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Town of Sundre
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Mountain View County
 • Village December 31, 1949
 • Town January 1, 1956
 • Land 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
1,093 m (3,586 ft)
 • Total 2,729
 • Density 245.6/km2 (636/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
T0M 1X0
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways Cowboy Trail
Highway 27
Waterway Red Deer River

Sundre /ˈsʌndri/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Mountain View County, 100 km (62 mi) northwest from Calgary, along the Cowboy Trail in the Canadian Rockies foothills.

Sundre takes its name from a town in Norway, the original home of Nels T. Hagen, the town's first postmaster.


Sundre's first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen, arrived in 1906. Sundre incorporated as a village in 1950 and then as a town in 1956.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Sundre recorded a population of 2,729 living in 1,188 of its 1,256 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 2,610. With a land area of 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.6/km2 (636/sq mi) in 2016.

The Town of Sundre's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 2,695.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Sundre had a population of 2,610 living in 1,144 of its 1,738 total dwellings, a 3.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,523. With a land area of 11.16 km2 (4.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 233.9/km2 (606/sq mi) in 2011.

Arts and culture

Cultural venues within Sundre include the Sundre Municipal Library and the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum, which features "Chester Mjolsness' World of Wildlife" exhibit of 150 mounted animals from across the world.

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