About Elk Point

Elk Point:

We’re Open For Business.

Rich in history, lakes and nature, deep in the heart of Alberta’s picturesque Lakeland, Elk Point is the right place to be.

From exciting new business opportunities to breathtaking scenery, Elk Point has it all.

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Lorne Young

Mayor of Elk Point

Letter from the Mayor

Welcome to the town of Elk Point. Whether you are visiting us virtually online or coming to Elk Point in person we have a lot to offer you. Elk Point is an active community that celebrates its history, provides a wide range of services to its residents and visitors, and promotes its future. We have excellent schools that regularly exceed provincial standards of achievement and who offer a wide range of programming to meet all needs. Our health care system offers timely access to doctors, a modern hospital with upgraded lab facilities, and excellent senior care facilities to meet all needs.

An RCMP facility, a modern regional fire station, and local ambulance services all serve to make Elk Point a very safe and caring community. Our arena, curling rink, golf course, riding arena, pickleball courts, ball diamonds, and soccer fields all speak to the active nature of our community as does our library, our further education program, and our many service organization. An active theatre group and choir offer opportunities for all interested. Volunteer opportunities abound and again demonstrate the active and caring nature of our community. Our businesses and commercial industries provide a wide range of services and employment opportunities. Our many restaurants offer a wide range of dining options. There are many camping options in Elk Point and area and the Iron Horse Trail runs right through Elk Point providing more recreational opportunities.

Whether for a short visit or as a place to call home, welcome to Elk Point - the right place to be.

Thank you,

Our History

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1909

School, Post Office and General Store

Nestled in green rolling hills, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Elk Point is rich in culture, history and opportunity.

In 1909, the first official use of ‘Elk Point’ was recorded when the school, post office and general store were set up.

Elk Point Village Was Founded

From the very get-go, the people of Elk Point have known the importance of embracing new business and rolling with the times. The official Elk Point village was founded in 1938, when a fur trading post was set up.

Both the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company had posts on the river near Elk Point. Alberta Culture has built an interpretive centre near the remains of Fort George and Buckingham House that are well worth a visit to if you’re in the area.

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1938

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1955

Elk Point Bridge

In 1955, a bridge was built to cross the North Saskatchewan River just south of Elk Point and 10,000 people came to the opening. That record breaking event set the pace for the little village with the `mighty voice`.

In the words of one of our founders J.C. Jensen: "We feel pride in our village. We hope that it may grow more beautiful, become ever more conscious of civic pride and truly be a community of which the younger growing generation can always look back to as a sphere of pleasant memories."

Elk Point continues to be a diverse, welcoming town that encourages progressive entrepreneurship and community spirit. Some of our notable residents include Team Canada rugby player Adam Kleeberger, professional ice hockey players Mark Letestu and Sheldon Souray, and the longest serving President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Audrey Poitras.

For more information on Elk Point’s fascinating history, check out our very own History of Elk Point website.

Your Community

There’s always something fun to do in Elk Point! Community spirit is alive and well here, with a wide variety of friendly clubs, teams and hobby groups to join.

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The Elk Point Vision

Building a safe, thriving, sustainable future together.

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The Elk Point Mission

With accountable leadership, we work collaboratively to provide service excellence that is responsive to our community.

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Meet The Elk Point Council:

I have lived in the Elk Point area my entire life. After retiring from 33 years of teaching and administration with St. Paul Education, I was elected to Elk Point Town Council in October 2013. Now in my second term on Council, I hope to continue to serve my community as we look for ways to improve the lives of our residents.

Lorne Young

A member of multiple municipal committees, I moved from Calgary to Elk Point in 2014. I previously lived in all 3 western provinces and bring a diverse perspective to discussions. I believe in being transparent and accountable to all stakeholders. I enjoy giving back and serving the community I live in and together we can make this the best province for all to live in.

Terri Hampson

My entire life has been spent here in our wonderful community and I can’t say enough about our great town! You can not find a better area to live in. I am happily married and currently raising the next generation of Elk Pointers. With camping, hunting and fishing at the top of my “Do whenever possible” list. I have spent 30+ years in the oilfield industry. My goal in council is to help build a stronger community and encourage diversification in industry.

Tim Smereka

My job is to promote my community’s needs and wishes. I’m an advocate for change and growth while displaying a respectful, honest, and dependable leadership role. I have lived in Elk Point for over 20 years – I love small town living! I am a college graduate from Lakeland College, Lloydminster campus class of 1997. I’m a Financial Advisor/Mutual Fund Investment Specialist with the Servus Credit Union, St. Paul branch and I have been in the banking industry for over 15 years.

Debra McQuinn

Born and raised in Elk Point, I take great pride in our community. This is my fifth term on Town Council and will do everything in my power to keep Elk Point a caring and giving community. Together with my wife Donna, we have raised three children and are the proud grandparents of eleven. I have been employed by Elk Point Truss Ltd. for the last forty years. I look forward to working with the new Council and to continue with our town slogan “Elk Point: The Right Place To Be.”

Dwayne Yaremkevich

Your Team

We’re a small (but dedicated) team here at Elk Point. We make sure the things that matter most to you get completed in record time. With such a small team, we can When you’re a part of the Elk Point community and need something done, you’ll be speaking to one of us - and we’re always happy to help!

Ken Gwozdz

Chief Administrator Officer

Looking to set up your business in Elk Point? Ken is your man. Skip the red tape and get building work started within a week.  

Mir Ali

Manager of Finance

Maria Cueva

Finance Officer

Lynn Proskiw

Accounts Payable/Utilities

Crystal Pinette

Executive Assistant

Chances are, when you contact Elk Point’s office, Crystal will be your first point of contact. She keeps the office running smoothly and will help you find where you need to go.

Tammy Goddu

Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control

Have you got an unwanted animal visitor on your property? Is a bylaw being broken in your area? Tammy can help you out with both of these!

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