Farther from the city rush, and closer to what we all truly seek in life.

People make the journey here for a reason...from families looking to plant roots in a place where community comes first; to businesses seeking the most opportunity for the least red tape. Here are some of their stories.

Topography

Lac Ste. Anne has an interesting landscape which is characterized by moderately rolling, hilly topography and big bodies of water. Glaciation left remnant meltwater channels, a number of lakes, rivers, sand and gravel beds, plus unique geological features throughout the County. The Buried Onoway Valley is an example of a buried-valley aquifer; it runs under Lake Isle and Lac. Ste. Anne. It is the major source of groundwater for domestic consumption within the Onoway region. It is filled with abundant sand and gravel deposits.

Large boulders that range in age and place of origin from Precambrian Shield granite to Cretaceous sandstones formed locally in the Pembina River basin are on display at the Sangudo Elevator Sundial. On the western side of the County, the Paskapoo Formation consists of cycles of thick, tablular sandstones, siltstone and mudstone layers.

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Population Demographics (2016)
Lac Ste. Anne County
Population
10,899
Annual population growth rate (2011-16 trend)
6,2%
Workforce population (age 15-64)
7,270
School population (age 5-17)
7,648
Senior Population (age 65+)
1,795
Number of dwellings
5,385
Source: Statistics Canada. 2016 Census
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Population Demographics (2016)
Lac Ste. Anne County
Province of Alberta
Median age
45.5
36.7
Average individual employment income
$50,357
$59,343
Median household income
$83,735
$93,835
Source: Statistics Canada. 2016 Census

Community spotlight:

Waters Edge

Choose your own adventure

The Estates at Waters Edge is a secure and gated, 50-acre, lakefront community on Lac Ste Anne. Prime lakefront, lakeside or lake view lots are available, all of them with lake access, and all are fully serviced. We offer a variety of house plans with options to customize, with an array of offerings to meet timing needs. At Waters Edge, elevated lake life is at your doorstep. Fall in love with a remarkable collection of resort-inspired, on-site lifestyle opportunities that create rich and rewarding experiences.

Community spotlight:

Waters Edge

Choose your own adventure

The Estates at Waters Edge is a secure and gated, 50-acre, lakefront community on Lac Ste Anne. Prime lakefront, lakeside or lake view lots are available, all of them with lake access, and all are fully serviced. We offer a variety of house plans with options to customize, with an array of offerings to meet timing needs. At Waters Edge, elevated lake life is at your doorstep. Fall in love with a remarkable collection of resort-inspired, on-site lifestyle opportunities that create rich and rewarding experiences.

Manufacturing

As a result of Lac Ste. Anne’s vibrant agriculture sector, value-added food processors have carved out a small niche in the region. Some of these producers include:

Metal fabrication also exists in Lac Ste. Anne County. Academy Fabricators Inc. in Onoway fabricates pipe spools and structural components for the oil sands, pipelines and energy sectors. Morand Industries Ltd. manufactures livestock handling equipment, gates, and custom pieces.

The Upper Athabasca land use region, of which Lac Ste. Anne County is part of, has a strong gravel supply. About 13% of provincial aggregates can be found within the Upper Athabasca region. Aggregate extraction is the primary industrial activity in the County’s watersheds.

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Available Land and Property

Residential Lots
Lac Ste. Anne boasts a collection of established hamlets that serve as important nodes for the surrounding rural areas. They are the primary locations for administrative, institutional and other services, as well as centres for residential, employment and commercial industries. Each hamlet exudes a charm unique to their locality within the County. View them on the map below or explore our Community Spotlights.
Commercial and Industrial Lots

The County has two industrial nodes designated for development – one industrial zoned private development bordering the Town of Onoway and one on the south border of the Town of Mayerthorpe. Both locations have great major highway access and could be developed with full services.

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Great people gather here

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People come here for a reason...from families looking to plant roots where community comes first; to businesses seeking the most opportunity for the least red tape.

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Local context

Our region boasts small towns filled with big-hearted folks ready to spin a story or lend a helping hand. The first thing you'll feel feel here is welcome.

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