Town of Bruderheim
Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite
Description: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. Its location and links to major transportation corridors provide convenient connections to nearby key sectors.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSPlan 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 Street Hockey event on June 10, Bruderheim Heartland Ag Days on August 18-20, and Cultural Evening on September 16. And new this year is the first ever antique car Model T Ford Races on July 29!
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 780-796-3731.
STAYThe Town of Bruderheim is pleased to welcome the Studio 6 extended stay hotel. The hotel is the largest structure of its kind in North America to be built out of shipping containers (sea-cans). The new hotel was built out of 80 steel shipping containers, cut, reshaped and engineered so that from the outside to inside, it looks no different than any other hotel. It offers 63 rooms, all with kitchenettes. It also has a lounge area, fitness room, and meeting room.
Name: Town of Bruderheim
Office Address: 5017 Queen Street, Bruderheim, AB
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