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Forestburg, 1930s, looking up mainstreet from Railway Avenue L-R Shillinglaw’s Garage, George’s Meat Market, drug store, Crillion theater, Coutts Hardware, grocery store.

Forestburg’s 875 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.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Village is proud to be the home of the Friends of the Battle River Railway Station offering themed train rides throughout the year. Book a train ride today! 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. On June 22 & 23 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. Come winter plan to attend the Christmas Market in November with over 40 vendors.

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For 100 years, community spirit has continued to thrive in this vibrant village. You’re invited to their 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 2- 4, 2019. Come to the Museum for tours on both Saturday and Sunday. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet, housed in a 1927 Masonic Temple, restored by the Forestburg Historical Society. For more details on the Celebration visit www.forestburg.ca or call the Village Office at 780-582-3668.

Canada 150 Parade, Mainstreet Forestburg 2017.

OUTDOORS Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. Tee off at the golf course equipped with a restaurant and RV park. You can also setup camp at the Kinsmen RV Park. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities including the popular Big Knife Provincial Park. SHOP 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. Of interest, Coutts Hardware has been in business on mainstreet Forestburg since 1933, that’s over 85 years and 3 generations of the Coutts family being in business – that’s quite an accomplishment! Be sure to stop in, say “Hi” to Bob Coutts and pick up your camping supplies, fishing license, sporting goods and more at Coutts Home Hardware.

Alliance is a quaint yet vibrant community located in a sweeping and spectacular view of the scenic Battle River Valley. The village is located just off Highway 36 and south of Highway 13 in the southern part of Flagstaff County. Tree lined streets invite you to come visit and explore the virtues of small town living. Enjoy the popular Canada Day event and take in the Battle River Train Excursions planned in Alliance in July, November and December this year. Take in the Museum, walking trails, and complete recreation facilities and parks including the serviced campground. Stock up on supplies at over 10 local businesses on mainstreet while you explore this clean, picturesque and friendly community. More info: Village Office 780-879-3911 www.villageofalliance.ca Follow us at www.facebook.com/GoEastofEdmonton 131

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