About The County

Yellowhead County was formed in the 1990’s and was formerly the Improvement District of Yellowhead No. 14. When ID No. 14 became incorporated as a municipal corporation on January 1, 1994, the new municipal corporation was called “Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94”. 

The Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 existed for 4 years. A trend was starting in the Province of Alberta where “Municipal Districts” were changing their names to “County’s”.  Many Municipal Districts in the Province found that outside of the municipal sector, most people did not know what a Municipal District was and found themselves explaining that it was the same as a County. The provincial legislation has also changed and allowed Municipalities to name themselves.  In July of 1998, the Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 became Yellowhead County.

For more tourist information please visit the follorwing sites:

Edson Chamber of Commence

Town of Hinton

Partners on the Pembina (Evansburg & Entwistle Chamber of Commerce)

West Yellowhead 211

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Getting to know a new area can be tricky. So can seeking out resources you haven’t ever had occasion to use before, or finding your way as a young adult. Even harder is finding yourself in a situation where you need a little help, but don’t know where to turn. A new service offered by a coalition consisting of Hinton, Edson and Yellowhead County municipalities is aiming to make it all a little easier.

HEY211 is an easy to use, always available directory service now available in the West Yellowhead. Simply dialing 2-1-1 from any phone line in the area, land or cellular, will connect you with a live operator who is there to help you. Also available through this new service is a 24-hour anonymous chat service and an online directory. The service is accessible to teletype devices and offers support for many languages.

To find out more about HEY211, check out the 211 website.


Call 2-1-1 for a new information & referral line that connects essential community services to Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County residents who need them.

Using HEY211 is easy. Dial 211, confirm you’re a person by pressing 'one', and talk to the operator. They’ll know what area you’re calling from, and so will know which community’s resources to connect you with. And if your immediate community doesn’t have what you’re looking for, our directory will offer services in neighbouring communities, bridging the gap and bringing all three communities’ essential services into one convenient point of contact.



Welcome to Yellowhead County

  • Caregiver Support Group

    Caregiver Support Group

    Caregiver support group meetings are starting this January! Meet your caregiving peers and discuss your caregiving journey in a confidential environment. Sessions are free and on a drop-in basis.

  • Council Highlights January 9, 2018

    Council Highlights January 9, 2018

    Public Hearing 17.17 | Council Code of Conduct | Assessment Modifier Impact | YCFD Water Tanker

  • World Snow Day 2018

    World Snow Day 2018

    World Snow Day is just that--the day the world appreciates snow and all the activities that come with it! Come out to Bear Lake Park on Sunday, January 21st from 1 to 3 PM to enjoy some great outdoor winter activities and to celebrate all things snow!


  • New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

    New Antimicrobial Regulations for Livestock Producers

    Curious about the changes to the livestock Antimicrobial/Antibiotic regulations coming in 2018? Join us at the Peers Multiplex on Feb. 6 to learn more about how these changes may affect you & your operation.

  • Composters, Rain Barrels & Compost Collectors For Sale

    Composters, Rain Barrels & Compost Collectors For Sale

    Yellowhead County’s Agricultural Department has Eco-Friendly containers for your backyard! Limited numbers available! Rain barrels, backyard composters, and kitchen compost collectors.

  • Spring Seedling Program 2018

    Spring Seedling Program 2018

    The County's Spring Seedling Program offers tree seedlings at low cost. Order forms and the list of species available here. All order forms must be submitted and paid in full before January 29, 2018. The full list of trees and order form now available!

  • 211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

    211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region Reminder

    This holiday season, remember HEY211 as you travel through the West Yellowhead Region! HEY (Hinton, Edson, Yellowhead County) 2-1-1 is an all-encompassing service: Dialing the number will give you access to a knowledgable operator who will guide you to find the information you need. 

County Offices


2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066


53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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