Welcome to the
Village of Donalda

The Village of Donalda acknowledges that Donalda is located within Treaty 6 territory and traveling routes to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfeet, Metis, Dene, and Nahota Sioux. We acknowledge all first nations, metis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for millennia. 

Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday
9 to 4

by appointment

The Village of Donalda is Hiring

The Village of Donalda is accepting applications for the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Please click the link below for the full Job Posting.

Chief Administrative Officer Job Posting 

Recall Petitions for the Village of Donalda

The Village of Donalda has received a notice of recall petition against Mayor Doug Booker. The notice of recall petition has been reviewed and deemed compliant. The 60-day signature collection period begins of February 7, 2024, and will end on April 6, 2024. A recall petition must be reviewed by the Village Office on or before the 60-day signature collection period ends to be considered. 

A petition is considered sufficient if it included signatures from a minimum of 40% of the population in a ward (or city, town, or village for the recall of a mayor). Only individuals who are eligible to vote for the elected official named in the notice of recall petition may sign the recall petition. This recall petition will be measured against a population total of 219, which will require a total of 88 signatures to be considered sufficient.

For information on the active petition, please contact the representative recall petitioner. 

Online Payments

You can now make payments for Utilities and Taxes online via credit card! Click HERE to be redirected to our payment page. You can also send Interac E-transfer to the email assistantcao@village.donalda.ab.ca. Please include the account number in the message if you send an E-transfer. 


Donalda, overlooking the Meeting Creek Coulee, is the most northerly point of the Canadian Badlands. Our village has a vibrant community spirit with a relaxed and affordable lifestyle. We invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer.

We take pride in our Past, Present, and Future. The historic bank building has become an art gallery featuring local artists. Our historic creamery and 1909 railway station are landmarks in local history.

The Donalda School welcomes children from Kindergarten to Grade 9 with opportunities in academics, drama and fine arts, sports, and technology.  Since 2006, Donalda’s population has grown by 15% – quite an accomplishment by municipal standards! We are very pleased that our school enrollment has grown considerably.

Donalda has the largest oil lamp replica in the world.  At 42 feet in height, it overlooks the coulee and lights up all night, every night.  The Village Office across the street houses The Lamp Museum with the world’s largest oil lamp collection, numbering over 1000 lamps along with many local artifacts.

For naturalists, the Willow Canyon hiking/biking trail leads to 129 acres of badlands offering fabulous sight-seeing from the top of the coulee rim to the bottom of the valley. Get up close and personal with the badlands. You will love it here!

We have many events to offer such as our Outdoor Drive-in Movie, which offers Family Friendly Films during spring and summer.  It is located in the coulee with a concession building manned by local volunteers.

Other events include our Canada Day Celebrations, the Haunted Hall during Halloween, Family Day Toboggan Rides, the Show ‘n Shine, the Village Christmas with Parade of Lights, and more. The volunteers that make these events happen are amazing!

We take pride in being the bright light of Central Alberta and look forward to meeting you.


The Village of Donalda is located 25 miles northeast of Stettler, 18 miles east of Bashaw and 45 miles southeast of Camrose. Its location on the coulee rim gives the visitor wonderful views and proximity to a whole range of activities for every season of the year. Donalda is 15 minutes from Buffalo Lake with its many beaches and campgrounds including Boss Hill and Pelican Point.