The Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay is located at the north west end of Vincent Lake, approximately 20 km north of St. Paul, Alberta.

It was incorporated as a Summer Village on January 1, 1985 and is governed by 3 elected individuals; a mayor, a deputy mayor and one councillor.

Municipal elections are held in July every four years. Day to day operations are handled by a Chief Administrative Officer.

There are 145 residential lots in the Village.

Open Fires & Brush Burning

Residents wishing to burn brush or have any type of open fire should be aware that the requirements for OPEN FIRES has changed and fire permits are now required.

If you want to burn brush or have an open fire, please contact the Village administration, Norman Briscoe, at (780)645-4677, to obtain a permit.

When registering your burns, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name

  • Contact Phone Number

  • Expected completion date of burn

  • Summer Village address

  • Material being burnt

Some open burning may need to be inspected prior to lighting the fire.

Fire pits and BBQ's are not considered open fires and do not require a permit.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Martin Recreation Center is closed for all activities, including rentals.

For more information go to "Public Safety" page and click on "Fire Ban Categories".


There is currently NO FIRE BAN.​

Check the AB Gov't website from time to time: as fire ban status could be changed.

Landfill & Waste Transfer Facilities

Waste Bins at the Summer Village are for BAGGED HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY

For large and other items the following Landfill & Waste Transfer Stations are available for use by Summer Village residents:

Operating Hours: May 1 to October 31, 2020

ASHMONT:   59518 Range Road 112                     VINCENT LAKE: 59117 Range Road 95

                       Tuesday, Saturday &  Sunday                                      Tuesday and Saturday

                       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                                    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                       "Take it or Leave it" location

MALLAIG:      10015 TWP Road 604                         EVERGREEN REGIONAL LANDFILL:           

                        Tuesday & Saturday                                  Located west of St. Paul on HWY 29

                        9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                               & turn south on Range Road 104

                        "Take it or Leave it" location                    Monday to Saturday

                                                                                  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                                                              Closed Sundays & Statutory holidays.


What can you bring to a Transfer Station?  - Click here. 

(These items cannot be disposed of at the Village waste bins)

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About Us

Application for Temporary Field Authorization (TFA)

An authorization is required to place a mooring structure into a waterbody when the structure will be there longer than 14 days.

To obtain authorization you need the following forms, which are available at

  • Application for Client ID
  • Application for Temporary Field Authorization
  • Consent of the Waterfront Landowner, which is the Summer Village.

          (email: svhorseshoebay@gmail)

The "User Guide for Dock Permits" is available to assist you in completing and submitting an application to the department. Find both the guide and the application form on the website at:

​This is an Alberta Government requirement. If you have questions regarding a client ID or the TFA, please call Alberta Environment & Parks at 780-623-5279. The Village cannot advise individuals on what the province will require or approve.

PO Box 1778

St. Paul, Alberta  T0A 3A0

Phone: (780)645-4677