|NAMPA - Alberta Population, History, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Golf, Schools, Museum, Events.|
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Welcome to the Village of Nampa Alberta. Their motto is "A Place Close To The Heart" because the Heart River flows near the village. Located in the Municipal District of East Peace No. 131.
Big Country Inn. Restaurant, lounge, located on Main Street. 10007-100 Street. (780) 322-3730.
Nampa Hotel and Cafe. (780) 322-3866.
Harmon Valley Park. Located 14 km north and 20 km east of Nampa. 17 sites. Water, horseshoes, fishing, hiking trails, ball diamonds. (780) 624-6580.
Heart River Lions Campsite. 3 km north, 5 km east and 2 km south of Nampa. 10 sites, electric and water hook-ups, concession, horseshoes, playground, 9 hole golf course near-by. (780) 322-3977.
Lions Club Campground located adjacent to the Heart River Golf Course. 1 km north and 4 km east 2 km south of Nampa.
Located approximately 24 km south-east 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.
Village of Nampa, picture taken looking northward, 2005 (pictures on this website cannot be reproduced)
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.
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.
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.
Nampa & District Agriculture Society (780) 322-3808.
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.
NOW POSTED: 2013 Events of the Peace Country
One of the residential streets shows the 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.
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