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


Garage and Crafts Sale in Bearberry
Date: July 1 - 2, 2017
The Bearberry Wapitana Society is celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday and is hosting an
Indoor Garage and Crafts Sale.
Dates:
July 1, 2017 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Table rent: $ 10.00 per table or $ 15.00 for 2 tables.
For renting one or more tables please call Donnamari at (403) 638-5048 or send her an email. Everyone is welcome!

The first 150 Hot Dogs and Pop drinks are FREE!
Open Mike Jam and Entertainment on Saturday
Start your weekend with a "Wing Night" and finish it with a Jam Session on Sunday at the Bearberry Saloon.

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.



Bearberry Heritage and Arts Centre - Opening Hours

During the months of July and August 2017 the Bearberry Heritage and Arts Centre will be open on:

Saturday and Sunday
from 12:00 (noon) to 5:00 pm





Road Construction Works

We got information about construction work on Highway 22 and Highway 2A. The Bearberry roads are not in their plans for this year. But if you are interested to learn about the affected areas please click here for more information.





Rocky Wildfire Update - May 26, 2017
Blackstone Prescribed Fire Notice - May 26, 2017
Ignition operations on the Blackstone prescribed fire, 40 kms. northwest of Nordegg, commenced yesterday in the early afternoon. Operations will recommence when conditions are favourable.
The objective is to improve ungulate habitat by reducing shrub encroachment and reinvigorating grass growth. We will proceed when and where we can ensure a safe operation that will meet the overall objectives of the prescribed fire.
The adjacent area will remain closed to the public from May 19-31.

Please click here for more information.

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.



There was a significant wildfire in the Bearberry area in April 2016 and we expect that there are potential risks for more fires this season. Please keep yourself informed about ongoing conditions and fire bans by visiting the following websites:

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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