Community Profile

Community Profile

The East Prairie Métis Settlement is a massive block of land buried in the Big Lakes Foothills south of Highway 2 and features the East Prairie River snaking through it north to south. The town site is roughly 50 kilometres southeast of High Prairie at the end of the paved section of Range Road 161. The 2012 settlement census recorded 345 members living in the community.

Source: Alberta’s Future Leaders Final Report 2015

Predominant Language: English and Cree

Nearest Town/City: High Prairie

Services: Communiplex, East Prairie Métis Settlement office, youth centre, family centre, Hillview School, East Prairie Métis Settlement daycare, water treatment plant, fire compound, sporting facilities, summer student program and elders society. Other services are available in High Prairie

Recreation: Communiplex and courtyard, hockey rink, baseball diamonds, horseshoe pits, quadding, hunting, and fishing.

Banking: The following banks are available in High Prairie:

Royal Bank, Alberta Treasury Branch and TD Canada Trust.

Media: 93.5 Real Country FM High Prairie, 91.7 FM CFWE Radio, YL Country, KIX FM and South Peace News.