The scenic town of Ponoka can be found at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 53. Within 3 minutes of downtown, Queen Elizabeth II Highway is quickly accessible for trips heading north for 59 km towards Red Deer or south for 95 km to Edmonton. Easy commuting, although convenient, is not what sets this prairie town from the rest. Rather, Ponoka’s strategic, careful planning has fostered a progressive community of more than 6,500 people whose residents enjoy scenic surroundings, community-enhancing events, and a high standard of living. The prime agriculture location of Ponoka, along with other factors, contributes to affordable farm, industrial, commercial and residential property. Not only that, but Ponoka has the distinguished achievement of being named Alberta’s first Senior Friendly Community. With a thriving and stable economy backed by agriculture, and oil and gas production, it is no wonder that residents enjoy a relaxed rural lifestyle.
Relaxation in Ponoka can be embodied in many ways. The famous Wolf Creek Golf Resort offers 27 holes of escape. Travelling back in time can be arranged by visiting Fort Ostell Museum and the Glen Crandall Antique Collection and Cowboy Museum. There is 8 km of natural lush walking trails that laces through the Battle River Valley. Baseball diamonds, parks, and playgrounds also abound for residents to take advantage of. One notable park is the Lions Centennial Park. It offers a well-stocked trout pond, a whimsical mini golf course, and the World’s Largest Horse and Saddle Bronc rider statue known as “Legacy”.
The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury exists as a state of the art medical facility that treats and cares for people with psychiatric disorders and brain injuries from around the province. Ponoka also offers excellent educational facilities including the newly renovated Composite High School. The Centennial Centre and Grant McEwan’s onsite nursing program is one of the innovative programs offered in Ponoka.
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