Pioneer families who arrived from Austria in the 1890s settled around the area that became the hamlet of Josephburg. Their most recent population count is 233. Josephburg is an active farming community near the Scotford industrial area, home to world class petrochemical industries. It is 10 minutes southeast of Fort Saskatchewan in the northern portion of Strathcona County.
The hamlet is home to a 4500 foot airport which is not only used by industry but also many recreational flyers. In addition to the airport, the hamlet is situated next to a secondary highway and the CP rail line.
The spirit of Josephburg is as vibrant as ever. Josephburg is host to many events and socials. The Agricultural Society sponsors the Country Classic, a junior livestock show, the annual Fiddle Jamboree. Every fall and winter, Josephburg Presents brings a series of entertainers to the hamlet. Details are available at www.josephburg-ag.ca.
Christmas in the Heartland has become a family favourite with a full -day of events in the area; ending up with Light Up Heartland Hall.
If you are in Josephburg to participate in hockey at Moyer Recreation Centre, visit relatives or participate in a local gymkhana or ball game, or out for a drive, you will see everything is 'better in the Burg'!