The Village of Myrnam is located approximately 180 KM NE of Edmonton Alberta at the intersection of regional Highways 45 and 881. Originally settled in the early 1900′s, a post office was established in 1908 and a CPR siding and townsite followed in 1927. As frustrated residents debated over a potential name for the Village one resident wishing dissension to cease, cried out Myrnam, which in Ukrainian means peace to us. The issue was settled and the Village was officially incorporated in 1930. Once home to five-grain elevators along the CP railroad, Myrnam continues to be a great place to call home. Like many smaller communities in Alberta Myrnam offers many opportunities for young families and seniors. An active recreational life including golf, curling, snowmobiling and organized sports is complemented by enjoyable seniors activities. The Village has a kindergarten to Grade 12 school, a medical clinic, seniors residence, and Alzheimer’s unit, gas station, restaurants, and a local food store. In addition, the Village has 2 banks, a seed cleaning plant, and fertilizer facility.
Myrnam Dove Park provides an oasis in the middle of the Village where visitors can rest, relax and review the many plaques posted on memorial monuments located in the park in honour of former residents. The Myrnam Dove and Historical Society continue to enhance the park each year. From time to time local organizations use the park for outdoor concerts or other activities designed to build relationships in the community.