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Town of Bruderheim
Bruderheim is located in Alberta
Location of Bruderheim in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°48′15″N 112°55′40″W / 53.80417°N 112.92778°W / 53.80417; -112.92778Coordinates: 53°48′15″N 112°55′40″W / 53.80417°N 112.92778°W / 53.80417; -112.92778
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionEdmonton Capital Region
Census division10
Municipal districtLamont County
 • VillageMay 29, 1908
 • TownSeptember 17, 1980
 • MayorKarl Hauch
 • Governing bodyBruderheim Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Elevation[4]637 m (2,090 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total1,308
 • Density183.8/km2 (476/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 45
Highway 15
WaterwayNorth Saskatchewan River
WebsiteOfficial website
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bruderheim

Bruderheim /ˈbrdərhm/ is a town in the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located just north of the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 45, approximately 47 km (29 mi) northeast of Edmonton.

The town's name is derived from two German words: "Bruder" meaning brother and the suffix "-heim" meaning home. In English, it translates to "Home of the Brother".[5]


Fragment of Bruderheim meteorite
A derelict homestead near Bruderheim

The Bruderheim area was the recipient of a notable meteorite fall on March 4, 1960—the Bruderheim meteorite.[6]

Bruderheim Arena served as a shooting location for the 2005 film Santa's Slay.[7]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bruderheim recorded a population of 1,308 living in 502 of its 622 total private dwellings, a 13.2% change from its 2011 population of 1,155. With a land area of 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi), it had a population density of 183.7/km2 (475.8/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of the Town of Bruderheim according to its 2014 municipal census is 1,348,[8] a 3.9% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 1,298.[9]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bruderheim had a population of 1,155 living in 444 of its 486 total dwellings, a -4.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,215. With a land area of 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 273.0/km2 (707.2/sq mi) in 2011.[10]


Bruderheim is the eastern terminus for the proposed multibillion-dollar Enbridge pipeline to Kitimat, British Columbia. It is home to the Bruderheim Energy Terminal, owned by Cenovus Energy,[11] who purchased it in 2015.[12]

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Bruderheim" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 99. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 25.
  6. ^ "Bruderheim Meteorite". University of Alberta. Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  7. ^ "Santa's Slay (2005) - Filming locations". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  8. ^ "2014 Census results are in!". Town of Bruderheim. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  9. ^ "Bruderheim Census 2012". Town of Bruderheim. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  10. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  11. ^ "Rail". Cenovus Energy. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "Cenovus buys Canexus oil-by-rail terminal for bargain $75M". Calgary Herald. June 4, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2017.

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