Nampa, Alberta
Located approximately 24 km southeast of Peace River, Alberta is the Village of Nampa on Highway 2. This Village has a population of 362 people (2011 stats) living in 164 dwellings, and serves a trading area of about 1200. It is situated in the Northern Sunrise County. Nampa is an active Agricultural Community as well as Tourism plays a bit part of its economy. Its attraction includes a Tourism Information Centre and Museum. For many years the Village used the slogan "A Place Close To The Heart".

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There is no hospital in Nampa, so residents travel 24 km north to Peace River. RCMP service is also provided from the town of Peace River.

Village Office, Tourism - more info

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One of the residential streets shows there is a variety of homes in the Village of Nampa. (May 2005) In the summer of 2006 there were 17 new residential lots created and are all have been sold. This interest in new homes in Nampa, is because of the increased oil activity in the area.


Originally the area was known as "Tank" named after the water tank and pump house built by the railway when it arrived in 1916. The railway passed through the homestead of Robert Perry "Pa" Christian who later operated a store as well as the pump house. He also opened the first post office in 1924. It was decided a new name should be given to the community, and Christian and Johnny Gladue, an aboriginal leader came up with the current name of "Nampa". Nampa is also the name of a community in Idaho. Nampa means "the place" in aboriginal.

GOLF: Heart River Golf Course. Located near Nampa along the banks of the Heart River. 1 km north and 4 km east and 2 km south of Nampa. 9 holes, grass greens, driving range, licensed clubhouse. Club rentals, power cart rentals, driving range. Founded in 1974. (780) 322-3977. Heart River Golf website

SKI HILL: Popular spot for downhill skiing is the Little Smoky Ski Hill (780) 837-8144. website


Harmon Valley is located in the Heart River Valley about 25km east of Nampa. The Harmon Valley Fair Grounds are located here. The Harmon Valley Rodeo is held here mid-July each year. Also hosts the Harmon Valley Quad Rally. Harmon Valley campground is also located here. The community was named after the early fur trader Daniel Harmon.

Farmers from around the community have come to Nampa to deliver their grain at the Great Northern Grain Terminals, located at the north side of town. From here the grain is shipped to Falher which is 35 km south of Nampa. January, 2012 Update: The Great Northern Grain Terminal was sold to Richardson International. There will be upgrades and will increase the grain and crop inputs. The new owners, are the largest privately owned Agri Business in Canada. Besides raising cattle some farmers have herds of buffalo.

One of the largest employers of the area is Boucher Brothers Lumber Mill located just outside the village, about a 1 1/2 miles northwest of Nampa. This mill employs approximately 56 people and ships lumber to a number of different areas. Has been in the area since the 1980's. (780) 322-3945. In April 2008, Boucher Brothers laid off 28 people because of the poor United States housing market, softwood tariff, and the increasing Canadian dollar. Northern Forage located on the west side of town compresses hay bails that are shipped to Japan. This business also employs a number of employees.

Events of Nampa: The Annual Farmers Day and Family Fair is held in mid June each year in Nampa. The Heart River Golf Club holds its annual open in mid July. In the winter months, many look forward to the Family Day events in February in Nampa. A day filled with snowshoeing, hayrides, free skating, curling and hotdogs is enjoyed by all ages.

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