About the Town
Whether you are considering relocating, starting a business or visiting, the Town Council and I are confident your experience in Wembley will be ideal.
The Town of Wembley is a quiet, peaceful northern Alberta town surrounded by rich farmland and a strong farm community. Wembley is located 20 km [14 miles] west of Grande Prairie or 17 km [12 miles] east of the Town of Beaverlodge on Highway #43 in the Northwest part of Alberta, Canada. It lies within the boundaries of the County of Grande Prairie.
Message from the Mayor
The Town of Wembley is a small town with a population of 1410 and is situated "in the heart of the action". and is a strong farming community made famous by Herman Trelle who was four times "Wheat King of the World". In honour of Mr. Trelle, the Town adopted a wheat theme in its logo. The Town of Wembley has traditionally served the agricultural sector.
Wembley is the gateway to the Dinosaurs. As you travel east along Highway 43 and then south through the Town of Wembley, visitors can access Pipestone Creek Park. The Pipestone Creek area has received international attention due to the discovery of the world's largest Pachyrhinosaurus bone bed. This site contains hundreds of dinosaur skeletons, and is one of the most significant deposits of horned dinosaur fossils found in North America. The Town of Wembley was recently chosen as the future home for the 40,000 square foot dinosaur museum which will include visitor services, foyer, theatre, interactive and interpretive display experiences, classrooms, student research laboratory, offices and a collections area.
A full range of amenities within the Town and surrounding area provide something for everyone in all the seasons. Wembley boasts a public library, skateboard park, walking trails, baseball diamonds, tennis court, basketball courts, football/soccer field, a large manmade hill for tobogganing and various parks and playgrounds. Sunset Lake Park is a fully serviced campground complete with a child water park, playground, and bird watching gazebo with a marshland boardwalk. The Town has recently acquired additional land which has been designated as a green space recreation area. Future plans for this area include a fully serviced campground and additional baseball diamonds. The Recreation Centre which houses the skating rink is currently being renovated and will become a new multi use facility for the community.
The completion of residential subdivisions have assisted in the Town's growth over the past few years and with the 2007 annexation, a good variety of industrial/commercial lots are available and provide the opportunity to develop new businesses within the town's boundaries.
Wembley offers its residents the comfort and security inherent of a small community. Recent new residential growth and development has invited those who are seeking a small town atmosphere while enjoying close proximity to a large centre for employment. We invite you to visit our Town and experience the hospitality, uniqueness and beauty of our area. We believe that you will see that Wembley is an ideal place to raise a family.