The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose, at the junction of Highway 53 and S.R. 856. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20km south and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities. The rich farmland of the area was settled by British, Scandinavian and German homesteaders in 1905. Coal mining has been a part of the area almost as long as agriculture, as enterprising homesteaders opened first of many small underground “gopher hole” mines in the banks of the Battle River in 1907. After the coming of the railway in 1916, a townsite was surveyed, and Forestburg was incorporated as a village in 1919. Today agriculture, coal mining and power generation form the basis of Forestburg’s economy, along with increasing oil and gas activity.
A planning survey found what Forestburg and area residents liked most about their community was the “friendly people”. Small town values of caring and working together abound (no small town could exist without many volunteers!). Forestburg residents have a progressive 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 the proud National Winner of Communities in Bloom 2010 competition in the 1 – 1000 category!
Industry, Resources and Agriculture are the building blocks of Forestburg, Alberta's "Growing community". It's the great community spirit and the warm friendly people that make Forestburg a very special place to live or visit.
East Central Alberta's wide open spaces don't just apply to the country-side. Forestburg is the perfect place to meet all your family's needs. Waiting to build your dream home? Forestburg had a large selection of serviced, ready to develop lots that quickly sold. Engineering is underway right now, so more lots will be developed soon making your new home a reality.
Forestburg is a community oriented, safe and healthy place to raise your family or retire in. We are proud of our quality of life and the recreational and cultural facilities we have to offer.
Forestburg has the perfect balance of educational opportunities, senior's facilities, recreational facilities, cultural amenities, and a vibrant business community.
If the Forestburg community sounds like the place for you, call the Village Office @ 780-582-3668. You'll never regret making Forestburg part of your life.
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