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The Irvine General Store is a convenience store, bakery, 24-seat restaurant and a Laundromat.  We also have an Alberta Treasury Branch Agency located in the building. 


 We (Mike & Karen Hamerton) acquired the store through a close out auction on February 28th, 2004 and purchased only the building at that time.  Due to prior commitments, work on the current store and residences did not start until June of 2004. 

On August 1st, 2004 we opened the convenience store in the area that is now the restaurant seating area.  

We gradually expanded the store from a place to get milk and snacks to the current comprehensive store. 

The convenience store now carries a wide variety of stock consisting of dairy products, snack foods, grocery items, health and beauty products, frozen foods, bison products, beverages, stationary, automotive supplies and even hardware items. 

We strive to make it as much of a “general store” as possible.


We have an on site bakery, baking fresh bread daily for our customers.  We also do special orders and supply our restaurant with fresh bread. 

One of the specialty items we make and sell out of our bakery is “Bacon Cheese Twists”.  These are a piece of unleavened bread dough rolled in shredded cheddar cheese and twisted around a slice of bacon.  We then bake them to a crisp golden brown and sell them individually and in bulk.  

People from as far away as Manitoba have made a special stop at our store to get them.



We have renovated the store and refinished several of the original counters and shelves that were left in the basement of the building.

The main feature of the store is our “candy counter” with over 40 different penny and nickel candies to choose from.  We also have many other “old fashion” candy and “specialty” candies.  Many of our customers mention that it’s like stepping back in time when the come through the door and see the “candy counter”.  



Our business hours for the store and restaurant are Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Closed on Sundays and holidays.


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Irvine General Store
83 South Railway St
P.O. Box 127
Irvine, Alberta T0J 1V0
Phone: (403) 834-3822
Fax: (403) 834-2671
Email: info@treatdreamsbandb.com
Store Hours

7:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Friday
8:00am - 9:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Closed Holidays