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Wheatland County has a population of 8,788 residents. The County is bordered on the west by the Rocky View County, the south by Vulcan County and Siksika Nation, the east by the County of Newell and Special Areas 2, and on the north by Kneehill County and the Town of Drumheller. The prairie’s natural beauty fills the eye in all parts of Wheatland County. From the golden fields near Standard to the badlands of the northeast, to the tranquility of the Bow River near Carseland. Wheatland County is an ideal blend of rural and urban lifestyles, we are next door to the City of Calgary, the fastest growing city in the most vibrant province of Canada.

Our proud heritage of independence and hard work shows in our farms and ranches – and our pride in the past is still evident in community rodeos and fairs each summer and fall. Our work ethic and dedicated stewardship of the land, once primarily agricultural, is now our strength as we look forward to the future. Continuing growth and development in agribusiness, oil and gas, and manufacturing will add a vibrant entrepreneurial outlook.

Communities

With community spirit abound, and spread throughout all of Wheatland County, there is plenty of room to grow and make connections with neighbours, family, and friends. Community Halls and Associations, Ag. Societies, and sports and social clubs can be found in all areas of the County. There is something for everyone.

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Fire Ban

Wheatland County has declared a Fire Ban. Permit burning is prohibited and no new permits will be issued.

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