Saddle Hills Community Advantage

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A Strong Sense Of Community 

Saddle Hills County was built on a strong sense of community and that spirit lives on in the people of the County today. We know how to work hard and we know how to come together and enjoy our time off. We celebrate, we look out for one another and we enjoy working together to sustain our community life.

Harvest photo by Lyla YanishewskiAgricultural Societies

Agriculture is the heart and soul of the County. Our Agricultural Societies help our residents organize and get involved in the community. On top of representing local industry, our Ag Societies organize fairs, parades, and many other community events. You can check our calendar for the dates of local events.

We have Ag Societies in Bonanza, and Savanna.


Image of catching fish by Diane BouckCampgrounds

Saddle Hills County is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our Campgrounds are open to the public from June to October. No matter your lifestyle or schedule, we're more than happy to host you.


IMage of Community Centres by Lyla YanishewskiCommunity Centres

If you're looking to host a party, event, meeting, or any other gathering, contact one of our local community centres. They'll be happy to have you!

Family and Community Support

We offer a number of family and community programs for our residents. From our Childcare Subsidy Program to our many grants and subsidies and our Self-Directed Home Support Program we make every effort to support family life.

Grants and Bursary Programs

 The County offers a number of grants and bursaries every year in order to support our community organizations, keep our community centres in tiptop shape and to help our young people take advantage of every educational advantages.


Image of settlers on roadOur history is built on farming, forestry, oil and gas and a close relationship to the land its bounty. Due to the abundance of beaver in the area, the “Beaver Tribe” was the name given by European settlers to the Dane-zaa First Nations people.

The first Euro-Canadians to settle in the countryside drained by the river were the fur traders. A significant change in the pattern of settlement occurred between 1909 and 1911.

Image of Girl Sewing by Gracie DolenInternet & Mobility

Being a rural community connectivity is a key element of community life. For that reason we have built an internet and communications network to increase the ability of our residents stay in touch with the world and each other.

Libraries and  Schools

Saddle Hills County has two rural schools locating within our boundaries. Most children living in Saddle Hills County are served by the Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76. Bus Transportation to all three schools located in Saddle Hills County is provided by the School Division. The County also manages three community libraries.

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Places of Worship

Saddle Hills County is home to ta variety of churches of several denominations.

Image of Dad and daughter tobogganing by Laurie SandboePrograms and clubs

Our County is full of active and dedicated community groups. Their hard work hosting so many programs and clubs for our young people makes life that much brighter. If you would like to see your club or group listed here, please email our Communications Coordinator with the name of the club, some details, and the club's contact information.

County Slopes Savanna Toboggan Hill

 The Saddle Hills offer a great many opportunities for hiking , sbowshoeing and cross country skiing and in 2020 we opened the County Slopes toboggan hill in Savanna.


Visit Saddle Hills

Saddle Hills County is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our Campgrounds are busy all summer long. No matter your lifestyle or schedule, we're more than happy to host you!

While you're here, taking a boat ride along the Peace River is a must. For a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip, take a trip out to Hilltop Lake, Spring Lake, or Moonshine lake Provincial Park.

Image of Peace River by Dessa Nicholson


Moving to Saddle Hills?

So you’ve bought a property and are looking to move to the County. Congratulations! We’re all really proud of our community and we’re happy to welcome you here!

Moving to a new home always has its challenges. There are a few things that you’re going to need to get ready before you can properly settle in. This handy guide is here to help you make sure you have everything set up and ready to go.


Our Community

Image of boy holding combine model with real combine in backgroundSaddle Hills County has a long history as a farming community and is known for producing some of the highest quality and largest quantities of pulse crops in all of Canada.

We are a hard-working people with a strong sense of community and, true to our motto, ‘The Wilderness is our Back Yard’ we offer a tremendous number of opportunities for those who enjoy the outdoors - hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, boating,  camping.


*Photo from 2020 harvest by Anna Richard.

See also:Image of 2021 County Living Newsletter

Saddle Hills County – A Regional History

Census Profile, 2016 Census, Saddle Hills County

Townfolio Profile – Saddle Hills County

Saddle Hills County Annual Reports and Newsletters  



Image of canoe on Peace River

*Photo by Reese Dolen


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