteer Award

Submit a nomination for Canada's Volunteer Awards. It is important to acknowldge that our country would not be the same without the work of volunteers. Nominations are open until February 3, 2017. More information can be found by clicking the link below.

Canada Volunteer Award

Burn Permits

Please call the County office to receive your permit if you are planning on burning in Birch Hills County.

Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.

December 7, 2016

Community Newsletters

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

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

Tenders & Items for Sale

View all Tenders & Items for Sale

Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking.

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