The history of Elk Point and area began long before the arrival of fur traders, but settlement history started with the land survey and homestead sale when Alberta became a province in 1905. Immigrants arrived and struggled to make a livelihood on undeveloped land with very few resources to help them get started. Over time, schools, roads, bridges and services necessary for functional communities were put in place. In this section you can find information about the beginnings of the settlement period, the later growth and development and some of the interesting times along the way.