Welcome
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



September 30, 2017
Memorial Service for Roy Dawson, brother of Maureen Remond, and long time Bearberry resident. The memorial will take place in the Bearberry Community Hall, starting at 2:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.


October 3, 2017
Meet your Division 5 Councillor candidates
at the Bearberry Community Hall from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.



Bearberry Turkey Dinner 2017 October 15 2017


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 Update - Trail closures liftet - Sept. 15, 2017


Coral Creek Valley, White Rabbit Trail/Hummingbird and Crescent Falls areas are now open to public access. However, recently burned areas should be avoided. Recent wildfires are still smoldering in places. Roots of trees may be compromised and pose a risk of falling and making some trails impassible.

FIRE RESTRICTION LIFTED
The Fire Restriction has been lifted in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area (RMHFA) as of 6:00 p.m. Wednesday September 13, 2017. Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.

Fire Permits
- A fire permit is required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires.
- To obtain your free fire permit, please call the Rocky Forest Area permit line at (403) 845-8581.

LOCAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
RWF-062 in the Coral Creek valley is under control.
RWF-063 near Canary Mountain is under control.
RWF-065 near Crescent Falls is now classified as under control.
RWF-068 west of Burnstick Lake is now classified as under control.

Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave your site. Remember to soak it, stir it and soak it again. If you can still feel heat coming from the ashes it is not extinguished.
Debris falling from off-highway vehicles can start wildfires. Exhaust systems can heat up to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees - hot enough to fry an egg. Remember to stop frequently and take the time to knock debris from your machine's hotspots. If debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to ensure it's out.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
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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:
www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/firesmart-farm-and-ranch-magazine
www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/firesmart-farm-and-acreage-magazine-fall-winter-edition

http://www.albertacampgroundguide.ca/fire_bans_status

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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