County of Barrhead offers a high quality of life, with an abundance of services and recreation
opportunities available! As part of a full-service community, County residents have access to a wide
range of services, and enjoy our well-maintained infrastructure, a protected and clean natural
environment, and a strong sense of community.
Policing is provided by the RCMP detachment located in the Town of Barrhead. The County of Barrhead also engages a community peace officer for bylaw enforcement. Fire
services are available through the Barrhead Regional Fire Services jointly owned by the County and
Town of Barrhead, with ambulance services provided by Associated Ambulance. Find more information on emergency services in our community here.
Alberta Health Services is responsible for providing acute hospital care, home
care, community health, and continuing care. Multiple family doctors, optometrists, dentists, and
numerous other healthcare professionals are also available. The hospital is fully functioning with
Emergency Room, Operating Room, surgeries, diagnostics and cancer treatment center.
County of Barrhead has two public schools, located in Dunstable (K-6) and Neerlandia (K-9), as well as a private school in Neerlandia (K-12). Public schooling is also available in the Town of Barrhead (K-12), and at satellite school locations in the Pembina
Hills School Division. Many childcare & out-of-school care options are also available in the County &
Town of Barrhead.
The region offers amazing natural capital and incredible opportunities to get out to nature,
as well as a wide range of retail, shopping, supply outlets and stores, all with community-minded
service. Many recreation facilities are available within the Town of Barrhead as well, including an
aquatic center, curling rink, gyms, arena, movie theatre, and bowling alley. Find more information about local recreation opportunities at Better in Barrhead.