Bearspaw, Alberta

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Acreages of Bearspaw
Acreages of Bearspaw
Bearspaw is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°08′19″N 114°18′40″W / 51.13861°N 114.31120°W / 51.13861; -114.31120
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Municipal district Rocky View County
Established 1879
 • Type Un-incorporated
 • Reeve Greg Boehlke
 • Governing body
Elevation 1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Bearspaw is a rural community in southern Alberta, Canada within Rocky View County consisting mostly of country residential acreages.

Bearspaw is located northwest of the City of Calgary and east of the Town of Cochrane, on Highway 1A. The Bearspaw area is immediately east of the Glendale community and north of the Bow River in the Rocky View County.

A Canadian Pacific Railway station was established at Bearspaw in June 1909 and was named after Chief Masgwaahsid, or Bear’s Paw, who signed the treaty at Blackfoot Crossing, September 22, 1877.[1]

Bearspaw is located within Rocky View Schools and is zoned for Bearspaw School (K-8) and Cochrane High School (9-12). For hockey, Bearspaw is part of the Cochrane Minor Hockey Association.[2]


  1. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Watermark at Bearspaw FAQ". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Watermark at Bearspaw FAQ page (2012).

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Coordinates: 51°08′19″N 114°18′40″W / 51.13865°N 114.31116°W / 51.13865; -114.31116 (Bearspaw)