The Town of Wembley is a quiet, peaceful northern Alberta town surrounded by rich farmland and a strong farm community. Wembley is located 20 km [14 miles] west of Grande Prairie or 17 km [12 miles] east of the Town of Beaverlodge on Highway #43 in the Northwest part of Alberta, Canada. It lies within the boundaries of the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.
The Town of Wembley is a small town with a population of 1516 and is situated "in the heart of the action" and is a strong farming community made famous by Herman Trelle who was four times "Wheat King of the World". In honour of Mr. Trelle, the Town adopted a wheat theme in its logo. The Town of Wembley has traditionally served the agricultural sector.
Wembley is home to the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum and is the gateway to the Dinosaurs. As you travel east along Highway 43 and then south through the Town of Wembley, visitors can access Pipestone Creek Park. The Pipestone Creek area has received international attention due to the discovery of the world's largest Pachyrhinosaurus bone bed. This site contains hundreds of dinosaur skeletons and is one of the most significant deposits of horned dinosaur fossils found in North America. The 41,000 square foot Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum houses visitor services, foyer, theatre, interactive and interpretive display experiences, classrooms, student research laboratory, offices and a collections area.
A full range of amenities within the Town and surrounding area provides something for everyone in all the seasons. Wembley boasts a public library, skateboard park, walking trails, baseball diamonds, tennis court, basketball courts, bike pump track, football/soccer field, a large manmade hill for tobogganing and various parks and playgrounds. Sunset Lake Park is a fully serviced campground complete with a child water park, playground, and bird watching gazebo with a marshland boardwalk. The Recreation Centre which houses the skating rink is also the multi-use facility for the community.
The completion of residential subdivisions have assisted in the Town's growth over the past few years and with the 2007 annexation, a good variety of industrial/commercial lots are available and provide the opportunity to develop new businesses within the town's boundaries.
Wembley offers its residents the comfort and security inherent of a small community. Recent new residential growth and development has invited those who are seeking a small town atmosphere while enjoying close proximity to a large centre for employment. We invite you to visit our Town and experience the hospitality, uniqueness, and beauty of our area. We believe that you will see that Wembley is an ideal place to raise a family.
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