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Acreages of Bearspaw
Acreages of Bearspaw
Bearspaw is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Municipal district Rocky View County
Established 1879
 • Type Un-incorporated
1,105 m (3,625 ft)
 • Total 5,567
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Zip Code

Bearspaw is rural area in southern Alberta, Canada within in Rocky View County. It has a population of 5,567 (2018).

The original inhabitants of the Bearspaw area were the Niitsitapi or Blackfoot nation. The Blackfoot nation consisted of four different tribes, Siksika, Piegan Blackfeet, Piikani Nation and Kaninai (Blood Indians).

To the south-east of Bearspaw is the City of Calgary, and the Town of Cochrane is to its west, along Highway 1A. The area of Bearspaw is north of the Bow River and directly east of Glendale Community within Rocky View County.

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Bearspaw Community Centre and School
Rockyview MD-Rockies Foothills
View of the Canadian Rockies from Bearspaw

The zone for Bearspaw schooling is under the Rocky View Schools which is made up of the Bearspaw School which admits students from kindergarten to year 8 and Cochrane High School for students years 9 to year 12. Bearspaw falls under the Cochrane Minor Hockey Association for their local hockey league.

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