10 Top Reasons to Live in Ponoka

1. Affordable living and a relaxed lifestyle

Build or buy your dream home at a much more affordable price than in the city, and enjoy all the advantages of our relaxed, small town lifestyle. 

2. Centrally located just off Highway 2

Less than an hour from the Edmonton International Airport and a short drive from Red Deer (about 30 minutes). 

3. High speed, fibre optic internet access

Work from home with ease and telecommute anywhere.

4. Nestled in the scenic Battle River Valley

Ponoka offers 10 km of paved river valley trails, the perfect escape for a morning jog or afternoon stroll surrounded by nature.

5. Active lifestyle

Enjoy lane swimming or the hot tub and sauna at our indoor pool complex. Tee of at our 18-hole golf course. Or grab your racquet and head to the tennis, pickleball or racquetball courts. In the winter, lace up your skates at our arena, enjoy curling or go cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the golf course.

6. Plenty of parks, trails and playgrounds

Enjoy the quiet time alone or quality family playtime outdoors.

7. Historic, picturesque downtown

A variety of unique, specialty shops and services make Ponoka a fun destination for shoppers.

8. Rodeo hub of Alberta

Ponoka is the proud home of the Ponoka Stampede, Canada's largest seven-day pro rodeo. Grab your cowboy hat and enjoy the thrill of watching world-class bull riding, roping and chuck wagon events! And don't miss the star-studded concerns on the mainstage!

9. Gorgeous community golf course

Tee-off at the scenic, 18-hole Ponoka Golf Course, named by Golf Digest as a recommended 'Place to Play'.

10. Tax breaks and cash incentive program for new residents

As if there weren't enough reasons to live in Ponoka, the Town is now offering a New Resident Attraction and Incentive Program with tax breaks of up to 75% or $1,000 grants for new residents who buy a new or prviously live-in home. Learn more here.