Bearberry, Alberta

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Bearberry is located in Alberta
Bearberry
Bearberry
Location of Bearberry Alberta

Bearberry is an unincorporated community in central Alberta in Mountain View County, located 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Highway 22, 107 kilometres (66 mi) northwest of Calgary. It is named for the bearberry that grows in the vicinity.[1]

There was a major forest fire, the Dogrib Fire, in 2001, which threatened the community.[2] In 2003, a major bridge was reconstructed in Bearberry.[3] Shell Oil has a plant near the community.[4] "Sour gas" is mined in and around Bearberry.[5]

It is a tourist destination with snowmobile trails,[6] and is also the site of a bed and breakfast.[7] The area west of the community is described as "pristine wilderness area [that] is also home to the bear, wolf and cougar whose prey includes wild horses."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Species of Arctostaphylos (Bearberry)," found at Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute website Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Senior Researcher with FERIC Wildland Fire Operations Research Group Collaborates with ASRD Forest Protection Division Staff in the Continuing Development of PROMETHEUS," found at FERIC website Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  3. ^ USL newsletter December 2003 Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Onquest website Archived February 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Bruce E. Roberts, "The Effect of Sulfur Deposition on Gaswell Inflow Performance," Journal SPE Reservoir Engineering , Volume 12, Number 2 (May 1997) pp. 118-123. Found at One Petro website. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Best Western Alberta website Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  7. ^ A bed in Heaven website. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  8. ^ Doreen, "Archive for the 'Wyley The Wildie' Category: Wyley’s Rescue," January 5, 2007, found at Wild Horses of Alberta Society website. Accessed January 11, 2010.

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Coordinates: 51°51′14″N 114°55′23″W / 51.85389°N 114.92306°W / 51.85389; -114.92306 (Bearberry)