The Hamlet of Kelsey is about 30 kilometers southeast of Camrose along the Battle River Railway.

Originally settled in 1902, the little community is named after one of the two original families in the area: the Kelseys. In 1915, the Canadian National Railway began laying steel in a south-easterly direction from Camrose including Kelsey. This stretch of railroad is noted for being the longest stretch of straight railway in North America.

At one time, Kelsey was home to a train station, two stores, a church and a dance hall. Now with a small population of 15, this little community has a post office, community hall, and park. Kelsey is known as a Battle River Train Excursions loading site where people start their journey of the adventurous train excursions.

Nearby is the “Littlest Airport”, a must see stop if you are interested in model planes.

Places to Visit


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Alberta’s Littlest Airport

Model planes flying site. Follow Alberta’s Littlest Airport on Facebook for upcoming events: @AlbertasLittlestAirport. 

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Battle River Train Excursions

Kelsey is the Battle River Train Excursions loading site. They offer many fun rides full of entertainment!

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Nature Conversation Centre

It is a beautiful day-use area just minutes from Kelsey. This is a great place to watch birds, go for a walk, canoe, or even scuba dive. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is a busy place for fishermen in the summer and winter. The picnic area has a gazebo and fire pits, as well as a playground and washroom facilities.

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Camrose County Digital Visitor Map

Check out this digital map to find directions and explore other interesting places to visit nearby.

Kelsey Events


Community Information


Contact Information


Camrose County


780-672-4446

county@county.camrose.ab.ca