The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

News & Events

To keep up to date on the events happening in Empress, check this page on a regular basis.

Cemetery Spring Cleanup

Posted on June 13, 2016 under: Council News

The Village will be doing a cemetery cleanup on June 20th starting at 9:00 a.m. Your help would be greatly appreciated. The general public and family members are encouraged to come out and participate by cleaning up around your loved ones sites. Please bring weed eaters, lawn mowers, water and sunscreen.

New Photo Contest

Posted on June 6, 2016 under: Announcements

Last years winning photo.

Fall on the Red Deer river

***PHOTO CONTEST*** Win a free Samsung tablet or $250.00 cash! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the Village of Empress is looking for pictures that illustrate our beautiful region. Our fall contest was a great success and we are now looking to expand our library to include local events, places, gardens, yards, landscapes, skyscapes and flora and fauna.

We are looking for photos that depict what Empress and area means to you. Take us to your happy place, show us why you love where you live.

Photos must be in .jpeg or .tif format and preferably sized between 5 and 10MB – if you have a great picture that is smaller than 5mb please enter it.

To enter you must like our page and then enter your picture by sending your photos to

Files must be accompanied with the photographers name and contact info and any interesting details about the photo.

All submissions must be in by midnight July 4th. Photos will be placed on facebook in the album called 2016 spring/summer photo contest.

Voting will open July 5th and run for 2 weeks.

The photo with the most likes by noon July 19th will be declared the winner.

By sharing your picture, you agree to allow the Village of Empress and its affiliate organizations – PEP, Canadian Badlands, Return to Rural, Special Areas and Travel Special Areas the right to use them in our promotional materials, websites and facebook pages with you receiving photo credit.


Contact our Village Office:

Phone: (403) 565-3938
Fax: (403) 565-2010

Box 159, #6 – 3rd Avenue
Empress, Alberta T0J 1E0

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