Our Story

Wembley is located west of Grande Prairie on Highway No. 43 and is situated "in the heart of the action". The present town site is four and a half miles south of the original hamlet of Lake Saskatoon. When the rail line arrived in 1924 the Local Board of Trade decided to change the name of the community from Saskatoon Lake to Wembley, after Wembley, England where an international exhibition was then showing. In the winters of 1924 and 1925 many buildings were hauled over the four- and one-half miles of snow-covered trails to their new foundations in Wembley.
Wembley is a strong farming community made famous by Herman Trelle who was four times "Wheat King of the World". In honour of Mr.Trelle, the Town adopted a wheat theme in its logo. The Town of Wembley has traditionally served the agricultural sector. Wembley is the gateway to the dinosaurs and is the chosen site for the future home of the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. The Pipestone Creek area, located south of the Town of Wembley, has received international attention due to the discovery of the world’s largest Pachyrhinosaurus (“thick nosed” horned dinosaur) bone bed. The Pipestone Creek site contains hundreds of dinosaur skeletons and is one of the best horned dinosaur bone beds found in North America. The Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is open and is a world class museum with a natural history Time Walk surrounding the exterior of the building. The Museum and Dinosaur bone bed will be a major tourism destination adventure sites for Northwestern Alberta. A full range of amenities within the Town and surrounding area provide something for everyone in all the seasons. Wembley hosts a public library, outdoor skating rink, skateboard park, walking trails, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, football/soccer field, a large manmade hill for tobogganing, walking trails and various playgrounds and parks. Sunset Lake Park is a day use picnic area, complete with a child water park, playground, and bird watching gazebo with a marshland boardwalk. The Recreation Centre houses a 6000 square foot multi-purpose event centre and skating arena. The Town of Wembley has an "open for business" philosophy that encourages new growth and development within its borders. The completion of a 103-lot residential subdivision has assisted in Wembley’s growth over the past few years and with the recent annexation, a good variety of industrial/commercial lots are available and provide the opportunity to develop new businesses within the town's boundaries. Wembley offers its residents the comfort and security inherent of a small community. Recent new residential growth and development has invited those who are seeking a small-town atmosphere while enjoying close proximity to a large centre for employment. We invite you to visit our Town and experience the hospitality, uniqueness, and beauty of our area. We believe that you will see that Wembley is an ideal place to raise a family.

Vision Statement: "The heart of Wembley is a safe, caring, and viable community that treasures its rural community lifestyle while balancing the natural environment with economic prosperity. Wembley is the community of choice in the Heart of the Action."