A new type of post office becomes a community hub in rural areas

November 2, 2021
2 minute read

Rural, northern and Indigenous communities in Canada are often under-served when it comes to financial and community services. Access to services may require a lengthy drive and sometimes online access isn’t a reliable way to get the things members of the community need. Our newest post office concept brings new services to help fill potential gaps in these communities.

Canada Post is piloting a new post office in High Prairie, Alberta that will showcase and test some new features. Customers will be able to do much more than pick up their mail and packages. They’ll have access to new money services, business supplies, electric vehicle (EV) charging, a community directory and 24-hour secure drop off and pick up of packages.

What to expect in our new High Prairie post office

  • Money services
    • ATM – coming soon
    • Canada Post MyMoney Loan
    • Money transfers
  • Staples business supplies
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging
  • Access to local business and community information
  • 24/7 secure access to
    • Package drop off
    • Postal and parcel boxes

Money services for you

There will be an onsite ATM and information on Canada Post’s newest money service – the Canada Post MyMoney Loan.

Going green with electric vehicle charging

We know Canadians are becoming more eco-friendly, which is why the new post office has EV charging stations that are compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

One-stop-shop for your small business needs

You will be able to drop off your mail and pick up business supplies in one location, thanks to a wide selection of Staples business supplies.

Helping communities

Canada Post is excited to provide communities with better access to products and services they might be currently missing. We will use this new post office as a learning experience to continue to bring more value to Canadians and help better serve the communities that rely on us.

You can visit the High Prairie post office, in person, at 4801 52 Avenue, High Prairie, Alberta starting October 29, 2021.