Ghost River Subdivision

Historical Information

This residential community is located on Highway 40 west of the Summer Village of Waiparous and was developed in the early 1990s.

Community Resources


Linear municipal reserve exists for additional trail construction. A large recreation lease exists to the north of the community. This lease is jointly held by the MD and the Summer Village of Waiparous (SVW). A trail system exists on this parcel of land and is maintained by the local Ghost-Waiparous Trails Association (GWTA) following the Back 40 Resource Management Plan.

FireSmart Planning

FireSmart planning has been undertaken by the partners and will be moving forward under the guidance of the Back 40 Firesmart Committee (a GWTA working committee with members from Benchlands, Ghost, SVW and Forestry) as funding opportunities arise with community information and consultation occurring at each operational planning step.

The first operational work on the Back 40 Fire Smart Plan will begin November 21/17 and be completed by mid-January 2018.  The Back 40 FireSmart Nov Flyer provides more details on the work being completed with access restrictions information, project contacts and a map. 

No one is allowed on-site where falling equipment, chain-saws, or mulching equipment is operating as per OH&S Legislation.

After the FireSmart work is completed and the report has been finalised a public information session will be held on Saturday February 24 at the Waiparous Community Services Building. This event will be organised with the Back 40 and SVW FireSmart Committees.

 Population: 40+ (estimated from 2011 Federal Census data)

Community Organizations

The following community organization is in Ghost River Country Residential Subdivision:
  • Ghost-Waiparous Trails Association - email