About Wainwright

Welcome to Wainwright!

Wainwright is a strong and vibrant community located in East Central Alberta at the intersection of Buffalo Trail-Highway 41 and Poundmaker Trail-Highway 14, near the beautiful Battle River Valley. The Town of Wainwright has a great website for all information on the area, as well as an active Facebook Page

You may be surprised to know that Garrison Wainwright is one of the busiest Army bases in Canada! It is home to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre, and approximately 12 lodger units. It is boasted as the preferred training ground for the Army’s field force units in Western Canada.

The base is located just 210 kilometres east of Edmonton (only approx. 2 hours away for big city eats, attactions and shopping!) and 110 kilometres southwest of Lloydminster (a family-friendly city with a vibrant downtown, chain restaurants, big-box stores and great parks!)

Images by: Brittany Gillman