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Get to know us!

Bashaw is a small picturesque town with a big heart for country charm and warm, friendly atmosphere.  Nestled in the valley near the shores of Buffalo Lake, at the crossroads of Highway 21 and 53, Bashaw is centrally located in Prairie Parkland Country.  Being less than a one hour drive from Red Deer, Stettler, Ponoka, Lacombe and Camrose makes Bashaw perfectly situated for those who desire access to larger centers but value the small town lifestyle.

Primarily a farming community, the area around Bashaw is known for productive croplands and a diverse livestock industry.  Lakes, campgrounds and golf courses skirt the surrounding area for added activity and relaxation.

Bashaw features an agricultural facility that is second to none.  With its tree lined white rail fence and manicured grounds it welcomes visitors to our vibrant community. 

Take a walk through the past as you visit our museum located in Bashaw’s original jailhouse.  Sit in the same cell where the notorious Robert Raymond Cook, last man to be hung in Alberta, sat waiting for the authorities to take him to trial.  Many still wonder whether young Cook was guilty of his charges.  Stop by, check out the evidence and make your own conclusion.

The Majestic Theatre is another must to see as interested citizens formed ‘Friends of the Majestic’ and restored the old theatre back to its original form.  Come and enjoy plays and concerts, dances and song; watch as characters come to life on stage as the Majestic Theatre Group entertains you with theatrical productions. 

For the outdoor enthusiasts Bashaw offers beautiful nature trails, tennis courts, ball diamonds, parks and playgrounds.  Our summers are filled with rodeos, chuck wagon races, ball tournaments and our new and growing sport - an annual bunnock tournament, not to mention street dances, show and shine car shows and community BBQ’s.   Winter is not to be out done as we offer hockey, figure skating and curling that fill our local arena with indoor sports. For those who like the chill of the outdoors; there’s ample opportunity for ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. 

Other amenities and services Bashaw is proud to offer is a well equipped fitness center, chiropractor, massage therapist, commercial and industrial business sector, medical clinic, ambulance services, fire department, school from pre-school to grade 12 and various home businesses.

No matter what your age or your interest we have something for you! 

We welcome you to use our site to post your special events.  See  our 'News and Events' page to post your events.          

Look at our 'Community News' page to keep up-to-date on happenings under Town Administration.

Purchase Town of Bashaw 100th Anniversary Promotional Items at the Town Office.  
Bashaw 'Old Firehall' Museum Print - $5.00 ea
100th Anniversary Key Chains  - $3.00 ea
100th Anniversary Zipper Pulls - $2.00 ea
Town of Bashaw Pins - $2.00 ea