Visiting Bon Accord

Welcome to Bon Accord
Canada's First International Dark Sky Community
On August 3, 2015 the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) designated the Town of Bon Accord as an International Dark Sky Community. This made Bon Accord the first community in Canada and the eleventh in the world to receive this designation.  Read more about the designation

Bon Accord is a rural community located in the centre of Sturgeon County, just minutes away from the capital of the province, Edmonton, Alberta. Our location allows our 1488 residents to have the best of both worlds ... a rural environment with immediate access to all the amenities and services of a large urban centre.

Throughout the year, Bon Accord has many special events organized by local committees, organizations and volunteers. There are many opportunities for residents to make a major impact through community involvement.

Bon Accord offers a number of recreational and cultural activities as well as myriad community services that provide support and opportunities for the enjoyment of all its residents.

Bon Accord is rich in heritage, cultural, recreational and entertainment activities. Facilities include a community hall, drop-in centre for seniors, a library, a number of active and passive recreation parks, including a sports field and an arena with a developed mezzanine for community activities.


Bon Accord has two schools: Bon Accord Community School offers kindergarten to Grade 4; Lilian Schick School having Grades 5 to 9.  Students in grades 10 -12 are bused to either Sturgeon Composite School in Namao or Redwater School in Redwater.  The high schools offer a full complement of programs that include advanced academic placement through to vocational courses.

Bon Accord has an active Community Services program. Out of School Care (before and after school), support groups, information and referral, youth development,  Victim Services, Let's Play, Preschool, and Family Violence Prevention are just a few of the programs provided in the community.

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Town Office

5025 – 50th Avenue

Monday –Friday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Closed for lunch

Noon – 12:30 pm daily

Closed on all

statutory holidays

Phone: 780 921 3550

Fax: 780 921 3585

Mailing Address:

Box 779, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0