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Welcome to the Village of Donalda

 

Donalda overlooks the beautiful Meeting Creek valley and is the most northern point of the Canadian badlands. This wonderful village has a vibrant community spirit with a relaxed and affordable lifestyle. We invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer.

We take pride in our Past, Present and Future. Our historic bank building has been converted into an art gallery featuring local artists and teachers of many types of art for anyone interested. Our historic creamery and 1909 railway station are village land marks that our children learn from and will inherit in the future.

Our state of the art school welcomes children from K to grade 9 with opportunities in academics, drama and fine arts, sports and technology.  Since 2006, Donalda’s population has grown by 15%; quite an accomplishment by municipal standards and we are very pleased that our school enrollment has grown considerably for 2013/2014.

Donalda has the largest oil lamp replica in the world, at 42 feet tall, which overlooks the coulee and lights up all night long, every night. Right across the street from the lamp is our museum with the world’s largest oil lamp collection, numbering over 1000 lamps along with many local artifacts.

For the naturalists, the Willow Canyon hiking/biking trail leads to 129 acres of badlands offering fabulous sight-seeing from the top of the coulee rim to the bottom of the valley. Get up close and personal with the badlands. You will love it here!

We have many events to offer residents and visitors such as an outdoor drive-in movie theater, located in the coulee with a concession building that local volunteers operate to show movies spring and summer for the young, who have never experienced this and the not so young, who remember it so well.

Other annual events are Canada Day, Haunted Hall, Family Day, Ranch Rodeo, Show n Shine, horseback riding in the coulee, A Village Christmas with Parade of Lights and more. Our volunteers that make these events happen are "AMAZING!"

We take pride in being the bright light of Central Alberta and look forward to meeting you. "Our light is always on!"

 

Bruce Gartside
Mayor
Village of Donalda

 

 

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The Village of Donalda is located 25 miles northeast of Stettler, 18 miles east of Bashaw and 45 miles southeast of Camrose.  Its location on the coulee rim gives the visitor wonderful views and proximity to a whole range of activities for every season of the year.  Donalda is 15 minutes from BuffaloLake with its many beaches and campgrounds including Boss Hill and Pelican Point.