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

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 Area - Wildfire Advisory
August 10, 2017

By Barry Shellian, Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

As of 8am August 10 there is a Wildfire Advisory for the Rocky Forest Area
- All existing Fire Permits are suspended.
- No new Fire Permits will be issued
- Safe campfires are allowed
Find the most current information on Fire Advisories/Restrictions/Bans throughout the province of Alberta at AlbertaFireBans.ca.

The wildfire hazard in the Rocky Forest Area (RFA) is High.
Click here for Wildfire Hazard across Alberta
Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia continues to drift into the Rocky Forest Area. Check current smoke forecasts here. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties as a result of the smoke, please visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811.
Check out Alberta's Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for information on air quality and your health.

Click here to follow the Alberta Wildfire Blog. 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 Subscribe to the RFA wildfire blog and receive an email when new information is posted. Download the Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit wildfire.alberta.ca Barry A. Shellian RPFT Wildfire Information Officer Rocky Forest Area Department of Agriculture and Forestry P 403.845.8351 May the forest be with you Read more 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

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.


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