Rocky Rapids, Alberta
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|Hamlet of Rocky Rapids|
|— Hamlet —|
Location of Rocky Rapids in Alberta
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Rocky Rapids, Alberta is the second largest hamlet in Brazeau County Number 77 after Lodgepole, Alberta. With a population of around 300 (est. 2005), it is not considered an independent municipality.
The economy of Rocky Rapids is a small economy mainly ran by the Drayton Valley Oil Sector. Rocky Rapids has one store at the hamlet center. Other home businesses are ran in Rocky Rapids as well.
Arts & Culture
The Musical Arts is the strongest of the arts in Rocky Rapids. The Easyfest Music Festival used to be held in Rocky Rapids but is now defunct.
The outdoor skating rink is the main building for outdoor recreation in Rocky Rapids. Ice is made every year in the building. A nearby park is also very popular with young children. Many people use the walking path to walk and bike on. The walking path extends from the back of Rocky Rapids past the park, past the airport, through the coulee, past the new H.W. Pickup Jr. High School and to Drayton Valley.
Rapid Fire Raceway is located near Rocky Rapids where people race Sprint Cars on a dirt track.A martial arts class is taught in the community hall.
The main transportation is Household vehicles. Rocky Rapids has no Public Transit. The Drayton Valley Municipal Airport is located 2 km out of Rocky Rapids.
Rocky Rapids has no local media enterprises, but uses Drayton Valley media programs for news and information. The Drayton Valley Western Review is the newspaper that is circulated through Rocky Rapids and Big West Country 92.9 FM Frequency is the bearer of country radio, news, sports and weather.
|Drayton Valley Western Review||92.9 CIBW Drayton Valley||CBC Edmonton|
|Edmonton Sun||103.9 CISN Edmonton||CITV- Global Edmonton|
|Edmonton Journal||790 CFCW||CTV Edmonton|
|The Community Voice||630 CHED|