About the Village of Clyde
We want you to feel at home in Clyde and encourage you to become acquainted with the many things that the Village and surrounding Westlock County have to offer. You will find Clyde truly is a "Friendly Village"
The Village is working hard to ensure future development adds quality and beauty to our community. We firmly believe that the Village is a partnership of its residents and business citizens, elected officials and employees. The continuance of these partnerships are vital quality of the community. We welcome your ideas and participation. Together we can continue to build a strong foundation for future generations.
As the early traders in the late 1800’s traveled their way to Lake Athabasca and Athabasca Landing to trade their goods they followed an old Indian trail to guide their way. This trail was known as the Athabasca Landing Trail. As it became more frequently used, stopping places started to develop. These places were built by some enterprising pioneers who knew a good opportunity when they saw one. More importantly to Clyde, one of these early entrepreneurs was Mr. George D. Clyde whose small store grew as did the area. Hence today…the trading area of Clyde.
The Village of Clyde was incorporated as a municipality in 1914. Between 1911 and 1912 nearly 1700 urban lots were sub-divided.Many things have changed in Clyde since George’s store but the most important thing hasn’t. Clyde can still boast of having the biggest and friendliest smiles in North Central Alberta. Clyde is strategically located 45 minutes north of Edmonton, 40 minutes south of Athabasca, 45 minutes north-west of Ft. Saskatchewan and is part of the gateway to northern Alberta and the oil patch.
Clyde’s ideal location offers country living with easy access to all amenities!