Welcome to the Bearberry Community
Dear Bearberry landowners and visitors to our area!
We know how supportive the people in the Bearberry are. If you are able to help during this COVID-19 crisis (and in the future), we are initiating two ways to enable our community to support each other:
First, we have created a new FaceBook Group called Bearberry Neighbours Helping Neighbours. Please post what you are available to help with. Also, if you need help, post what kind of help you need. People can then connect online or via phone to help as needed.
For security purposes, this group is private so only members can see posts. Feel free to request to join the group and invite others FROM THE AREA to join the group once you are in it. Please do NOT include anything in your posts that may indicate if you will be away to minimize the potential for criminal activity.
Second, for people who are not on Facebook, they can email NHNBearberry@gmail.com and we will post for you and/or connect you in some other way.
The Mountain View County is posting COVID-19 UPDATES and provides you with information where you can apply for financial support and get other help in this very challenging time.
In addition Mountain View County, along with their partners at the Town of Sundre have put together a letter asking visitors to stay home until the COVID-19 outbreak has passed. The potential impact on local health services could overload local health services.
The Bearberry Community Hall as well as the Community Playground is closed until further notice. As soon as we get the OK from Alberta Health regulators that it is safe to open our Hall for public gatherings and other functions again we will post those information onto this website and onto the Facebook page as well.
For the renters of our Community Hall we advice you to ask ahead of time when and whether our Hall can be open for your function.
We are all in this together. Stay safe!
Bearberry Wapitana Society
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 Mountain View County.
To some in our area, two years is a long time…
to some in our area who were born here, OLD TIME and LONG TIME means nothing’.
Many people from all over the world settled in Bearberry in the early years of the last century. Many of their families still live in our area. During the last two decades more and more people from the cities moved to Bearberry because of the peace and quietness here.
Cattle, coyotes and domestic wildlife are part of our community as well. We estimate approximately 130 households are part of our area.
Don’t look for high rise buildings … the “downtown” is marked by the Community Hall, the Heritage & Arts Centre and the Saloon. Sorry, at the moment we don’t have a gas station, so please fill up in Sundre before you come to Bearberry!
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