The Town of Bashaw is a beautiful growing community with almost 850 residents. It is nestled in the valley just 10 minutes from the shores of Buffalo Lake, best kept secret in Alberta.

Primarily a farming community, the area around Bashaw is known for productive croplands and a diverse livestock industry. Lakes, campgrounds and golf courses skirt the surrounding area for added activity and relaxation.

Bashaw features an agricultural facility that is second to none. With its tree-lined white rail fence and manicured grounds, it welcomes visitors to its vibrant community.

Take a walk through the past as you visit a museum located in Bashaw’s original jailhouse. The Majestic Theatre is another must to see and enjoy.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Bashaw offers beautiful nature trails, tennis and pickleball courts, ball diamonds, a fitness park along with two golf courses, and numerous other parks and playgrounds.

Summers are filled with Junior Cattle shows, ball tournaments and new and growing sports – an annual bannock tournament, not to mention street dances, show and shine car shows and community BBQ’s. Winter is not to be out done as they offer hockey, figure skating and curling that fill our local arena with indoor sports. For those who like the chill of the outdoors; there’s ample opportunity for ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Other amenities and services Bashaw is proud to offer are a well-equipped fitness center, chiropractor, massage therapist, commercial and industrial business sector, medical clinic and pharmacy, ambulance services, fire department, school from pre-school to grade 12 and various home businesses.

Bashaw was incorporated as a village in August 1911 and was originally called Forster. According to the Bashaw & District book, Over 100 Years of Memories, “there are conflicting reasons for its naming. One is it was named after Mrs. Steers’ brother or the other after a man who was killed when putting in the rail in 1910”. Because there was also a Forster, Saskatchewan, it was decided that the name be changed to Bashaw after the man who had done so much to develop it including bringing a railway to Bashaw. Read more about Bashaw's history HERE.

Places to Visit


Historical Fire Hall Museum

It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the summer months.


Historical Majestic Theatre

Built in 1915, the theatre until now is home to local theatre productions, and movies.


Bashaw Murals

The town has many beautiful murals for you to explore.


Pelican Point at Buffalo Lake

It's Alberta's best-kept secret. Sandy Beach, playground, campground, marina, mini golf. It is the perfect spot for your weekend.


Bashaw Golf and Country Club & RV Park 

Established in 1912, the golf club has become one of the more interesting landmarks in the County of Camrose. Friendly service and a family atmosphere have been the trademark at Bashaw Golf and Country Club for 111 years.


Country Nine Golf & RV Resort

A beautiful, scenic resort is one of Bashaw's most inviting golf destinations. It includes an established 9-hole course. It welcomes golfers of all levels and offers challenges for everyone. 


Bashaw Trout Pond

The pond, located at the east end of Bashaw, is open for public fishing. It is stocked with 600 rainbow trout every spring. 


Bashaw Campground & Ball Diamonds

Looking for a place to stay? The Town of Bashaw’s campground is located on the east end of Highway 53 within town limits, near baseball diamonds.


Tennis and Pickleball Courts

The town has brand new tennis and pickleball courts. Make sure you stop by to play a match.


Historical Elevator

Take a picture of Bashaw Historical Elevator. Not many of those are left in Alberta.


Camrose County Digital Visitor Map

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

Bashaw Events

Community Information

Contact Information

Town of Bashaw