Municipal Development Plan
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.