Ghost River Subdivision

Historical Information


This residential community is located on Highway 40 west of the Summer Village of Waiparous and was developed in the early 1990s.

Community Resources


Trails


Linear municipal reserve exists for additional trail construction. A large recreation lease exists to the north of the community. This lease is jointly held by the MD and the Summer Village of Waiparous (SVW). A trail system exists on this parcel of land and is maintained by the local Ghost-Waiparous Trails Association (GWTA) following the Back 40 Resource Management Plan.

The Back 40 - Information and Map Brochure

FireSmart Work


FireSmart planning was undertaken by the partners and is moving forward under the guidance of the Back 40 FireSmart Committee (a GWTA working committee with members from Benchlands, Ghost, SVW and Forestry) as funding opportunities arise with community information and consultation occurring at each operational planning step.

The second operational work phase of the Back 40 Fire Smart Plan
is expected to begin the week of January 7, 2019 and continue to the end of February.   Trail users are asked to respect all the safety requirements of these operations.   There will not be any work on Sundays.

The first operational work on the Back 40 Fire Smart Plan was completed before Christmas 2017.  The Back 40 FireSmart Feb20-18 Flyer provides more details on the work completed with area resident firewood removal information.  The Back 40 and SVW FireSmart Committees held a 
public information and feedback session February 24/18 at the Waiparous Community Services Building. This was the main opportunity to provide your feedback and input into the next operational phases of the Back 40 FireSmart plan but you can also provide feedback to gwta.ab.ca@gmail.com.  

 Population: 40+ (estimated from 2011 Federal Census data)

Community Organizations


The following community organization is in Ghost River Country Residential Subdivision:
  • Ghost-Waiparous Trails Association - email

Useful Documents