Welcome to Alberta’s largest county. Located in the northwestern corner of the province approximately 700 kilometers from Edmonton, with the corporate office located in Fort Vermilion, and sub-offices in High Level, La Crete, and Zama City. The County comprises 12 percent of Alberta’s entire landmass; at just over 80,000 square kilometers it is larger than the province of New Brunswick.

The County offers a mix of flat arable land with boreal forest, thus accounting for active agriculture, forestry, and tourism industries which drive the economies of the County’s three hamlets: Fort Vermilion, La Crete, and Zama City. Mackenzie County has experienced significant growth since 1998, and the trend is continuing as many businesses and newcomers recognize the unique lifestyle and employment opportunities the County provides.

Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision is…

An enhanced quality of life, choices in community opportunity, and a healthy economic climate.

Our Mission is…

Through the effective use of resources, provide a reasonable and equitable level of service and endeavor to create a sustainable economic climate.

Our Organizational Values are…

An efficient, fiscally responsible organization that is sincere and approachable, treats people with respect and maintains a high degree of integrity.


  • January 1, 1995: Municipal District Formed
  • June 23, 1999: Declared to be a Specialized Municipality
  • March 8, 2007: Name changed to Mackenzie County


  • Location: Approximately 700 km northwest of Edmonton, AB
  • Area of Landmass: 7,761,580 ha (80,478 square Km)
  • Length of Open Roads: 2,005 Km (includes 104 Km of paved roads and streets)
  • Number of Dwellings: 3,775 (as of 2018)