Village of Forestburg
Home of the Scenic Battle River Valley
The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities. Coal mining, agriculture and the railway have been an important part of the history of the community and still are today as the Village is proud to be the home of the Battle River Railway serving agriculture and tourism in the region.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose with a population of 875. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13, and west of Highway 36. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities. Coal mining, agriculture and the railway have been an important part of the history of the community, and still are today as the Village is proud to be the home of the Battle River Railway serving agriculture and tourism in the region.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSForestburg residents have a friendly attitude and a lot of pride in their community, as is evident in the many beautiful yards and well-maintained homes and buildings. Forestburg is proud to be a former National Winner of the Communities in Bloom competition. Forestburg offers an exciting blend of recreational & cultural opportunities and business services. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet, housed in a 1927 Masonic Temple, restored by the Forestburg Historical Society. South of town on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site – Canada's only surface coal mining museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines made from riveted construction in 1927. Join them for their annual Open House on the 3rd Sunday in June. On June 16 & 17 the Mud Bog in the “Burg” is a one-of-a-kind event where you can enter your ATV or truck for a fun run through the mud. Stay on site with camping and concessions available. Mark your calendars next year for August 3-5, 2019 for the Forestburg’s 100th Anniversary!
OUTDOORSKids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. For those looking to spend more time outside, the town has a golf course and two campgrounds. Other places to camp in the area include Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground, and Big Knife Provincial Park, both located in the Battle River Valley.
EAT SHOPTake a walk along the beautiful tree-lined streets while visiting the community and you will see a diversified selection of businesses offering all services – shopping, dining and accommodations for both residents and visitors alike. Head downtown for a bite at CJ's Deli & Restaurant – a popular local eatery. Across the street, Coutts Home Hardware is the place to pick up your outdoor and camping supplies. Plan to attend the Christmas Market in November with over 40 vendors.
Forestburg Featured Businesses
AttractionsFriend of the Battle River Railway
ShoppingCoutts Home Hardware
DiningCJ's Deli & Restaurant
CampingBattle River Crossing Resort and Campground
GolfingForestburg Golf Club
Name: Village of Forestburg
Office Address: 4902 - 50 Street, Forestburg, Alberta
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