Community Profile

Community Profile


The hamlet of Anzac is on the western shore of Willow Lake in the southern region of the Municipality and is in close proximity to Gregoire Lake Provincial Park. It is located approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 63 and 881. Anzac was established in 1917 as a stopping point on the Alberta Great Waterways Railway Line and was named after the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps that surveyed the area during World War I. According to the 2010 census, there are 785 residents currently living in Anzac. Community services include a volunteer fire department, a community meeting hall, several outdoor recreational facilities and Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School.


Predominant Language: English

Nearest Town/City: Fort McMurray


  • Anzac Esso
  • Anzac Grocery
  • After school programming at Anzac Community Hall
  • Anzac Community Health 780-791-6012
  • Anzac Municipal Office 780-334-2298
  • Anzac FCSS and Willow Lake Community Association 780-334-2540
  • ATCO 1-800-668-2248

Recreation/Attractions: Anzac Recreation Centre, Anzac Day Use area which features a beach, boat launch, picnic tables, BBQ pit and Windsurfers Beach.

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: Willow Lake Newsletter, Fort McMurray Today, 94.5 FM CFWE Radio, Mix 103.7 FM, 100.5 Cruz FM, Country 93.3 FM, Kaos 91.1 FM, CBC Radio One 99.3 FM and Shaw TV Fort McMurray.