The Town of Bonnyville is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 240 kilometers (150 miles) from the provincial capital of Edmonton. The Town's motto - "it's Multi-Natural" - refers to the town's celebration of its diverse cultural heritage and rich natural resources.
Bonnyville is a great place to work, play and raise a family. It provides the perfect mix of community services through health, educational, recreation and cultural facilities.
The economy is growing and expanding faster than the provincial average creating employment opportunities in construction, oil and gas, as well as retail sales. As a major service area, the Town serves more than 10,000 people. Bonnyville is the HUB for the oil and gas industry with over 60 national and international companies setting up head offices within the Town.
Surrounded by lakes and majestic boreal forest, Bonnyville offers visitors and locals a treasure trove of natural wonders. Bird watching enthusiasts flock to Bonnyville's Jessie Lake every spring to spot the nearly 200 bird species that use the lake as a stopping ground on their migration route.
In addition, hunters from around the world come to try their hand at bagging a white-tailed deer or a bear, and fishermen cast their lines into the area's many lakes, hoping to bring home the big one.
Gene Sobolewski, Mayor of Bonnyville
Message from the Mayor
The Town of Bonnyville is a unique and wonderful place to call home; it offers the best of both country and city living. We want you to experience the hospitality, uniqueness and beauty of our area.
The natural beauty of the Town with its wetlands and trail around Jessie Lake, not to mention the many lakes within a short distance of Bonnyville, makes it a gem for nature lovers in all seasons. Its central location in Northeast Alberta makes it the keystone in the heavy oil industry and opens numerous doors for future opportunities.
An excellent variety of stores, specialty shops, restaurants, 12 motels and service businesses provide unique products and personalized service. We are very proud of our vibrant main street and our specialized businesses.
If you are looking for a place to start your own business, talk to us about financing, planning and location. We welcome entrepreneurs interested in developing a business on a local or regional basis.
Bonnyville is proud of its state-of-the-art Health Centre staffed by dedicated and world renowned physicians and visiting specialists. Our excellent Public and Separate schools, as well as a Francophone School offer a variety of programs, and our unique Parent Child Centre caters to preschoolers and the needs of young families.
Bonnyville is the only town in the northeast that has a Junior "A" Hockey Team - the Bonnyville Junior 'A' PONTIACS. We enjoy any number of sports and recreational opportunities including hockey, curling, golf, baseball, bowling, hiking, birdwatching, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
The Centennial Centre greatly enhances the recreational and educational opportunities available in Bonnyville. The Centre houses a field house for soccer and other sporting events. A second NHL sized arena in the Centre also provides much needed ice time for hockey teams and figure skaters. Our community is a superb choice as to where to put down roots and raise a family.
Finally, you will find here confident, energetic and community-minded people who welcome newcomers to our growing, dynamic town.
Town of Bonnyville
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