Fields in Ponoka County, Photo by Trevor GB
2,800 km sq
3.2 People / sq km
Agriculture, energy, transportation, retail
The County of Ponoka is located in Central Alberta north of Lacombe County between Edmonton and Red Deer along Queen Elizabeth ll highway. It also borders Wetaskiwin County to the north, Clearwater County to the west, and Camrose County to the east. The Battle River which runs through Ponoka County has played a vital role in the region's history, having made Ponoka a major railway centre within the Province. Ponoka County covers an area of approximately 2,800 kilometres square and has an estimated population of just under 9,000 people living in 3,300 homes.
7 municipalities are found in Ponoka County, including the towns of Ponoka and Rimbey; the hamlets of Bluffton, Hoadley, Maskwacis, and Leedale; and the summer village of Parkland Beach.
Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta living in the picturesque Central Alberta landscape where rolling hills meet fertile prairie fields. Ponoka is known for having an affordable real estate market and quality services, amenities, and recreational facilities while continuing to embrace the charm of small town life and country-living. Major industries include traditional farming and ranching in addition to the oil and gas sector, transportation services, and a growing retail and service industry.
Get more information about Ponoka County and what it's like to live, work and play here. Learn more about our local government, the services and local businesses, our school districts, and the communities within the county.