Welcome to Sundre

Visit. Live. Explore.

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome everyone to Sundre and the surrounding area.  Like most communities in Alberta we are experiencing a tremendous amount of growth.  Although we have seen a lot of change in our community we are persistent in maintaining our small town hospitality and preserving the natural beauty. 

With two first-class golf courses on our doorstep, an extraordinary museum, fishing, hunting, camping, and many other exciting activies, we are becoming an all-season destination for everyone to enjoy.

You will see from this profile, there are a tremendous variety of businesses, services, and experiences that you can take advantage of no matter what your holiday wishes or business/residential requirements.

For more information on our community, please visit our website at www.sundre.com or our Facebook Page by clicking this link Here!

 


 

Area Overview

Sundre - Visit. Live. Explore.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain Foothills on the banks of the scenic Red Deer River, the Town of Sundre is an attractive base for business and recreational activities.  The area has a well-rounded climate, due in part to its proximity to the mountains, and the frequent warm Chinook winds blowing from the west. Each changing season brings its own delights for nature lovers and for the pursuit of recreational activities.

Sundre is a thriving town of 2,695 persons, providing all of the advantages of "small town living" plus the benefits of the progressive development of a growing population.

Petroleum, lumber, agriculture and tourism industries make up the economic base of Sundre. The average retail sales, coupled with the recent boom in the area's petroleum industry, make it clear that Sundre is a community with a future. Employment opportunities are diverse and the economic climate is stable.

Sundre is easily accessible by two major highways and two secondary highways, which are all paved and in good to excellent condition. With an airport, access to bus service, and numerous trucking and courier companies, transportation to and from Sundre is very convenient.

The community is well-served with public educational facilities. Special and advanced education needs are met through the many nearby institutions catering to various educational requirements. Sundre has a full range of health facilities available. A modern hospital, dental clinic, and a 24-hour ambulance service providing full medical care.

There are numerous recreational opportunities in and around Sundre.  You will find a some excellent facilities, offering many different events and activities to both visitors and community members. Whether on water or on land; individual or team sports; summer or winter; spring or fall; Sundre has it all.

Sundre, with its proximity to major centres and prime recreational facilities, has plenty to offer prospective residents and businesses. Tourist flow is increasing rapidly as the recreational opportunities are becoming better known. This is an area abundant with natural beauty and and wide open spaces, allowing for peaceful and uncrowded experiences for those who seek them.

With a steady growing economy there is great potential and demand for business and industry alike. Community support is strong and opportunity is abundant.

Take a look at Sundre and you will see that we are "The Place to Be"...Now and throughout the years to come.

More information about our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Location

 

The Town of Sundre is located in the Mountain View County, at the base of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in southwest-central Alberta. It is 40 km west of Olds, 130 km northwest of Calgary and 100 km southwest of Red Deer. The Bow Crow Forest Reserve - a haven for recreationalists and camera buffs - is a short drive west. It is here that the Forestry Trunk Road connects tourists to a wealth of experiences and adventures involving pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

 

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com

 

Nestled in the Red Deer River Valley, close to the Alberta Foothills and the Rocky Mountains, Sundre enjoys the serenity of nature at its best.


 

Economic Base

Petroleum, lumber, agriculture and tourism industries make up the economic base of Sundre. The average retail sales, coupled with the recent boom in the area's petroleum industry, make it clear that Sundre is a community with a future.

Tourism is also a growing industry due to the prime recreational areas in and around Sundre. Sundre has played host to a number of sporting events, which has ensured the continuing growth of the tourism industry.

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Economic Facts

Sundre Forest Products Ltd., a Division of West Fraser Mills, is an integrated forest product company manufacturing dimensional lumber and treated wood products. Markets include western Canada, the U.S. mid-west and northwest, and Japan and Taiwan. The initial employee base has expanded from the original 40 to over 250 year-round at Sundre Forest Products, 215 at West Fraser LVL and an additional 600 seasonal workers in the harvesting and reforestation aspects of the company.

In 1992, a 20-year Forest Management Agreement was signed with the Province of Alberta. This contracted to Sundre Forest Products the development, utilization and stewardship of 656,446 hectares of total land base. This ensures Sundre Forest Products a sustainable flow of wood fibre to meet its production requirements of 245 million board feet of lumber per year as well as supplying fiber to West Fraser LVL in the Rocky Mountain House area.

In 1994, production commenced at the West Fraser LVL engineered wood plant in the Rocky Mountain House are to produce veneer, and in the summer of 1997, it began producing laminated veneer lumber.


SPOG, Sundre Petroleum Operators Group is a partnership of industry, government and the public. The purpose of SPOG is to create a long-term relationship between the Oil and Gas Industry and the members of the community based on trust, honesty and respect by way of sharing pertinent information.

Working together is the foundation of any community. Local residents need to participate, and SPOG actively seeks volunteers.  SPOG has a long track record of successfully including community members in influencing local developments.

Formed in 1992, the SPOG partnership has grown and evolved into a world-class model demonstrating community and industry working collaboratively.

SPOG now has 15 associate community representatives communicating to its regions, plus over 100 public volunteers on sub-committees. SPOG actively encourages concerned members of the public to participate to insure a healthy and balanced community where we can all prosper.  SPOG has gained international recognition for its work with community involvement and is a recognized leader in the province. The Sundre Community chose SPOG in 2003 as “Ambassador of the Year”.

Check out the SPOG Website at: www.spog.ab.ca

Please feel free to check out a list of our businesses by clicking our link - Business Directory

Major Businesses

  • Sundre Forest Products Limited
  • Shell Canada Limited  
  • BP Canada Energy Company
  • Hunt Oil Company of Canada 
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Federated Pipelines
  • Petro Canada
  • Sundre Sobeys
  • Sundre Hotel
  • Sundre Motor Inn
  • Sundre Contracting
  • Sundre Motors

Financial Institutions

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Alberta Treasury Branch
  • Mountain View Credit Union

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Utilities

Telephone

Telus
Tel: 310-2255

Electrical Power

Epcor
Calgary, Alberta
Tel: 310-4300

Town Of Sundre Services:

112 – 1st Street N.W.

Box 420

Sundre AB T0M 1X0

Phone: (403) 638-3551

Fax: (403) 638-2100

Email: townmail@sundre.com

Water Supply

The source of water is 2 deep water wells. The reservoir capacity is 550,000 gallons. The rate for water is $8.00 per month plus $1.08 per cubic metre.  The rate for wastewater is $8.00 per month plus $0.40 per cubic meter of water consumed.

Natural Gas Distribution

The Town of Sundre owns and operates the gas distribution system within the Town Corporate Limits. In 2007, the rates are $14.00 basic monthly charge plus gas cost recovery rates (which changes monthly) plus $1.31/gj (distribution charge).

Garbage/Recycling

Garbage is picked up at the front curb (roll out carts supplied by the Town of Sundre) on alternating Thursdays.

Composting is picked up at the front curb (roll out carts supplied by the Town of Sundre) on alternating Thursdays.

Recycling - residents may deposit recycled products at the recyling center by the County Shop in Sundre or at the Sundre Eco Site.

Garbage/Compost pick up rate is $15.00/month. The Town of Sundre does not provide garbage and compost collection to commercial/industrial properties.

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com

Being a community that encourages recycling, Sundre has a dual garbage pick-up system. Regular garbage is collected bi-weekly and household and garden compost is collected bi-weekly in Spring, Summer and Fall and monthly in Winter. There is also a conveniently located Recycling Centre


 

Taxation

Tax Rates

2007

Residential - 11.59

Non-Residential - 14.38

Vacant Commercial - 22.55

2006

Residential - 12.20

Non-Residential - 15.361

Vacant Commercial - 21.531

2005

Residential - 12.21

Non - Residential 14.59

2004

Residential - 12.66

Non-Residential - 15.27

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Transportation

Air Services

The Sundre Airport has a 3,000 foot paved runway, a modern terminal and two hangars. The airport is also home to the Sundre Ranger Station helicopter. The nearest commercial and air freight services are at Calgary International Airport, 128 km from Sundre.

Highways

Sundre is accessible by Highway 27 and Highway 22, Secondary Highway 584 and Secondary Highway 760. These highways are paved and in excellent condition.
Sundre is also under 50km just west of major Highway 2 and 80km north of Highway 1! 

Trucking Firms

Sundre has a large number of trucking companies that serve the area.

Couriers and Taxis

Sun-Cal Messenger Service, Shur-Way, Olds-Sundre Stage, Can-Par, Loomis, Purolator Courier, Sundre Taxi, Mountain View Taxi, Sundre Community Van, Rocky Mountain Charters (tour buses)

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Community Lifestyle

Recreation

There are many recreation opportunities in and around Sundre. The high alpine peaks of the Rocky Mountains act as a scenic backdrop to the vast Forest Reserve with its abundance of wildlife. Hiking, canoeing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, and camping are readily available for the outdoor enthusiast. The Red Deer River, which runs through Sundre, provides many water activities including canoeing and whitewater rafting. There are many whitewater rafting companies that use the river just upstream from Sundre. Bookings are available for day trips, weekend adventures and vacation packages. Horseback riding trips and holidays are also available. In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are often the activities of choice. Hockey, skating and curling are provided for with two modern facilities: the Town Ice Arena and the Sundre Curling Club. A modern AquaPlex swimming pool/fitness facility and the Community Centre Auditorium are available for use.

Camping is an excellent way to enjoy the spectacular scenery, expansive wilderness and outdoor activities offered in our area. Nearby camping facilities include Greenwood Campground, Tall Timber Campground, Wagons West R.V. Park and Westward Ho Park. For the tastes of the more adventurous, there are many primitive camp sites available amidst some of nature's most spectacular scenery.

Sundre has a challenging 18-hole golf course, one of the finest in central Alberta. The course has a modern clubhouse and Pro Shop. Other golfing facilities Forest Heights, Coyote Creek and Wood n' Nickel Driving Range are located within easy driving distance of town.

Baseball is very popular in Sundre, as evidenced by the many evenings when the 4 ball diamonds are in use in the summer. Sundre also boasts many small neighbourhood playgrounds for the young and young at heart. In town walking trails lead outdoor enthusiasts through pretty wooded areas and along the banks of the Red Deer and Bearberry Rivers.

Rodeos, which reflect the ranching heritage of the area, play a big part in enhancing the fun and friendly atmosphere which is so much a part of Sundre's enduring appeal. The biggest of these rodeos is the Professional Rodeo, held each June.

An Arts Development Centre is centrally located to provide cultural opportunities and experiences for all age groups.

Community Organizations

Sundre has a wide range of community and service groups, which include those related to recreation, sports and culture. Resident participation is strong and enthusiasric volunteer activity is at the core of many successful programs, projects and services.

Religious Services

Religious choice is met through regular services at a variety of churches which include:

  • Bergen Missionary Church
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Harmattan Church of the Nazarene
  • McDougal Chapel Missionary Church
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
  • St. Cuthbert & St. George's Anglican Church
  • Garrington Community Church
  • Sundre Gospel Centre
  • Sundre Ministry Center
  • Sundre Church of the Nazarene
  • Sundre United Church
  • Eagle Hill Community Church

Special Annual Events/Attractions

The Sundre Museum and Pioneer Village, which has recently opened their world class Wild Life Museum, is located in Sundre and is open Monday through Sunday in Summertime (reduced hours in winter), There are several antique shops, art galleries, and other shopping facilities.  The Arts Centre offers special events for the community, giving the residents an opportunity for something a bit different from the everyday activities.

  • Mother's Day Fly-In Breakfast at the Sundre Airport - May
  • Professional Rodeo and Parade - June
  • Bulls 'n Wagons - August

Sundre has played host to numerous competitive sporting events, including the Big Country Winter Games and National Championships in Kayaking, Biathlon, Skiing, Orienteering Jetboat Racing and Jr. Provincial Curling Championships.

A wide selection of hotels, motels and eating establishment are available to meet the needs of visitors. Musical and comedy entertainment is provided by local taverns.

For a complete list of businesses, please feel free to visit our website's business directory - Business Directory

Hospitality / Accommodation

  • Sundre Motor Inn
  • Parkwood Motor Inn
  • Sun Plaza Motel
  • Sundre Hotel
  • Chinook Country Inn
  • Bulldog Inn
  • King's Motel

Area Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

  • A Bed in Heaven
  • Deer Valley Bed & Breakfast
  • Rustlers Guest Lodge
  • Glen River Park
  • MT Nest Bed & Breakfast

Other Area Accommodation

  • Diamond Buffalo Guest Ranch
  • Bearberry Saloon and Guest Cabins
  • Mountain Aire Lodge

Restaurants

  • Burger Baron and Pizza
  • Granny's Country Kitchen
  • Harvest Moon Restaurant
  • Outlaw's Bar and Grill
  • Sundre Hotel Restaurant
  • Trendies Restaurant
  • Cosmos
  • Subway
  • Classic Lunch & Cakery
  • Sundre Motor Inn
  • Piros Family Restaurant
  • Koffee Binge
  • Little Country Cappicuno
  • The Main Menu
  • Heaven Help Us

Housing

Sundre has a very active real estate market and several new housing developments are in progress. Developers have seen the potential in Sundre and made it their project to expand Sundre's residential and commercial properties. This gives Sundre's future and existing residents many more options on places to reside or locate a business.

For more information on our community, please visit us at
 www.sundre.com

The Arts Centre provides a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including drama, music and dance


 

Education

Sundre is part of the Chinook's Edge School Division #73, headquartered in Innisfail [Tel: 403-638-3939].

Daycare/Nursery

Sundre Playschool

Public Schools

Schools in Sundre include River Valley School [1-8] and Sundre High School [9-12]. Programs include a full range of sports and physical education programs, computers television production, vocational trades. 
The Sundre Learning Centre offers flexible hours and computer based learning opportunities for at risk students.

Continuing Education provides learning experiences for adult students over 18 in a wide range of subjects.

Koinonia Christian Education Society also offers an educational alternative.

Private Schools

There is an independent school in Olds, which serves the academic and vocational training needs of those with special needs.

For more information on our community, please visit our website at www.sundre.com


 

Post Secondary

 

 

 

Sundre is conveniently located close to a number of post-secondary institutions located in Olds, Red Deer and Calgary.

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Healthcare

Sundre has a full range of health facilities available, including a modern, 13-bed hospital with a Long Term Care wing and 5 doctors. Other medical services available in Sundre include a chiropractor, dentist, Mental Health Services, family physicians and two medical clinics. Massage Therapy Services and Physiotherapy Services are available through private practitioners. There are presently two Optomotrists, a Dental Clinic and a Denture Clinic.

In addition to the Long Term Care provided through the hostpital, there are four facilities specifically for seniors: Foothills Retreat Lodge, Hagen Manor, Wild Rose Court and Pioneer Place. These attractive accomodations provide independent living opportunities based on individual need. Private 50+ housing is also available in the area.

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com

For a full list of services that are available, please visit the Alberta Health website here : Sundre Health Options


 

Emergency Services

Fire Protection

Sundre is served by a 32-member volunteer fire department [Office Tel: 403-638-4044]. For emergencies dial 911

Police Services

Sundre is served with six constables, one corporal, one sergeant and two stenographers.
If you are in need of contacting these services: for emergencies dial 911
For all other inquiries please call: (Tel: 403-638-355) 

The Town of Sundre also has a Special Constable who enforces specified Provincial Statutues and all Municipal By-Laws. (Office Tel: 403-638-3551)

Ambulance Services

Sundre & District Emergency Medical Services provides 24-hour ambulance service [Office Tel: 403-335-4070]. For emergencies dial 911.

For more information on our community, please visit us at www.sundre.com


 

Community Services

Municipal

Town of Sundre
P.O. Box 420
717 Main Avenue West
Sundre, Alberta
T0M 1X0


Tel: 403-638-3551
Fax: 403-638-2100
E-Mail: townmail@sundre.com

Town Office
Municipal Library
Public Works & Natural Gas System
Family & Community Support Services

Provincial

Forests
Medical Examiner-Coroner

Federal

Canada Post
Royal Canadian Mounted Police


 

Key Contacts

Municipal

Town of Sundre
717 Main Avenue West
Sundre, Alberta
T0M 1X0
Tel: 403-638-3551
Fax: 403-638-2100
Email: townmail@sundre.com

Annette Clews
Mayor

Linda Wallace
Economic Development Officer

Sundre & District Chamber of Commerce
Gord Moore
P.O. Box 1085
Sundre, Alberta
T0M 1X0
Tel: 403-638-3245
Fax: 403-638-1010
Email: scoc@sundrechamber.com

Provincial (updated June 2011)

Alberta Finance and Enterprise
Dawna Allard
Regional Manager, South Central
Alberta Finance and Enterprise
T: 403.340.5302 | F: 403.340.5231 | E. dawna.allard@gov.ab.ca

Joe Anglin, Wild Rose
Member of the Legislative Assembly [MLA]
Rocky Mountain House Constituency

Constituency Office
P.O. Box 1245
5115 - 50 Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T0M 1T0
Phone: (403) 845-5154
Fax: (403) 845-5525
rocky.mountainhouse@assembly.ab.ca

Legislature Office
#408 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2B6
Phone: (780) 427-2080
Fax: (780) 422-2722

Federal (Updated February 2007)

Blake Richards
Member of Parliament [MP]

Conservative
Parliamentary Address

Constituency Address
213 Main Street, Bay 3, P.O. Box 3816
Airdrie, Alberta
T4B 2B9
Telephone: (403) 948-5103
Fax: (403) 948-0879
TTY:
E-Mail: ThompM1@parl.gc.ca


 

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