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

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular/Governance Meeting


Regular/Governance Meeting

March 30


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.

Update Regarding Bylaw Enforcement

At Council's regular meeting on March 9, 2017, Council approved Policy Number 26/01/17, the Bylaw Enforcement Policy. A copy of this policy, as well as a copy of the newly adopted Bylaw Complaint Form, will be available at the County Office, or by clicking on “Bylaws and Policies” on the webpage. Although relatively self explanatory, please feel free to contact the County Office if, after reading the policy, you have any questions regarding the policy or the form.

Recreation Board Funding

New Recreation Board Funding Grant Application Deadline

Due to pending budgets being approved and new boards coming into place Birch Hills County has decided to postpone the Recreation Board Grant deadline to Thursday, March 30, 2017.

For the 2017 Calendar year, Council has tentatively allocated $125,000.00 to the Birch Hills County Recreation Board. 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 in Wanham during office hours or here online.

To qualify for Birch Hills County Recreation Board Funding your Organization must reside in Birch Hills County. Completed applications with the required documentation must be returned to the Birch Hills County Office by: 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

2017 Rec. Board Grant Application (PDF Document)

2017 Rec. Board Policies & Guidelines (PDF Document)

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.

Fire Season Began March 1st

From March 1 to October 31 all burning activities in the Alberta’s Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires, will require a fire permit. Fire permits are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office. Phone toll-free 310-0000 to locate your nearest office.

Eaglesham Open House



Angel Flights

Watino History

Historical Pictures of the Hamlet of Watino(PDF Document)8,908KB

Eaglesham Hall Rental

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

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.

February 28, 2017

Community Newsletters

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

Other Newsletters

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

View MMSA's winter newsletter(PDF Document)

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