Eckville is proud to be considered the “Community of Choice” in Central Alberta. The Town is only a short drive to urban centres and the Rocky Mountains, but also has many local amenities. Eckville has much to offer residents and visitors – a senior’s facility, 2 private gyms, numerous parks and playgrounds, an Elementary School and a High School. There is a local Recreation Board that offers numerous programs and activities for families. Other recreational organizations include a children’s playgroup, dance, minor baseball, figure skating programs, and organized hockey.
In 2014, Eckville focused on recreational growth – adding a Walking Trail and Spray Park. The 1.2 km paved Walking Trail is the first phase of Eckville’s Pedestrian Trail Network. The Spray Park also opened in the summer of 2014, offering a family-friendly activity to stay cool in the hot summer months. The Town of Eckville also has a modern Arena and Curling Rink, newly-renovated Community Centre, well-stocked Public Library, centrally located Lion’s Campground and a vibrant business community. The residential community is also growing with our newest subdivision, McDonald Heights, offering affordable lots for sale. Residents of McDonald Heights have easy access to the newly developed Walking Trail which leads to the downtown core.