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Mayor’s Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Bashaw. A small, vibrant town of 868 people, proud of our efforts and achievements to sustain a rich and prosperous unified community. They say home is where the heart is and that especially depicts Bashaw. Whether originally from the area or not, newcomers are amazed at how once settled in, it feels like they have lived here all of their lives. Nestled in the valley near the shores of Buffalo and Red Deer Lakes at the crossroads of Highway 21 and 53, we are centrally located in Prairie Parkland Country. Bashaw is within daily commuting distance to Camrose, Ponoka, Stettler and Lacombe and less than an hour drive to Red Deer.Penny Shantz

penny_300Primarily a farming community, the area around Bashaw is known for productive croplands and a diverse livestock industry. Our full service community provides all the basics required to maintain a very clean, secure, comfortable lifestyle in today’s fast paced world. Quality of life is sought after and easily obtained in our safe and compassionate community. And we have an abundance of water fed by deep well systems.

Bashaw offers excellent shopping opportunities, a health care centre, local physician, senior housing facilities, seniors lodge, day care centre, RCMP detachment, K-12 School, youth centre, library, ball diamonds, arena/curling rink, agricultural facilities and rodeo grounds.

A scenic countryside with lakes, trees and rolling hills make Bashaw and area an ideal location for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating or just a peaceful drive in the country. There are excellent accommodations within the Town of Bashaw as well as bed and breakfast facilities and private or provincial campgrounds within the near vicinity. For golfing enthusiasts who enjoy a challenge, two superb golf courses are located just minutes north and south of Bashaw.

Bashaw is truly a “community” as it is strategically situated where the four counties of Camrose, Ponoka, Stettler and Lacombe converge. This uniqueness in location affords a volunteerism spirit second to none. Numerous seasonal events are hosted in Bashaw annually because of this giving and participative nature.

If you are looking for a place to call home, Bashaw is waiting to welcome you.

Welcome Home! We want you here with us!

Penny Shantz, Mayor of Bashaw