Community Profile

Community Profile

Situated on the shores of Bohn Lake, the hamlet of Janvier is located in the southern region of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It is approximately 120 km south of Fort McMurray and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 881 as well as a small airstrip located in the community. There is a large Métis population in Janvier and it is home to the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation. According to the 2010 census, there are 195 people living in Janvier.


Predominant Language: English, Cree, Dené

Nearest Town/City: Fort McMurray

Services: Janvier Municipal Office, home care worker, Father R. Perin School, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation Office, Janvier Health Centre, Jayz Gas Bar, Janvier Detachment RCMP, Janvier Airport and Sekweha.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, quilting program, volleyball, badminton, storytelling and arts n’ crafts.

Attractions: Bohn Lake and Winifred Lake.

Banking: The following banks are available in Fort McMurray:

Alberta Treasury Branch, TD Bank, Royal Bank, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, Scotia Bank, Servus Credit Union, Meridian Credit Union

Media: Janvier News.