Message From The Mayor
Isley, Mayor of Bonnyville
to our beautiful community! Located 250 km. east of Edmonton with a
population of 5,896, Bonnyville is situated on Jessie Lake, a natural
wetlands and home to 200 bird species including ducks, geese, swans,
pelicans, blue herons, grebes, cranes, and many others. Enjoy the
leisurely walk along Jessie Trail, stop at the viewing stands or
information stations, and take in the entire panoramic view while
Bonnyville offers a variety of other recreational and leisure
opportunities for people of all ages. The Bonnyville Golf and Country
Club includes 18 scenic holes, practice range, pro shop, restaurant and
lounge. We have an indoor swimming pool, the R.J. Lalonde Arena, bowling
alley, curling club, cultural centre with a theatre and stage, a new
public library, a district historical museum, numerous playgrounds and
parks, the Snowdusters Snowmobile Club, a skateboard park, a skateboard
park, and a Parent Child Centre which houses pre-school programs, a
family resource centre. The Boys and Girls Club offers programming
in the new Youth Centre.
The new Centennial Centre, currently under construction, will greatly
enhance the recreational and educational opportunities available in
Bonnyville. The Centre will house a field house for soccer and
other sporting events. Post secondary educational programs will be
offered by Portage College, NAIT and Lakeland College in the new C.N.R.L
Learning Centre. A second arena in the Centre will also provide
much needed ice time for hockey teams and figure skaters.
Bonnyville is located amidst a dozen lakes teaming with a variety of
sport fish. Swim, water-ski, windsurf, sail, canoe, hike, or simply
enjoy the beauty of our lakes in this area.
Newcomers to Bonnyville may wish to join one of our many service groups
or organizations. The Seniors’ Drop-In Centre is a focal point for
seniors and a real drawing card for those making retirement plans.
An excellent variety of stores, specialty shops, restaurants, motels and
service businesses provide unique products and personalized service. We
are very proud of our vibrant main street and our specialized
If you are looking for a place to start your own business, talk to us
about financing, planning and location. We welcome entrepreneurs
interested in developing a business on a local or regional basis.
We invite you to visit our community and experience the hospitality,
uniqueness and beauty of our area. We believe that you will see it as an
ideal place to raise a family.
Town of Bonnyville