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SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Post Office opened on January 15, 1910. Photo taken in 1915.

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The Village of Forestburg is approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13 and west of Highway 36. Forestburg is located on Treaty 6 territory north of the Battle River, which was a major trading and travel route for the Plains Cree and other First Nations. Around 1904, settlers of British, Scandinavian and German descent began to homestead in the area; and a few years later, enterprising homesteaders opened many small “gopher hole” mines in the banks of the Battle River. After the coming of the railway in 1916 a town site was surveyed and Forestburg was incorporated as a village on August 19, 1919. Today, agriculture, coal mining, oil, gas, and power generation form the basis of Forestburg’s economy with a number of popular activities and events for tourism.

Annual Dinner Theatre in March 780-582-3668 Annual Forestburg Concert Series Diplomat Mine Museum Annual Open House June 16 (Father’s Day) Forestburg Mud Bogs - June 22 & 23- Camping available. Christmas Market - November 30 - 10-2pm Over 40 Vendors!

August 2, 3 & 4, 2019

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