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Drayton Valley is a town of 7,200 (2016) in the Foothills region of Alberta, Canada.

Understand[edit]

Main St (50 St) in Drayton Valley.

Drayton Valley is located between the North Saskatchewan River and the Pembina River. It is surrounded by Brazeau County where the main industry is oil and gas, with agriculture and forestry also playing roles in the local economy.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest international airport is the Edmonton International Airport (YEG IATA), located 95 km (59 mi) to the east in Leduc.

By car[edit]

Drayton Valley is on Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail), about 1 hour and a half southwest of Edmonton. Travellers can either drive 20 km (12 mi) south on Highway 2 to Leduc, then follow Highway 39 west for 104 km (65 mi); or travel 88 km (55 mi) west on Highway 16 to Entwistle, then follow Highway 22 south for 41 km (25 mi).

Get around[edit]

Drayton Valley has taxi service but no public transit.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

The Spillway of the Brazeau Dam
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  • 1 Brazeau Reservoir (Brazeau Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area) (55 km (34 mi) SW of Drayton Valley on Hwy 620), +1 780-894-0006. Brazeau Reservoir is a large man-made reservoir on Brazeau River. The Brazeau Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area is established near the lake, upstream from the dam and with three campgrounds on its shores. You can fish, canoe or sail on the reservoir or hike on informational trails. Brazeau Reservoir (Q3437203) on Wikidata Brazeau Reservoir on Wikipedia
  • 2 Eagle Point Provincial Park (SE of Drayton Valley along Hwy 22), +1 780-898-7275. It's along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River just outside of Drayton Valley. Activities include camping, cross country skiing, canoeing, and hiking. Eagle Point Provincial Park (Q5325207) on Wikidata Eagle Point Provincial Park on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Oil Country Taphouse, 5028 52 Ave, +1 780-542-5351. Daily 11AM-midnight.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Cochrane
Routes through Drayton Valley
MayerthorpeEntwistle-Evansburg  N Alberta Highway 22.svg S  Rocky Mountain HouseCochrane
END  W Alberta Highway 39.svg E  LeducEND


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