COUNTY LOGO no backaround




Hwys 2 & 33 connect the region to Edmonton. There are numerous secondary highways 750, 749, 679 that access the northern and west sections of the MD




CN Rail has a main line that travels through the High Prairie area south of Lesser Slave Lake. There are numerous sidings located on this rail line.




ATCO Electric is in the process of upgrading the 72 kV and 144kV transmission lines in the High Prairie Area.




Potable & Raw Water




Oil pipelines intersect the MD and some Natural Gas Pipelines in the Swan Hills area

Infrastructure (2)


 Pipelines (Red Oil) (Blue Gas)


Industrial Land

Heavy Industrial (High Prairie Area)
There are several locations in close proximity to High Prairie that would provide large parcels, easy access to Highway 2, CN rail, 144 kV Power and water. Contact the MD of Big Lakes.

Industrial 2
Light Industrial (High Prairie Area)
There several areas in close proximity to the Town of High Prairie that would provide easy access to the active primary industry sectors in the region. Contact the Town of High Prairie for information on the Light Industrial on the west end of the community.

Land CostsCost of Serviced Industrial Land varies depending on size and location but runs between $75-125m per acres in the MD of Big Lakes, compared to $325-550m per acres in the greater Edmonton area.

 Industrial 1

 Possible Industrial Park in Arcadia



 Available Land & Buildings

Available Industrial Land & Commercial Sites

Parcel Size




160 acres

NE 10-74-15-W5 Arcadia


Close proximity to CN rail, Hwy 2

118 acres

NW 12-74-15-W5 Arcadia


Close proximity to CN rail, Hwy 2

160 acres

SE 30-74-17-W5 West HP


CN Rail line intersects property, Hwy 2, 144 kV

160 acres

SW 30-74-17-W5 West HP


CN Rail line intersects property, Hwy 2, 144 kV

160 acres

NE 2-74-17-W5


Near airport, Hwy 749

7.45 acres

NW 18-74-15-W5 Enilda


CN Rail line adjacent, Hwy 2

Multitude of Small lots

Various Hamlets

Hamlet Commercial

Water, Sewer,

Contact the MD for information about availability of vacant industrial land in specific areas.

Average Land Prices - Industrial

Residential - Price Range by area

Vacant Commercial Buildings & lots
There are many sites within the MD Hamlets, the Towns of High Prairie and Swan Hills available for purchase. Contact one of the local Real Estate Agents for a current listing.

List Real Estate Contacts:

  • Century 21 - Sunnyside Realty, High Prairie
  • Royal Lepage - PVR Realty, High Prairie
  • Remax Advantage Whitecourt

Development & Land Use Bylaw
Refer to Planning & Development Page


Swan Hills Industrial

Swan Hills Oil IndustrySH-LeaseCD
3rd largest oilfield deposit in Canada

  • Penn West
  • Devon Canada
  • Apache
  • Pengrowth Energy
  • Gulf Canada
  • Anderson Exploration
  • Pembina Pipelines
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Arc Energy Trust
  • Arcan
  • Tristar
  • Star Oil & Gas

Other Industrial Activities in area

- Alta Special Waste Treatment
- Swan Hills Synfuels
- Coal Gasification



  • Pipeline Lines
  • Oil & Natural Gas
  • BP Canada


  • 144kV & 240kV Transmission Lines


Light Industrial (Swan Hills Area)

The Town of Swan Hills has ready supply of land for Light Industrial use within their boundaries. Contact the Town of Swan Hills for more information.