Welcome To Barrhead

Welcome to Barrhead

Welcome to Barrhead – a beautiful Town serviced with urban amenities yet embracing a rural lifestyle. An hour away from Edmonton, residents enjoy the best of both worlds. With multiple wilderness trails, breathtaking river views, and an affordable lifestyle without sacrificing the urban services you depend on. Select Barrhead to be your new home and join a community that embraces nature and neighbours alike!


  • Two beautiful golf courses. Paddle River Golf Club A 9-hole course "right in Town” and an 18-hole world class course, Barrhead Golf Club, just 5 minutes outside of Town. 
  • A new Aquatic Centre with a full range of programs and services for all ages
  • An Agrena multiplex with both indoor and outdoor ice rinks along with an indoor walking track, event rooms, physiotherapy clinic, and fitness centre
  • Bowling Alley
  • Curling Rink
  • Splash Park
  • Tennis Courts
  • Skateboard Park
  • Multiple Ball Diamonds
  • Many parks and trail systems throughout Barrhead
  • Movie Theatre
  • Seniors Drop In Centre
Getting involved in the community is simple with the variety of clubs and events within the town. No matter what your interest is, there is likely a club for you. Whether it be baseball, hockey, arts, theater, or tennis, there is a gratifying group waiting for you to join! In this tight-knit community you can count on making life long connections while participating in your favourite hobby.
Community events are a great way to get active and meet people in the town. Barrhead offers several FREE community events that you can take advantage of. Some of these free event include our public skates, swimming at our brand new pool, drop in tennis and much more. Summer is filled with many events to get you out enjoying the sun and embracing the Barrhead culture. From the Blue Heron Fair to the Street Festival, these prominent events are bound to keep you engaged with the community.
Keeping your family busy and active is easy in Barrhead. Dance, combative arts, curling, skiing, swimming, and 4-H are just a few of the options for recreation. Our community embraces recreation and provides an excellent environment for you and your children to have fun and socialize. During our long summer days, our many lakes are popular with cottage owners, campers and water sport enthusiasts. In winter, our region attracts ice-fishers, skiers and snowmobilers who enjoy access to vast wilderness and established trails.
For more information on recreation click here: Community Directory or visit Wild Alberta

Main Street boasts multiple goods & services in a traditional and personal shopping experience. Restaurants abound along with several parks and rest areas while you shop. The local mall houses additional businesses, restaurants, and services awaiting discovery.

Industrial and commercial businesses abound throughout the Town and in our Industrial Park. Whatever your need, there are service providers available to assist you.
Residents have access to an impressive array of health services through Alberta Health Services. There are multiple medical clinics in the community, dental clinics, a physiotherapy clinic, optometrist and optician, massage therapists, orthodontist, denturist, chiropractors and a psychologist.

The local hospital provides everything from general services to high-tech specialist services, including general surgery, physiotherapy, rehab, obstetrics, emergency care, diagnostics, ultrasound and much more. Barrhead is also home to a world-class cancer centre as well as a long-term care centre that is staffed by an exceptional group of dedicated health professionals.
For contact information on our Health Services visit Health Services & Clinics
The Pembina Hills School Division embrace a close-knit community where neighbours know neighbours and staff know their students. They service an Elementary School, High School, and a Virtual School for all grades. Additional community groups provide day care and pre-school options for little learners.
High School
The Barrhead Public Library is bursting at the seams with books of every genre, has multiple weekly events, and is a member of the Yellowhead Regional Library. This membership gives library patrons access to millions of items through a province-wide library loan-sharing program.

Seniors are an important part of the community. The Barrhead & District Social Housing Authority owns many housing units in the community that are geared to the needs of our active seniors. A vibrant senior’s centre is active in the community and offers a wide range of social programs for seniors throughout the area.

Hillcrest Lodge, Klondike Place, the Keir Care Centre and Shepherd’s Care provide varying levels of assisted living. Other programs, such as Meals on Wheels, Home Support Services and City Drivers, enhance the quality of life for seniors in the certified senior-friendly community.
For additional information on local services, organizations, or amenities explore our online community directory. Also check out our Places of Interest for more interesting areas around town and our Virtual Tour for a 360 street view of essential areas in town. Other helpful resources include liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or Instagram, or visiting third party resources like Wild AlbertaTownPost.ca, or the Barrhead Leader.