to the Bearberry Community

Our hamlet is located 25 km west of Sundre at the base of the foothills in southwest Central Alberta and close to the east border of the Banff National Park. It belongs to the Municipality of Mountainview County.

Bearberry is located 25 km west of Sundre at the base of the foothills in southwest Central Alberta and close to the east border of the Banff National Park. It belongs to the Municipality of Mountainview County.Our valleys and foothills stretch for miles towards the mountains. Here wild horses mingle with the moose, deer and elk. Black bear also roam the forest floor and chattering little squirrels peek from the branches of tall spruce and pine. To our first settlers, this was "God's Country".

Our little corner of Alberta is very beautiful any season of the year and there are many opportunities for recreational activities.

Bearberry berries or Kinnikinik

Possibly the bears and the berries helped give our hamlet the name of Bearberry.

Whats happening in the Bearberry - Bearberry news

The Bearberry Community is hosting the Bearberry New Years Eve Party!
December 31, 2017
Tickets 20$per person
Tickets will go on sale December 1st 2017 will be available at the Bearberry Saloon or through Donnamari!
Potluck Dinner starts at 7pm
Entertainment starts at 9pm
Featuring Therry Lawson and guest!
Midnight lunch,Party Favours and Champagne included !
For more information please call Donnamari at (403) 636-0387

February 20, 2018

Bearberry Wapitana Society - Annual General Meeting
Start: 7:00 p.m.
Bearberry Community Hall
Everyone welcome!

Note: There are still several cooking items in the Bearberry Community Hall they do not belong to the Hall. If you are missing a pot etc. or you forgot that it is still sitting in the Community Hall, please send us an email .
Because we run out of storage space we will put all items on a table at our Annual General Meeting. On that date, or if possible earlier, you can pick up your belongings. Everything left after this date we will bring to the Sundre Thrift Store.
One Community member approached us because of a missing insert of an electric roaster. If anyone took it by accident please let us know and we will make sure to get it to the right person.

2nd Edition of the Bearberry History Book

Our 2nd Edition of the Bearberry History Book is printed and is ready for sale now.
There are only 100 books available.
Orders can be send to info@bearberrycommunity.com. Cost per book $ 35.00.

Rocky Mountain House Wildfire advisory per October 26, 2017
By Barry Shellian, Fri, Oct 26, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Current Provincial wildfire situation
There are currently 20 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is out of control, 17 are under control and 2 have been turned over to the responsible parties. More information.

Current Rocky Forest Area wildfire situation
There are 7 Under Control wildfires in the Rocky Forest Area.
Find the wildfire location and status map, here. Report a wildfire by calling 310-FIRE.

Fire Permits
Fire permits are required for all burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. New penalties now exist for failure to produce a fire permit when requested by a forest officer, read more here.

Visit firepermits.alberta.ca or call toll free 310-0000 to be connected to your nearest Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.

An Off-Highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smoldering and fall onto the ground as you drive away. You can help reduce your chance of starting a wildfire by stopping frequently to remove any buildup of debris from the hot spots on your machine. Ride debris free.

A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.

To call:
Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

Please click here for the latest updates.
Keep informed of fire restrictions across the province at www.albertafirebans.ca
To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

New Regulations Strengthen Wildfire Protection

Please keep yourself informed about the Wildfire Status for the Bearberry Area. Our area belongs to the Rocky Mountain House Forestry District 6. For burning permit please call: 1-403-845-8250 or 1-403-845-8272.

For our area wildfire blog please do sign up:

To find out how the Fireban system works, please visit Fireban System

Make your Property Fire Smart! Call for a free wild fire risk assessment for your property at 403-638-6516 or visit the following websites:

FireSmart Canada: www.firesmartcanada.ca/
FireSmart information for acreage and farm:


If you see a Wildfire in any Alberta forest area, please report it immediately to the nearest ranger station or call 310-FIRE (310.3473), or if it is a Structure fire call 911.

Before you do a Controlled Burn in Mountain View County please call Fire Dispatch 1.877.507.7011

If an Emergency occurs your current address and phone numbers are needed. Please contact Mountain View County to update your contact information at 403-335-3311; or email: gis@mvcounty.com


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