Town of Bruderheim

Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite


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The Town of Bruderheim — Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite, the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada — is a progressive and welcoming community with small town values, a variety of services, and a reasonably low cost of living.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to visit the Old Walker School — it was a four room schoolhouse built in 1908 of brick veneer that served until 1927, when it was destroyed by fire. A new school was built on the same site, and it still stands today at the north end of Queen Street. The school is now a museum and a designated Provincial Historical Resource. The Bruderheim Agricultural Society's Prairie Schooner, a beautifully restored covered wagon, attracts visitors just outside the museum's doors. Visit www.bruderheim.ca to see excerpts from the local history book, From Bush to Bushels: A History of Bruderheim and District. The Bruderheim Firehall has a display that showcases some pieces of the Bruderheim Meteorite, which fell in 1960. The giant rock shook homes and could be heard over 5,000 square kilometres—about 700 fragments were found in the area.

Join Bruderheim's many social events including the Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey event in June, the Model T Ford Races in July and Bruderheim Heartland Ag Day in August.

OUTDOORS Follow the paved Bruderheim Heritage Trail that links neighbourhoods and scenic sites throughout the community. Watch for markers offering information on Bruderheim's cultural and natural heritage. The trail system provides access to children's playgrounds and different sectors of town, and is a great opportunity to walk, run, or cycle. Visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre, behind the town office, to learn why wetlands and native plants are so important to quality of life. Those with a love for nature and gardening will be thrilled to explore Queen's Park at the south end of Queen Street. Heritage signs in the park give visual depictions of the town's history. The Bruderheim Campground is open from spring thaw to fall freeze-up and offers 24 serviced sites with power, water & sani-dump. Unserviced sites are also available. For more information on availability, please call the town office.

SHOP STAY Thiel’s Greenhouse is the scene for all things green in east central Alberta. Call to book your private planting party or group fundraiser! Here you will find seasonal ornamentals, vegetable plants, spectacular container gardens and hanging baskets. Bruderheim is home to the Studio 6 Hotel – the largest structure of its kind in North America built out of 80 steel shipping containers (sea-cans). Free continental breakfast is available and all 63 rooms come with kitchenettes and free wireless internet access.


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Name:
Town of Bruderheim
Office Address: 5017 Queen Street, Bruderheim, AB
Phone: 780-796-3731
Website: www.bruderheim.ca


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