Bearspaw, Alberta facts for kids
Acreages of Bearspaw
|Municipal district||Rocky View County|
|Elevation||1,105 m (3,625 ft)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
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.
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.
View of the Canadian Rockies from Bearspaw
- 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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