Beaver County is a predominantly rural county. There are numerous acreage subdivisions, most of which are on the west end of the county,about 30 minutes' drive from Sherwood Park and the City of Edmonton.
The County stretches from West to East along Highway 14 at its centre. It has a population of about 5,700 living in approximately 2,350 dwellings. It includes the towns of Tofield and Viking, the villages of Holden and Kinsella, and the Hamlets of Bruce and Ryley.
The County is bordered by Elk Island National Park to the Northwest, Hastings Lake and Cooking Lake to the West, and Birch Lake to the Northeast. Within the County there are campgrounds at Black Nugget Lake and Camp Lake. Other campgrounds include Lindbrook Star Gazer Campgound, Buzzard Gulch Campground, Ryley Campground, Eastview Park Campground, and Holden Campground.
Recreational facilities, farmers markets, small museums, saddleries, rodeo, dancing, farming and ranching all make up the rich lifestyle available in the County of Beaver.
Acreage living is a wonderful way to raise children in a rural area, and allows for the ownership of horses, large dogs and other animals of interest. The County does have restrictions on the number of large animals per acre, and on the type of small business that can be conducted from Country Residential properties. It is always a good idea to give them a call and check on the rules, as these can change from time to time.
You may explore more about Beaver County at ww.beaver.ab.ca