Welcome to the
Village of Hines Creek


The Village of Hines Creek is a friendly small northern Alberta community with a population of approximately 312 people who are mostly involved in forestry, agriculture, and the oil industries.

It was settled in the mid 1800s as a lucrative trapping area for settlers who traded with the North West Company along the Peace River.

The name of the community can be traced to an early fur buyer, Jack Hines. Hines was greatly respected by the local First Nations population, who named two creeks in his honour. The primary creek was named the Hines, and its tributary was named Jack Creek.  Originally located three miles south-east of its present site on the old Fort St. John Trail, the arrival of the railroad determined the final location of Hines Creek. In 1930, the store and post office were moved to the present location near the railway tracks. The name of Hines Creek was retained.

The Hamlet of Hines Creek was incorporated as a Village in 1952.

Hines Creek is known as the “End of Steel” – because it was historically the furthest point north and west that the Canadian National Railway extended to across the vast prairies.  The Village erected the world’s largest spike in 1992, measuring 13 feet high and 15 inches wide, developing  “Spike Park”.

For visitor information go to the Mighty Peace Tourism website for accommodations, activities, restaurants and much more around the Peace Country!

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Village Of Hines Creek
Village Of Hines Creek5 months ago
FOB rates and more information on our Fitness Center can be found on our website http://hinescreek.com/about-us/hines-creek-fitness-centre/
Village Of Hines Creek
Village Of Hines Creek5 months ago
On the morning of February 3, our Water Treatment Plant Operator identified a potential leak due to the water trending report from the night before. Public works inspected the town to see if there was a line break and water pressure was reduced to decrease the pressure to the system. The water trend report from last night shows that the overnight usage has returned to normal. Water pressure will be increased slowly over the coming days. Please stay vigilant and thank you for you assistance. If you plan on being away either have you water turned off or have someone checking your house in case you have a line break within your home.