Bruce, Alberta

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Bruce Hotel and Restaurant
Bruce Hotel and Restaurant
Bruce, Alberta is located in Alberta
Bruce, Alberta
Location of Bruce in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°10′24″N 112°2′20″W / 53.17333°N 112.03889°W / 53.17333; -112.03889Coordinates: 53°10′24″N 112°2′20″W / 53.17333°N 112.03889°W / 53.17333; -112.03889
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 10
Municipal districtBeaver County
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyBeaver County Council
680 m (2,230 ft)
 • Total60
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal Code

Bruce is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Beaver County.[1] It is located along Highway 14 between Viking and Ryley, approximately 115 kilometers (71 mi) east of Edmonton, and has an elevation of 680 meters (2,230 ft).

The community has the middle name of A. Bruce Smith, a telephony executive.[2]

According to the 2019 Beaver County Census, Bruce has a population of 60.[3] The hamlet is located in census division No. 10 and in the federal riding of Vegreville-Wainwright.

The Bruce Hotel is known to have the best steak in Alberta, and only operates on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Bruce has held an annual rodeo since 1914, the oldest one day Pro-rodeo in Canada.

Bruce Stampede 10.jpg
Bruce Stampede arena 10.jpg


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Bruce recorded a population of 50 living in 31 of its 51 total private dwellings, a change of -16.7% from its 2011 population of 60. With a land area of 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 58.1/km2 (150.6/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Samantha King – Canadian country/blues singer[5]

Ernie Dorin- Pro-rodeo competitor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 25.
  3. ^ Beaver County (2009). "Municipal Census Highlights" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Festival Place – Show Details (Samantha King Trio; Dino Dominelli)". Festival Place. 2011-09-12. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-13.

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