NAMPA - Alberta Events, Population, History, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Golf, Schools, Museum.
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Welcome to the Village of Nampa Alberta. Their motto is "A Place Close To The Heart" because the Heart River flows near the village. Located in the Municipal District of East Peace No. 131.
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Accommodations: Big Country Inn. Restaurant, lounge, located on Main Street. 10007-100 Street. (780) 322-3730.


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Nampa Municipal Campground. Located in Nampa. 6 paved camp sites, power hook-ups, water supply, playground, tennis court, ball diamonds, hiking trails to the Heart River. RV dump. (780) 322-3852.

Harmon Valley Park. Located 14 km north and 20 km east of Nampa. 17 sites. Water, horseshoes, fishing, hiking trails, ball diamonds. (780) 322-3831.

Heart River Lions Campsite. 3 km north, 5 km east and 2 km south of Nampa. 10 sites, electric and water hook-ups, concession, horseshoes, playground, 9 hole golf course near-by. (780) 322-3977.

Lions Club Campground located adjacent to the Heart River Golf Course. 1 km north and 4 km east 2 km south of Nampa.

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Located on the north east of Nampa is the Mill Brown Memorial Park. Playground, ballpark, tennis and basketball courts, walking trails, camping. (6 campsites with electricity. Donations accepted.)

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Nampa Municipal Library and Cultural Centre. (780) 322-3805. Also located at this building is the Family and Community Support Services, and playschool is also run from the same building. Library website

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Nampa Public School has from 60-80 students and is the only school in Nampa. Grade 1 to grade 6. (780) 322-3940. Grades 7-12 are bussed to Peace River. School website



Located approximately 24 km south-east of Peace River, Alberta is the Village of Nampa on Highway 2. This Village has a population of 362 people (2011 stats) living in 164 dwellings, and serves a trading area of about 1200.

Looking northward, main street, In this archived 2005 photo, the Hotel on the left was open but has since closed.
MORE Nampa PHOTOS: Click on the mini-pictures above to enlarge photo.
Old Hotel, Rest Area, St Charles Church, Playground, New Museum, Nampa Gospel Church, El Hacienda Seniors.

Originally the area was known as "Tank" named after the water tank and pump house built by the railway when it arrived in 1916. The railway passed through the homestead of Robert Perry "Pa" Christian who later operated a store as well as the pump house. He also opened the first post office in 1924. It was decided a new name should be given to the community, and Christian and Johnny Gladue, an aboriginal leader came up with the current name of "Nampa". Nampa is also the name of a community in Idaho. Nampa means "the place" in aboriginal.

Featuring the Main Street Nampa
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels along Highway 2 north to the Mainstreet (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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One of the largest employers of the area is Boucher Brothers Lumber Mill located just outside the village, about a 1 1/2 miles northwest of Nampa. This mill employs approximately 56 people and ships lumber to a number of different areas. Has been in the area since the 1980's. (780) 322-3945. In April 2008, Boucher Brothers laid off 28 people because of the poor United States housing market, softwood tariff, and the increasing Canadian dollar.

Northern Forage located on the west side of town compresses hay bails that are shipped to Japan. This business also employs a number of employees.

Farmers from around the community have come to Nampa to deliver their grain at the Great Northern Grain Terminals, located at the north side of town. From here the grain is shipped to Falher which is 35 km south of Nampa. January, 2012 Update: The Great Northern Grain Terminal was sold to Richardson International. There will be upgrades and will increase the grain and crop inputs. The new owners, are the largest privately owned Agri Business in Canada.
Besides raising cattle some farmers have herds of buffalo.

There is no hospital in Nampa, so residents travel 24 km north to Peace River. RCMP service is also provided from the town of Peace River.

Nampa & District Agriculture Society (780) 322-3808.

Nampa Golden Pioneers Drop in Centre (780) 322-3883. Village of Nampa office (780) 322-3852.

Events of Nampa:

The Annual Farmers Day and Family Fair is held in mid June each year in Nampa. The Heart River Golf Club holds its annual open in mid July. In the winter months, many look forward to the Family Day events in February in Nampa. A day filled with snowshoeing, hayrides, free skating, curling and hotdogs is enjoyed by all ages. NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country

One of the residential streets shows there is a variety of homes in the Village of Nampa. (May 2005)

In the summer of 2006 there were 17 new residential lots created and are all have been sold. This interest in new homes in Nampa, is because of the increased oil activity in the area.


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Nampa and District Pioneer Museum is no longer open on the south entrance of Nampa. The Museum was formed in 1978 to collect and preserve the areas culture and artifacts. A new 12,000 sq ft Museum has been constructed on the north-end of the Village. Opened November 2014. Includes gift shop.

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Nampa & District Complex includes an Arena and Curling Rink. There is hockey and skating at the Arena in the winter months. (780) 322-3808. There are the opening and closing bonspiels held at the Curling Rink, 2 sheets of ice. Above the complex is a 350 seat banquet room used for many functions.

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Nampa United Church is one of the oldest in the area. Built 75 years ago. Other churches include the St. Charles Catholic Church, and the Nampa Gospel Fellowship Church.

Golf in Nampa, Alberta:
Heart River Golf Course. Located near Nampa along the banks of the Heart River. 1 km north and 4 km east and 2 km south of Nampa. 9 holes, grass greens, driving range, licensed clubhouse. Club rentals, power cart rentals, driving range. Founded in 1974. (780) 322-3977. Heart River Golf website


Popular spot for downhill skiing is the Little Smoky Ski Hill (780) 837-8144

Harmon Valley, Alberta
Harmon Valley is located in the Heart River Valley about 25km east of Nampa. The Harmon Valley Fair Grounds are located here. The Harmon Valley Rodeo is held here mid-July each year. Also hosts the Harmon Valley Quad Rally. Harmon Valley campground is also located here. The community was named after the early fur trader Daniel Harmon.
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