“The Prettiest Little Town in Alberta”
Introduction to the Town of Millet, Alberta, Canada
The Town of Millet is nestled on Highway 2A, 45 km south of Edmonton and 20 km south of the International Airport, right alongside the original Pacific Railway built in 1891. Traveling south from Edmonton on Calgary Trail or from the Airport on QE2 Hwy, take exit #616/2A to Wetaskiwin from the Leduc overpass and join us for a visit. Millet began with a single store owned by Ben Slaughter. The Town was named for August Millet, Ben Slaughter’s fur supplier and canoe man for Father Lacombe, and reached village status on June 17, 1903. Many disasters including major fires in 1902, 1927, 1996 and 1997, although devastating, only strengthened the community’s sense of comradeship, dedication and pride in rebuilding.
On September 1, 1983, Millet was declared a Town. A general election was held with the change to Town status; 6 Councilors and a Mayor were elected. Housing and acreage developments have since been on a steady increase.
A picturesque community, Millet centers on a 65-acre park system with a combination of natural and manicured area. Parks in this community are second to none in Alberta and the downtown is a matter of pride for the community. This pride is evident throughout the community, private homes, businesses, streets, churches, schools, library and public facilities all contribute to providing a clean and safe environment.
Millet continues to be active in educational and recreational programs throughout the year that are supported by numerous groups and organizations. Leisure activities, sport and cultural activities are available for all age groups, from preschool to seniors.
Millet is a proud participant in the National Communities in Bloom Program since 1996 receiving recognition across Canada for its beauty, charm and friendly rural atmosphere. Through the dedication of volunteerism and community endeavors, Millet blooms, even in the winter as participants in the Winter Lights Program since 2004.