Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in infrastructure projects in northern Alberta to strengthen the economy and build resilient communities


Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in infrastructure projects in northern Alberta to strengthen the economy and build resilient communities

Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canadaplan will support 18 infrastructure projects in Northern Alberta. These investments will create jobs, grow the economy, and support healthier and more sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada is investing over $87.7 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada plan, while the Government of Alberta is contributing more than $62.4 million.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Applicant  Funding


Athabasca Raw Water Intake Pump House Modification Project

Upgrades to and relocation of the town's raw water intake pipe and upgrades to the existing pump house.




Municipal District (M.D.) of Bonnyville No. 87

Kinosoo Ridge Adventure Park

Installation of new recreational activity structures, including a three-story structure that features a high ropes course, numerous climbing elements, a kid's course, tube slide, giant swing, multiple zip-lines, and an event platform. The design of the park will also include a visual arts element that highlights the region's multi-cultural heritage, including Indigenous roots, and will have integrated plans for accessibility to the adventure park area.




Elk Point

Main Lift Station Upgrades

Upgrades to the wastewater pumps and lift station building to improve the function of the lift station to alleviate issues which could contribute to flooding.




Grande Prairie No. 1 (County)

Clairmont Regional Lift Station

Construction of a new centralized lift station and wastewater main to provide the necessary wastewater pumping capacity to accommodate continued community growth and address maintenance and capacity requirements on three aging lift stations.




High Prairie; Peavine Metis Settlement

Northern Lakes College Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Systems

Improvements to the College's buildings in locations that support First Nations and Metis communities by achieving net-zero energy performance by installing selected high efficiency measures and renewable energy systems in its buildings.




Lac La Biche County

Portage College Indigenous Smudging and Cultural Awareness Venue

Construction of an indigenous smudging and cultural awareness venue on the college campus.




Lac La Biche County

Lac La Biche Regional Aquatics Centre Addition

Construction of a 30,000-square-foot aquatics centre featuring a regulation sized swimming pool, a water slide, diving boards, kiddie pool, hot tub, viewing gallery, reception area, and a steam room/sauna.




Lesser Slave River No. 124

Smith Lagoon Re-Lining Project

Rehabilitation of the Smith wastewater lagoon located in the Hamlet of Smith.




Meander River

Essential Power Upgrade Project

Replacement of the single-phase radial circuit power line with a three-phase overhead power from High Level to Meander River.




Opportunity No. 17

Sandy Lake Lagoon and Servicing Project

Design and construction of a new lagoon, lift station, and force main to replace aging infrastructure built in 1986.




Peavine Metis Settlement

Duck Lake Road Improvements

Reconstruction and widening of approximately 4.86 km of Duck Lake Road (Township Road 782) with grading to prepare the road for base paving; including culvert replacements, road widening and base strengthening, fence replacement, signage replacement, water and environmental protection and monitoring, gravel surfacing, and re-seeding of disturbed areas.




Saddle Hills County

Central Peace Regional Water Project (Phase 1 and 2)

Construction of a new raw water supply intake in the Peace River, approximately 36 km of new raw water pipeline, and related pump facilities from the new intake to the Town of Spirit River and Village of Rycroft.




Saddle Lake

Water Source and North East 2 Road Resilience Plan

Improvements to drainage and rehabilitation of the 5.7-km North East 2 Road (the Road); including road structure rehabilitation such as crowning and shoulder pulling; installation of approximately forty culverts; and re-grading of two drainage ditches to ensure runoff is conveyed away from the road to appropriate drainage corridors.





Regional Flood Mitigation Works

Upgrades to storm water infrastructure to create a permanent, natural solution to seasonal flooding while restoring wetland health and enhancing and expanding water quality treatment.





Agri-Food Industrial Park

Construction of deep utility and roadway infrastructure to support the development of a new 32-hectare business park.





Whitecourt Arts and Culture Centre/Library Project

Design and construction of a 5,774-square-metre Arts and Culture Centre to be a dynamic space dedicated to arts and cultural engagement; including a 600-seat cultural performance centre, a large multipurpose room, and kitchen, as well as a new 1,467-m2 library with publicly accessible program spaces for all ages, technology resources, multipurpose program and study areas and a community galleria (multipurpose space).




Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality(R.M.)

Lower Townsite Flood Mitigation (Reach 7 and 8)

Construction of approximately 1.43-km earth flood berms in Fort McMurray; including construction of the Reach 7 berm on undeveloped, forested land adjacent to a road right-of-way and the Reach 8 berm on private, developed land as well as the repair of the existing storm water system, and the replacement of the storm pond with a new storm water outfall.




Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality(R.M)

The Fort McMurray Métis Cultural Centre

Construction of a new Métis Cultural Centre building which will also offer community services.




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