TOWN OF WEMBLEY - Alberta, History, Population, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Golf, Schools, Events. Northern Alberta.
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WEMBLEY

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Welcome to the Town of Wembley Alberta, "Gateway to the Dinosaurs".



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Accommodations:



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Wembley Hotel, was the first hotel in town. 9832-100 Street. (780) 766-2296.

Camping:



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Southwest corner of Wembley is the Sunset Lake Park. 6 campsites, RV dumping station, trails, horseshoe pits, and playground. It is popular for birdwatching and nature walks.

Pipestone Creek Park, located 17 km south of Wembley off Highway 43 has 200 non-serviced sights and is situated along the Wapiti River. Flush toilets and showers. Dinosaur Museum, dinosaur dig during summer. (780) 766-2391.

Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. A few km east and 4 km north of Highway 43. 96 sites, electrical hookups, tap water, group camping, day use area, beach, boating. Open year round with skating and cross country skiing in winter. (780) 766-2636.

Golf:


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Pipestone Golf Club, 18 hole golf course located 11 km south of Wembley. Overnight camping. Located on the 14th hole is the original Pipestone School. (780) 766-2720.


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There are two churches in Wembley. The United Church and the Wembley Baptist Church that was established in 1980.
Wembley Baptist Church web
A few kilometers west of Wembley is the Lutheran Church.

Schools:
The first school was established in 1917 near Wembley known as Hillhead School. It was eventually moved into Wembley in 1925.Today there are two schools in Wembley.

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Wembley Elementary, Kindergarten to Grade 3. (780) 766-2294. High School kids are transported to Beaverlodge to further their education. School website


Helen E. Taylor, Grades 5-9. (780) 766-9103. School website

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WEMBLEY

Located just 20 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta, is the Town of Wembley. The population is 1383 ( 2011 stats) living in 514 dwellings.


The centre of the action of this small town is main street. Main street includes the firehall, post office, hotel, hall, and convenience stores. (photo from 2010)
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Train, Sign, Houses back onto pond, Firehall Mural, Skateboard Park, Post Office, Field near Wembley

In 1911 the townsite of Lake Saskatoon came into existence and grew to more than 100 people. In 1924, the railway by-passed the village by 4 miles south causing many to move to this new community named Wembley. The name Wembley came from Wembley, England. It became a central area for farmers to haul their grain. Four elevators were built in 1924 to 1929.

The first post office was opened in 1924 with R.B. Sinclair, the first postmaster. Historically Wembley was the starting point of the Edson Trail from Grande Prairie north.

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Featuring the Main Street of Wembley
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels south along mainstreet and then east on 99 Avenue (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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Wembley reached village status in 1928. George Finch was Wembley's first mayor. It wasn't until 1957 that water and sewer services were introduced. In the early 1970's the Agriculture Society was formed with the purpose of getting a RecPlex Facility for the area. Besides the arena, it also had a curling rink, and recreation park with ball diamonds and tennis courts.

August 1, 1980 Wembley was granted Town Status (population 1119) and that same year, the streets of Wembley were paved. A new post office was built in 1981. Wembley is part of the County of Grande Prairie.

Wembley has had it share of fires that changed the look of this small town, dating back to 1933 when the Wembley Flour Mill and Pool Room burned down. In 1950 a garage shop, meat market, shoe repair shop, pool room and general store all burned. 1953, the pool hall and cafe burned and in 1979, the Wembley General Store burned down. Wembley did get their own fire truck in the mid sixties and was able to control any fires much better. Today there are 15 volunteer firemen with a Firehall.
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Wembley is a quiet town that functions as a bedroom community for the City of Grande Prairie. The Town of Wembley continues to grow with the construction of new houses and new areas being developed.(2005)

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (River of Death Discovery Dinosaur Museum)
A multimillion-dollar dinosaur museum was proposed for Pipestone Creek Park, 17 km south of Wembley. The site was later found to be unstable so another location had to be found. In March 2010 County Councilor and Museum Society Chair Jack O'Toole, announced the location for the River of Death Discovery Dinosaur Museum would be east of the Wembley entrance along Highway 43 at a cost of over 26 million dollars. In April 2011 the name of the museum was changed to Philip Currie Dinosaur Museum. Currie has been involved with the Royal Tyrrel Museum in Drumheller and over the last 25 years has been involved with the Pipestone Creek bone bed.

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Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum UPDATE
June, 2013: Many people took part in the Ground Breaking Event Ceremony at Wembley June 21, 2013. Brian Brake, executive Director of the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative, was on hand along with many dignitaries. Construction could take up to 14 months before the museum is completed.

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Wembley Town Office built in 1978 located a few blocks west of downtown. (780) 766-2269.


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Wembley and District RecPlex located on the east side of town. Includes a skating rink for minor & adult hockey, as well as a curling rink and meeting room. Baseball diamonds and skateboard park.(780) 766-2251. Recreation Centre Website


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The Wembley Co-op Seed Cleaning Association is located on the north side of the rail tracks, near the main entrance to the town.


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Wembley Community Hall. Built around the year 1928. Many dances are held through-out the year, as well as many meetings. 9915-100 Street. (780) 766-3994.

News Sept 2016: A new waterline will be constructed from Grande Prairie to Wembley to link the Aquatera System.









The surrounding area around Wembley, Alberta is an agriculture area. Often you will see farmers working on their fields with their equipment.

For more information on Wembley visit the Town of Wembley Website


Wembley Library website

Wembley Minor Hockey (780) 766-3975.


Wembley Events:
Communities In Bloom Day, is held in August which includes a parade, antique car show and farmers market. Each summer the town becomes very colorful with hanging flower baskets and colorful flower pots provided by Communities in Bloom and the local residents.

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