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.

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Forestburg 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 and cultural opportunities and business services. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet and south of town on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines. Join them for their annual Open House on the 3rd Sunday in June. This year, don’t miss the special Canada 150th Celebration in August where lots of fun activities are planned.

The airport is alive on June 10-11 with the 1/8 Mile Drag Races sponsored by the Camrose Cruisers. On June 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.

For those looking to enjoy some time outside, the town has a golf course and two campgrounds, plus more places to camp in the area, including Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground. Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September.

Take 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. Pick up fresh produce and homemade goods at the Forestburg Community Market.

Forestburg Featured Businesses


Battle River Railway


Coutts Home Hardware


Battle River Crossing Resort and Campground


Forestburg Golf Club

Name: Village of Forestburg
Office Address: 4902 - 50 Street, Forestburg, Alberta
Phone: 780-582-3668

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