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2011 Map of Birch Hills County

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular, Governance Meeting

April 26, 2018

Regular, ASB Meeting

May 10, 2018


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Eaglesham Hall Rental

To book the Eaglesham Hall contact

Lisa Price at the County office or



Birch Hills County

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. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the county.


Office Closure

Please note that the Birch Hills County office will be closed Tuesday, April 24th from 11:45am to 2:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.

High Water Levels

Melting snow in Birch Hills County continues to cause high water that in many areas exceed the capacity of waterways and culverts.


Crews were out all weekend and will continue to work on keeping water flowing, and monitoring road conditions.  Water levels are currently receding, though it is anticipated that rising temperatures will increase volumes.


Current road closures include:

RR 11 from Hwy 49 to Twp 774;

RR 23 from Twp 784 to Twp 790;

RR 25 from Hwy 49 to Twp 782

RR 31 from Hwy 49 to Twp 782

RR 263 from Twp 772 to Twp 774;

Twp780 from RR 35 to RR 40;

Twp 780 from RR 32 to RR 33; and

Twp 782 from RR 24 to RR 25.


Residents are warned to avoid flooded areas, to use alternate routing where possible, and to use extreme caution when travelling.


Also, be advised that Road Bans are in effect 24 hours a day at 75%


Thank You for your cooperation and understanding.


Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:40am


Fire Burning Information

Please call the County office before you do any burning. You can call the office at 780-694-3793.

March 23, 2018


Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham (PDF Document) and Wanham.(PDF Document)

Check out the Town of Spirit River's Community Connect. (PDF Document)

Check out the Smoky River FCSS March-June newsletter (PDF Document)

Tenders & Items for Sale

View all Tenders & Items for Sale

Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking...

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO


Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.

March 21, 2018