As one of the province's oldest cities, Wetaskiwin's historic downtown features thirteen turn-of-the-century buildings restored to their original splendor. The downtown area is walkable with appealing storefronts and a clustering of businesses. The retail mix is comprised of a total of 82 storefronts which 84% are local independents.
Downtown Wetaskiwin benefits from having a recognized grocery retailer as an anchor along with all the major banking institutions. The business mix is dominated by professional & financial services, medical services, limited service food & beverage and grocery & specialty foods.