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Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the north and the Smoky River to the east. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the County.

Birch Hills County boasts a charming mix of agriculture, residential, industrial, commercial and recreational opportunities. With a population of over 1600 this rural community offers a distinctively vibrant atmosphere with an assortment of country residential and farming properties.

The following table gives a general overview of Birch Hills County.




Kilometers of Road Maintained


Total area (Hectares)


Total Live Assessment (2015 Taxation)


Total Equalized Assessment (2014 Taxation)



Includes the population of: Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino.

History of Tom Lessard Park

Have you ever wondered where the name Tom Lessard Park came from? Read the link below for the history.