Welcome to the
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61


The M.D. of Wainwright is situated in the heart of the agriculture and oil industries and is a major partner with one of Canada’s largest military training bases. This makes the M.D. of Wainwright an area of diverse wealth both socially and economically and allows us to provide our residents with many services and the benefit of low taxes.

In addition, the M.D. of Wainwright offers various historical and recreational attractions for residents and visitors.

The M.D. of Wainwright is a progressive community that is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are glad to welcome you.

In 2016 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,479 living in 1,459 of its 1,768 total private dwellings, a change of 8.2% from its 2011 population of 4,138. With a land area of 4,156.56 km2 (1,604.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi) in 2016.

M.D. of Wainwright COVID-19 Status – Stage 1 – April 18, 2021


As of 3:35 p.m., April 19, 2021 there are twenty-three (23) reported active cases of COVID 19 in the M.D. of Wainwright.
The variants of concern are located in our zone. These variants are proven significantly more transmissible, which leads to increased spread. We must follow all public health guidelines to slow the spread. Information can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

No Spray Zone/Haying Option Agreement

As part of the Vegetation Management and Control Program, the Municipal District of Wainwright offers landowners the following options to control brush and weed species adjacent to their property.

Landowners who choose to take advantage of this option and sign this agreement will be required to control all Brush species (under 2m in height), Prohibited Noxious and Noxious weeds identified in the Provincial Weed Control Act, (including any other weeds that are deemed a concern by the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 Agricultural Service Board) adjacent to their property in an effective and timely manner.

You can download a copy of the agreement here, or come to the M.D. of Wainwright Administration Office.

ASB Survey for Rate Payers

The Municipal District of Wainwright Agricultural Services Department is looking for input from our rural ratepayers. We are asking you to fill out a quick survey on the M.D. of Wainwrights rural extension programs. Your feedback will help us plan future webinars that will hopefully be a benefit to you and your operation.

If you have any questions you can contact the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at 780-842-4454.

Click here to take the 7 question survey