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Kneehill County is a rural municipality in the Central Corridor region of Alberta, Canada. Its main population centre is Three Hills but it also contains other quaint small towns.


Map of Kneehill County

Kneehill County is a rural area in Central Alberta named after the creek the runs through area. It is predominantly agricultural, with its main population centre being the small town of Three Hills. It is located along the northwestern edge of the Alberta Badlands, an area associated with Southern Alberta.


Three Hills was incorporated as a village in 1912, the year it was moved to its current location on the Canadian Northern Railway. With ranchers and farmers constituting its first residents, it soon became a centre for the surrounding wheat-growing area. In 1922, the Prairie Bible Institute (now called Prairie College) was established in Three Hills and has a 130-acre (0.53 km2) campus located on the northwest portion of the town. Three Hills gains its name for three small, adjacent hills located north of town.


  • 1 Three Hills Three Hills on Wikipedia – population 3,200; the main town and service centre of the area
  • 2 Trochu Trochu, Alberta on Wikipedia – population 1,100; home of historic St. Ann's Ranch
  • 3 Acme Acme, Alberta on Wikipedia – population 650; first incorporated village in the region when the railway was constructed
  • 4 Carbon Carbon, Alberta on Wikipedia – population 450; former coal mining town
  • 5 Linden Linden, Alberta on Wikipedia – population 830; originally settled by members of the Mennonite church
  • 6 Torrington Torrington, Alberta on Wikipedia – population 170; home of the Gopher Hole Museum

Get in[edit]

A car is essential; rentals are available in Calgary and Red Deer. The nearest international airport is in Calgary, a 1 hour, 15 minute drive.

Get around[edit]


Main Street, Three Hills


Three Hills has a golf course, an arena, curling rink, and indoor pool.

  • 1 Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, +1-403-742-7516. This park is day use only, but picnic sites with firepits are available. Camping may be done at Tolman east or west campgrounds at the south end of the Park. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park (Q3364718) on Wikidata Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Good Knights' Medieval Encampment, 235035 Township Road 310 (10 km S of Three Hills and 1 km E of Hwy 21 on Twp Rd 310), +1 403-443-3660, . Medieval-themed glamping destination with the choice of seven medieval-themed tents. Costumes are provided for guest use. Guests can participate in a number of medieval activities - including long-bow archery, craft classes, and sword & chivalry class. Weekend stays also include a medieval feast.


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Go next[edit]

Explore the heart of Alberta's badlands in Drumheller.

Routes through Kneehill County
CamroseAlix   N Alberta Highway 21.svg S  → Jct W Alberta Highway 9.svg EStrathmore
SundreOlds  W Alberta Highway 27.svg E  DrumhellerEND

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