Village Profile & Map

Find information on the Village of Barnwell, located in the heart of the Municipal District of Taber region.

Barnwell is a vibrant village in the heart of the Municipal District of Taber region. Conveniently located on Highway 3, we are a ten-minute drive west of Taber and 30 minutes from downtown Lethbridge making Barnwell an ideal place to enjoy the laid-back village life, while having easy access to all the shopping, health care, and entertainment the region has to offer.

Community focused, we work hard to provide our citizens the residential amenities of a larger centre while maintaining the charm and inclusiveness of a rural village. Our many parks, community events, and playgrounds ensure accessible recreation and an active lifestyle for families of all ages. Barnwell is proud to be home to Barnwell School – a K-9 elementary school that focuses on the 3As of academics, arts, and athletics – that is an integral hub to the many young families within the Village. With a public library, outdoor fitness and agility equipment, private fitness centre, and seniors group our community supports lifelong learning, health, and cultural connections.

Boasting strategically significant rail and highway transportation links, Barnwell offers potential processor and innovation partners competitive logistics and supply chain infrastructure along Canada’s Premier Food Corridor. Our location, coupled with our varied residential offerings including large lot and home sizes makes our community a terrific option for families or agri-food industries, home based businesses, or professional services.

Whether you are looking to move to the region or locate your business, we look forward to meeting you and know that together we can keep the Village of Barnwell “A Great Place to Call Home”.

Population: 978 (2021)
Schools: Barnwell School, Kindergarten to Grade 9 (Horizon School Division) GO TROJANS!
Fire protection: Municipal District of Taber Station 7 Barnwell – Regional Fire Services

Getting Here

  • Distance from major centres: 10 kilometres west of Taber; 43 kilometres east of the Lethbridge; 263 kilometres south of Calgary
  • Connecting highway: Crowsnest Highway (AB 3/BC 3)
  • Railway: Canadian Pacific
  • Air service – commercial: Lethbridge Airport (YQL)
  • Air service – hobbyist/emergency: Taber Airport (TC LID: CED5)


Village of Barnwell – Colored Information Map 2016

The Village of Barnwell is pleased to provide you with an interactive Public GIS system in partnership with Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC). This can provide residents with lot and zoning information and each parcel within our community. To access the map, click on the link below.



This is only an illustrative Interactive Public GIS Map of the Village of Barnwell. We are providing this information as a courtesy. Do not rely on the map as being precise indicators of feature locations, measurements, routes or navigation.

Village of Barnwell Truck Route

Please review our Traffic Bylaw and Traffic Bylaw Amendment if you have any questions.