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.
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.
Possibly the bears and the berries helped give our hamlet the name of Bearberry.
Information evening about Fire Protection in the Bearberry Area
Date: March 27, 2017 - Start 6:00 p.m.
at the Bearberry Community Hall
Even if it doesn't look like summer yet, the dry season will come soon again and with it the danger of forest and grass fires in our area. During our last AGM we learned that there are concerns in regards of fire protection, different regulations regarding fire bans, etc. Therefore the Society asked the Mountain View County to arrange a meeting with all involved departments.
This is a Q & A meeting for the Bearberry Residents with Mountain View County Officials in partnership with Agriculture and Forestry (formerly SRD).
Please try to attend this meeting where you can address all your questions and concerns in this regards.
Everyone is welcome!
Bearberry Daze are coming back
Date: June 30 - July 2, 2017
Like in the “old times” the Bearberry Wapitana Society is in the planning stages of the revival of the “Bearberry Daze”.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Bearberry Saloon starting with the Chicken Wings night on Friday evening June 30, 2017 in the Bearberry Saloon, games and dance in the Hall and on the Hall Grounds, and a wrap up on Sunday, July 2, 2017, with a Jam Session with Therry Lawson.
If you like to help us with ideas and the organization of this event or work as a volunteer during this event, please contact Donnamarie at (403) 638-5048 or send her an email.
There was a significant wildfire in the Bearberry area in April 2016 and due to the dry conditions we expect that there are potential risks for more fires this season. Therefore keep yourself informed about ongoing conditions by visiting the following websites:
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).
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