The Village of Empress

is nestled between the Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, at the eastern edge of Alberta. There is a wild feel to this quaint village surrounded by expansive farms and ranches, pronghorns, coyotes and so many different species of birds. The recreation opportunities for adventurers and star-gazers are boundless. Come and see for yourself!


Special Council Meeting Agenda, Sep. 7

Posted on September 6, 2023 under: Announcements
Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Special Council Meeting Agenda
Empress Village Office Building, 6 3 Avenue West



Cigarette Butts

Posted on September 6, 2023 under: Announcements

🚬Don’t be a butt!

🔥A small fire can become a large fire very quickly, especially in dry
conditions! Tossing cigarette butts out your vehicle window can easily start
a fire.

🌧️Even though there has been a bit of moisture, things are still very dry!
Throwing a butt out your window can result in severe damages to farmers,
ranchers and producers throughout the Special Areas.

🚬Dispose of cigarette butts responsibly – don’t be a butt!


Annual Whistle Stop Supper

Posted on September 5, 2023 under: Announcements


Saturday, September 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Empress Canadian Pacific Railway Station
109 Center Street



Lost in Space, Session 3

Posted on September 5, 2023 under: Announcements

Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Empress Library
at the
Empress Village Office Building
6 3 Avenue West



Highway 899 road work south of Empress to Highway 41

Posted on September 1, 2023 under: Announcements

The pre-construction meeting is now completed and engineers are anticipating initial preparatory work will get going September 11 or shortly thereafter.  The millings will be going to a MD of Acadia owned gravel pit located north of the river, roughly 3 km west of the intersection of Highways 562 & 899.  Paving operations will be commencing approximately September 19, and estimated to take 6 or 7 days.  The engineers will keep the Village of Empress Administration apprised of any further updates.

A construction notice bulletin will be compiled in the next week or so by the engineers (Morrison Hershfield), that we will be distributed to Village of Empress residents, business owners, and any other interested parties, to help ensure that everyone is as informed as possible.  Thank you for your continued patience.


Splash Park hours this Labour Day Weekend

Posted on August 30, 2023 under: Announcements

Friday through Monday,
Sept 1-4,
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.


Water restrictions lifted!

Posted on August 28, 2023 under: Announcements

The water restrictions have been lifted because the water well maintenance went well.  As time goes on we will see how the water flow and production is, and hopefully will have good news on that front, and Splash Park days/hours.


Last Empress Garden Market of the year!

Posted on August 27, 2023 under: Announcements

Saturday, September 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Empress Community Hall, 314 Centre Street



Well Servicing Update!!!!

Posted on August 26, 2023 under: Announcements

The water well servicing went well on Saturday (today Aug 26), and is wrapped up.  However, water restrictions remain in effect till at least Monday Aug 28th noon.  The Village thanks you for your cooperation.


Well Servicing & Splash Park update

Posted on August 25, 2023 under: Announcements


The well servicing has been moved to Saturday, August 26, 2023.  Water restrictions are in effect again that day.  Please note that while the well is serviced your water will not be shut off – there will be water in the tower its just that water restrictions will be in place and the splash park will be shut off.  The Village thanks residents for their patience and if you are unsure about the water schedule please phone the office or email us at or text 403-763-7596.  Thanks so much.

The Splash Park will be open on Sunday from 1-8 pm.

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