Sundre, Alberta

Sundre, Alberta Sundre is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Mountain View County, 130 km (81 mi) northwest from Calgary, along the Cowboy Trail in the Canadian Rockies foothills.

Sundre takes its name from a town in Norway, the original home of Nels T. Hagen, the town's first postmaster.


Sundre's first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen, arrived in 1906. Sundre incorporated as a village in 1950 and then as a town in 1956.


The Town of Sundre's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 2,695.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Sundre had a population of 2,610 living in 1,144 of its 1,738 total dwellings, a 3.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,523. With a land area of 11.16 km2 (4.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 233.9/km2 (605.7/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Sundre had a population of 2,518 living in 1,078 dwellings, a 10.6% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi) and a population density of 329.3 /km2 (853 /sq mi).


Main industries in the area are petroleum production, forestry, agriculture, and ranching.

Arts and culture

Cultural venues within Sundre include the Sundre Municipal Library and the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum, which features "Chester Mjolsness' World of Wildlife" exhibit of 150 mounted animals from across the world.

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