Wildwood is located approximately 116 km west of Edmonton on Highway 16. There is currently a significant amount of vacant and developable land, as well as capacity in services, in Wildwood. The County will support growth and future development in this community.
During the early 1900’s, Wildwood, then called Jarawa, was a settlement of black people. When the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad went through, the name of the community was changed to Junkins as the letter ‘J’ was the next letter in line to be used in the naming system, but Junkins was later renamed Wildwood. Wildwood has a rich and interesting history of settlers, churches, cemeteries, and schools, just to name a few. Located west of Wildwood, between the two highways to the southeast of Granada was a Prisoner of War Camp for the Japanese. This camp would have been in operation during the Second World War.
Today, Wildwood is a community of thriving businesses and services with one of the main attractions being Chip Lake Park. Also located in Wildwood is Yellowhead County’s Community Services Office.