About Daysland

Daysland is a beautiful small town with many enjoyable opportunities for family and friends. Quiet streets are lined with stately trees, and open space areas include a golf course, beautiful parks, and the scenic “Crocus Trail” walking path. Daysland is located in a productive agricultural area.  Daysland has lots to offer for such a small Town. We are equipped with almost any kind of business you will need and if we do not have the service you need there are many other surrounding towns or major cities within driving distance.  It is close to major centres including Camrose, Red Deer, and Edmonton.

The history of Daysland began when Edgerton Day, in 1904, purchased 12 townships (276,480 acres) of the “Kentucky Blue Grass Region of the West”, from the CPR for $750,000. The land included the present day sites of Daysland, Strome, and Killam. Mr. Day was the first mayor of the Village of Daysland (1905) and the Town of Daysland (1907). Daysland’s major industry continues to be providing services to the progressive farmers of Flagstaff County.

The current population (2016 Statistics) of Daysland is 824, which is a 2.1% increase from the 2011 Statistics number of 807.

There are many events that take place throughout the year; simply check our website or Facebook page to see what’s happening in the Town of Daysland.

Join us in one of our many cultural programs on a frequent and seasonal occurrence. Daysland’s cultural life is one of the major attractions for current residents. Our facilities, for hosting cultural events include the Palace Theatre, the Senior Centre, Community Hall, Daysland School, and the Public Library. We have many groups that are dedicated on a volunteer basis to enriching the lives of our community with a variety of cultural activity. Some of these include: the community theatre organization, a historical society, the agricultural society, and various religious organizations. Something we’re very proud of is the resurrection of the historic Palace Theatre which is now providing weekly and monthly entertainment in cinema, theatre, musicals and visual art. The works of many Alberta and Canadian artists are being invited to perform in this public space where many residents can enjoy them.

The Town of Daysland has lots to offer for children as well. We offer a K-12 school, sports teams including hockey, baseball, soccer from April to June, a Learn To Skate program in the winter months, dance at the theatre twice a year, a theatre which offers kids movies, as well as two playgrounds which are both kid friendly.

Other volunteer committees include the Walking Trail Committee who make sure the Crocus Trail around town is in prime condition and they are always doing improvements to the trail including laying recycled rubber mats on the walking path, which are great to walk on. If you have not checked out the Crocus Trail make sure to do so! You can find a map of the trail here. The Daysland Legion Cemetery Board is also a volunteer position who looks after the Daysland Cemetery. They do all of the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery, this includes a big cleanup in the summer months – look out for information on how you can volunteer to help out this year!

Local medical services include Daysland General Hospital, a new 26-bed active treatment hospital, and Daysland Medical Centre. An efficient full-time ambulance service and a resident dentist round out the health services with four doctors. As well, Daysland is a member of the Flagstaff Family and Community Support Services that provide counseling and the Nights Alive youth program. Daysland also has Westside Manors and Providence Place, independent living for seniors.

At the Daysland Medical Centre, we have a staff of four general practitioners. The hours of operation of the clinic are from 9:00-5:30 Monday to Friday and we offer a Saturday clinic as well. We have a satellite clinic in Forestburg operating on Tuesday and Fridays. The doctors provide a full scope of general practice medicine and do most general surgery. The doctors are on call at the Daysland Health Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Town of Daysland’s services and businesses currently engages up to 100 volunteers in a wide variety of positions as well as volunteer opportunities. The leadership of our Town Council strives to provide a challenging and dynamic business environment in order to attract and retain the best people. These businesses are critical to the Town of Daysland being able to achieve its mandate to its community. Check out our Business Directory for a full list of businesses and services available in the Town of Daysland.


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