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.

Business Directory


To add, remove, or correct business information, please contact the Village Office.



Disclaimer: This business directory is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by The Village of Empress of any products or services these organizations or individuals may provide.  The Village of Empress bears no responsibility for your use of this information.  Please provide corrections & additions if you know of them!



Forksview Manor and Motel
317 1 St East

Peter Fidler Park Campground
10 full RV hook-ups, pull-through sites, also a lot more space for unserviced RVs and tents.  First come, first served.
Between Railway Avenue and the Red Deer river, Empress, AB
Village of Empress, 403-565-3938,

Empress Uptown Campground
20 full RV hook-ups.  First come, first served.
214 & 219 – 2 ave W., Empress, AB
Village of Empress, 403-565-3938,

NOMADS (small privately-owned campground)
Spacious, fully-serviced sites, including Wifi.  SORRY, NO PETS.  Easy walk to all Empress amenities.  $45 per night, longer stays possible.  Call for details.
410 1st Street W, Empress, AB
Tamara Ravenwood, 780-221-1117

Riverhills Lodge

Big Buck Lodge
Log Cabin 1000 sq.ft, Murray/Julie Rogers
403-548-8460 or 403-548-4849,

Bar Diamond Guest Ranch
Phone: 403-504-9743,

Valley Bed & Breakfast
Shirley McFadden
25508 Highway 41, Acadia Valley, AB
403-664-0002, 403-664-0816,

Mammy’s Place (Estuary, SK)
Phone: 403-548-1069 or 403-548-1071


That’s Empressive
309 Center Street

Sagebrush Studios
Featuring the works of Dean and Fran Francis

Peers Studio, (Acadia Valley)
Working Studio
Diane Peers: 403-664-1436,


ATB Financial Empress Agency
6 – 3rd Ave W

ATB Financial Acadia Valley Agency & Hail Insurance

ATB Financial (Oyen)

TD Canada Trust (Oyen)

Carpentry, Construction, Fencing, Handyman, etc.

Village of Empress Gravel

Custom Wood Crafts – Leo Hensel (Empress)

Mr. Carpentry Corp. – Al Traub (Acadia Valley)

Oyen Concrete (Oyen)
Supply and deliver redi mix concrete, supply of aggregate.
210 – 5th Ave west, Oyen, AB
Tim @ Cell 403-664-0629

Blake Kulyk Custom Fencing (Cereal)
Agricultural fence construction. Barb wire and corrals.

Community Services

Oyen FCSS (Family and Community Support Services)
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Food Bank

Oyen & District Chamber of Commerce
Goal is to help further the interests of business in our local area.  Membership is open to anyone.  $75 for a business membership and $40 for an individual membership.
President: Bud Herbert

Computer Repair

Computer Repair Guy
Ted: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
309 Center St, Empress, AB

Counselling Services

Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health (Oyen, Medicine Hat)
Counselling every Wednesday at Oyen Community Health Services building, 314 – 3 st. East, Oyen.
By appointment: 403-529-3500

GC Counselling Services (Empress & Oyen)
Gerry Congram: 403-664-9290 or 403-565-2423,

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre (Saskatchewan, but serving our community)
Free Individual, Couples & Family Counselling
Due to COVID-19, counselling is currently only available by telephone.


Oyen Flowers & Giftware (Oyen)
113 Main st, Oyen, AB

Funeral Home

Maclean’s Funeral Home (Oyen)
114 1st Ave E, Oyen, AB

Gas Station

That’s Empressive
309 Center st., Empress, AB


Hutterite Empress Food Sales Fridays
All sorts of food for sale!
2023-May-18 From Mike: “I won’t be able to deliver on Friday’s because of a cracked knee cap for 8 weeks, if i’m able to do it sooner or later I’ll let you know.  if you drive by colony you can stop by and pick up what you need if you want.  just email 3 days ahead for any baking, the rest email 1 day ahead and please no orders on sunday.  thanks”
Text Michael Entz (403-664-8495), on Fridays, or e-mail (
Meridian Colony, 403-972-2493 ext 712

That’s Empressive (limited groceries)
309 Center st., Empress, AB

The Store (Acadia Valley)
General Food Store w/Liquor Sales.
5 Main st., Acadia Valley, AB

AV Butcher Shop (Acadia Valley)
Home made sausage & special meat cuts.

T&D Market Fresh Foods (Oyen)
107 – 1 ave. E, Oyen, AB

Doug’s AG Foods (Oyen)
117 Main st., Oyen, AB


Michelle’s Hair Salon (Acadia Valley)
Styling, Perms, etc.
Michelle Shoemaker, 403-972-2270

Health Care

See our Health Care Webpage

Home Based Businesses

… Information Coming Soon …


Alberta Western Uplands Ranch
403-379-2159, 403-504-9743,


Lijdsman Insurance (Oyen)
215 Main st., Oyen, AB
403-664-3637, 888-660-3637,,

McLeod Agencies Ltd., The Cooperators (Oyen)
111 Railway ave. W, Oyen, AB

Schindel Agencies (Oyen)
Facebook Page
114 Main Street, Oyen, AB
Broker: Charmain Snell, 403-664-1404

Lawn Maintenance

Aarts Mowing: Burt, Maria, Allen

Laura Munro


Empress Coin Laundry, located in old Car Wash Building
3 – 3rd ave W, Empress, AB
Open 24/7
Cost to wash $2.75 (loonies and quarters only) Best price anywhere!
The dryer takes quarters and the cost varies with the amount of time you pay for.
Coins are available at the ATB across the street in the Village Office building, during office hours.


Empress Library
Located in Village Office
6 – 3rd ave W, Empress, AB

Massage Therapy

Jamie Ross, RMT (Acadia Valley)

Motor Vehicle Services

Mipro Auto & Mechanics, Mike Prosser
Vehicle Repairs-Parts, Sales
626 – 2 st. W, Empress, AB

Skappak’s Farm Supply (Acadia Valley)
Parts and repair garage, automotive & farm machinery.
201 Railway ave W, Acadia Valley, AB

Kattlac Enterprises (Acadia Valley)
Gravel hauling, snow removal, track haul/skidsteer
Ron Hoyt

VS Truck Works (Acadia Valley)
Auto / Truck Wrecking (specializing in Chev Trucks) & Used Parts Sales.
Gordon Vansicle

Neilson Mechanical Inc. (Acadia Valley)
Repair and maintenance of construction equipment and engines as well as heavy duty truck & trailers.
202 Railway ave W, Acadia Valley, AB
403-972-2723, 403-664-9185,

Larry Peers Trucking (Acadia Valley)
Oilfield and Gravel Hauling

Oyen Towing (Oyen)
4 Railway ave, Oyen, AB
403-664-0373 or 403-664-5566

Evens Collision (Oyen)
101 Railway Ave W, Oyen, AB

Oilfield & Reclamation Services

Larry Peers Trucking (Acadia Valley)
Oilfield and Gravel Hauling

I W Kuhn Construction (Acadia Valley), Site Energy Services Inc.
Heavy Equipment, Oilfield Service & Reclamation
403-972-3740 or 800-801-3740

Vortrax Construction Ltd. (Acadia Valley)
Heavy equipment, supply of aggregate, trucking, civil and oilfield services
101 – 2 st. E, Acadia Valley, AB
Tim @ Cell 403-664-0629


Border Kennels (Acadia Valley)
Large Kennels, Full Grooming, Fenced Play & Run Area, Pet Taxi
Google Maps
Marilyn MacTavish, 403-664-9451, 403-664-9351,

Pampered Pup Pet Grooming (Acadia Valley/Oyen)
20 min south west of Oyen, AB

Post Office

Canada Post
10 – 3 ave W, Empress, AB

Real Estate

Royal LePage Community Realty
Agent: Jim Douglas
1202 Southview Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB

Big Sky Real Estate Ltd.
Agent: Tracey Grantham
104 – 2 ave E, Hanna, AB


Flaman Rentals – Acadia Valley Rentals (Acadia Valley)


Barnsey’s Place
Empress Bindloss Agridome, 311 2 Street West, Empress, AB
Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
That’s Empressive
309 Center Street, Empress, AB
Hours of operation:
7 days per week 6:00 am – 9:00 pm


Main Street Cafe (Acadia Valley)
12, 1st ave E, Acadia Valley, AB

The Prairie Elevator Museum and Teahouse (Acadia Valley)
Open seasonally, spring through autumn
202 Railway ave E, Acadia Valley, AB

Sports & Recreation

Curling Club
Brad Howe, 306-661-0409
See: Empress/Bindloss Agricultural Society

Empress Library
See our Library webpage

Empress Last Man Standing Paintball
By appointment 403-548-5561

Oyen & District Memorial Arena
Facebook Page
Skating, hockey
105 – 5 ave E, Oyen, AB

Oyen Skating Club
Oyen & District Memorial Arena, 105-5th ave E, Oyen, AB

Oyen Minor Hockey
Facebook Page
Oyen & District Memorial Arena, 105-5th ave E, Oyen, AB

Shirley McClellan Aquatic Centre
Facebook Page
Public Swimming Pool, outside seasonal
301 – 8 ve E, Oyen, AB

Oyen Otters Swim Club
A non-profit competitive summer swim club that runs out of the Shirley McClellan Aquatic Centre.  We have swimmers of all ages.  New swimmers are always welcome but are required to be able to swim at least 25 metres (one length of the pool) unassisted.  Program registration will take place in May, 2023.  Cost for Membership is $100 for individual and $300 for a family.
Head Coach for the 2023 season will be Kurtis McBain.
President of the Swim Club: Wyatt Girletz

Bindloss 4-H Multiclub
Michelle Andersen, 403-379-2284

Oyen & District Rod & Gun Club
Randy Wiechnik, 403-664-2207

Oyen & District Golf Club
402 4th st., Oyen, AB

Oyen Minor Ball
Jody Anderson, 403-664-9787

Oyen Eagles Baseball

Oyen Soccer Club

Breaking Ground Dance Centre (Oyen)

Wilson School of Dance (Oyen)
Sherri Robertson, 403-664-9595


Martin Grudecki Welding (Acadia Valley)
Mobile welding, fabrication shop and sales, C-can sales and rentals
403-972-2244 or 403-664-8325,



Disclaimer: This business directory is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by The Village of Empress of any products or services these organizations or individuals may provide.  The Village of Empress bears no responsibility for your use of this information.  Please provide corrections & additions if you know of them!

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