Hamlet of Brownvale

The Hamlet of Brownvale, managed by the Municipal District of Peace, is located 7 miles west of the Village of Berwyn, just off Highway 2.  This friendly community with a population of approximately 140 originated in the mid 1920’s when the railway was extended from Berwyn to Whitelaw (ready for operation in December 1924).

At its busiest, Brownvale boasted two general stores, three gas stations/bulk fuel agencies and an equipment dealership.  Today, the Hamlet is mainly a residential community.  There is a very active community group that runs a weekly bingo in the recreation centre and a small library has just been relocated there as well, which will provide space for many more books. There is an agricultural museum located at the outskirts, and the M.D. has a firehall located in the Hamlet.

Water & Sewer

Most properties in the Hamlet are hooked up to the municipality’s water and sewer lines. 2024 residential rates are $40.00 per month for water and sewer, plus, an additional charge of $5.00 per cubic meter. There is also a truck fill area at the pumphouse, which provides bulk water for municipal residents. The M.D. has installed a system whereby individuals who would like to access bulk water will be required to obtain a 4 digit PIN number from the Municipal Office. A bulk water dispensing fee of $5.00 per cubic metre ($22.75 per 1,000 gallons) has been set for all water acquired. There will be a $50 activation fee required upon the issuance of the PIN number.

Bulk Water Dispensing Application

Animal Control/Licenses

Bylaw 12/2023 Animal Control provides for the licensing of dogs and control/management of other wild and/or domestic animals within the MD boundaries.

Annual Dog License Fees (includes tag):

  • $10.00 per dog if spayed/neutered
  • $20.00 per per dog if unspayed/unneutered

Dog Tag Application Form

There are penalties for dogs without licenses and/or dogs running at large.

For any further information, please contact the Municipal Office at 780-338-3845.