Rocky Rapids

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Rocky Rapids
Rocky Rapids is located in Alberta
Rocky Rapids
Location of Rocky Rapids in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°16′47″N 114°57′06″W / 53.27972°N 114.95167°W / 53.27972; -114.95167
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Municipal district Brazeau County
 • Type Reeve-Council
 • Reeve Wes Tweedle [1]
Population (2005)[2]
 • Total 317
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 780

Rocky Rapids is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Brazeau County.[3] It is located 1.6 km (0.99 mi) east of Highway 22, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Drayton Valley.


In 2005, Brazeau County conducted a municipal census among its hamlets that recorded a population of 317 in Rocky Rapids.[2]


Located within the Pembina oil field, the economy of Rocky Rapids is based mostly on oil and gas.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Easyfest Music Festival used to be held in Rocky Rapids but is now defunct.[4][5]


Rocky Rapids has an outdoor skating rink, basketball hoops, and a park with playground amenities. A pedestrian path links Rocky Rapids with Drayton Valley to the south.


Rocky Rapids is located within Division 4 of Brazeau County. On council, Division 4 is represented by Councillor Kara Westerlund (Dykstra), who was elected in the 2010 Alberta municipal elections. Wes Tweedle is the reeve of Brazeau County.


Rocky Rapids is linked to Highway 22 to the west via Township Road 500. The Drayton Valley Industrial Airport is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Rocky Rapids.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brazeau County Council
  2. ^ a b Courtney Whalen (2005-09-07). "Census reveals growth". Drayton Valley Western Review (Canoe Sun Media). 
  3. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Communities". Brazeau County. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Indifest to rock summer". Drayton Valley Western Review. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

External links[edit]

Brazeau County official website

Coordinates: 53°16′47″N 114°57′06″W / 53.27972°N 114.95167°W / 53.27972; -114.95167 (Rocky Rapids)