Party Founding : An group calling itself the Wildrose Party of Alberta came together on June 23, 2007 at a meeting in Red Deer (after an earlier meeting on May 26) concerned over Alberta's place in the federation, the level of provincial spending, and two recent by-elections where more conservative parties had failed to seriously challenge the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Ed Stelmach.
On January 19, 2008 members of the Wildrose group along with the members of the registered Alberta Alliance Party voted to create the "Wildrose Alliance Party", with members of the Alberta Alliance able to continue their memberships under the new name. Formally, the the name of the new party was the Wildrose Alliance Political Association.
The new party adopted bylaws substantially the same as those of the group calling itself the Wildrose Party of Alberta, and immediately conducted an election of officers. Assets of the group and party were combined.
In June 2011, the party convention adopted the public name Wildrose Party (legally the Wildrose Political Association), although the name appears to not have been registered with Alberta Elections until February 3, 2015.