Situated in the scenic Sturgeon River valley, the Town of Onoway provides a small-town country lifestyle, combined with a level of local services normally available only in larger communities, along with easy access to major urban centers.
The community of Onoway has deep roots as an agricultural community going back at least 100 years. The Town of Onoway, population of 1021, benefits from a local trading area of more than 16,000 with a large number of country residential subdivisions and summer villages in the area supporting its retail businesses and professional service sectors. Onoway is home to two very active and high performing schools (that together educate over 1,000 students each year), a full range of health and social services, and several seniors housing facilities.
Onoway has a large industrial base for a community its size, including agricultural and oilfield services, manufacturing and fabricating, construction and environmental management.
Recreation also plays an important part in the local economy, with both Lac Ste. Anne and a number of smaller lakes and natural areas in close proximity. Hockey, baseball and curling are all popular activities in Onoway, as are a number of other sporting and recreational activities. The Onoway Museum, Onoway Public Library, and Onoway Community Hall are the cornerstones for cultural activities in the community. Annual events include a Fiddlers Jamboree, Night of Artists, Onoway Heritage Days, and an old-time Threshing Bee.
Known as the "Hub of the Highways", Onoway is strategically located just 40 minutes west of Edmonton at the junction of Highways 37 and 43. Highway 43 runs through northwest Alberta and connects with the Alaska Highway, and is part of the international CANAMEX Trade Corridor that connects Mexico to Alaska. Highway 43 also connects with the Mackenzie Highway, the only highway running into the Northwest Territories. Onoway Regional Map
Highway 33, the Grizzly Trail, starts just west of Onoway, and travels through the Swan Hills to Lesser Slave Lake, a major tourism destination. Highway 37 connects Onoway with the cities of St. Albert and Fort Saskatchewan, and to Alberta's Industrial Heartland northeast of Edmonton.
Onoway is also just a short distance off the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) and is within easy commuting distance (on divided highways) from the communities of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.
Onoway welcomes visitors and encourages new residents, businesses and industries to consider locating in the Town of Onoway - the Hub of the Highways.