VILLAGE OF BERWYN - Population, History, Economy, Accommodations, Camping, Events, School.
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Welcome to the Village of Berwyn, Alberta located in the Municipal District of Peace No. 135. (780) 338-3845.
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Accommodations:

Berwyn Hotel and Gold Nugget Saloon. 5020-51 Street (780) 338-3633.

Peace Valley Guest Ranch. At this location is a cabin built in 1919, by one of the areas original homesteaders. (780) 338-2183.

Camping:


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The Tower Park Campground has 8 unserviced sites, some with firepits. Water and Sani- Dump.

The Tower Park, includes a campground, 3 ball diamonds, volleyball courts, 2 tennis courts, and playground. A driving range has been added to the location.

Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park is 15 km northeast of Berwyn. 56 unit campground, some with electricity, picnic area, playground, sandy beach, boat launch, horseshoes, hiking trails.


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Berwyn Fire Hall. 12-member volunteer fire department with two trucks. Only 2 fires occurred in Berwyn in the last 10 years. (1992-2002)

The Tender Beef Co-op had plans to build both a slaughterhouse and also convert Berwyn's abandoned curling rink into a sausage factory but those plans did not go ahead.

Berwyn Elks Community Centre. (780) 338-3097.
Mighty Peace Tourism Association. (780) 338-2364.

For more information on Berwyn visit the Village of Berwyn Website.

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Located 171 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Village of Berwyn, with a population of 538 people (2016 stats) and increase of 2.3% from 526 in 2011. There are now 255 dwellings . Berwyn is 11 km from Grimshaw and 37 km from the town of Peace River.

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Elks lodge, Billboard, Flowers, Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Seniors Housing - Autumn VIlla and Autumn Lodge.

Homesteaders arrived in the area around the year 1910, and in 1922, the settlement was officially named Berwyn. Named after the village of Berwyn in Denbigshire, Wales. Berwyn was incorporated as a village in 1936.

Berwyn is known as the "Town of the Tower". The village was one of the last communities in Alberta with a wooden water tower. It was taken down in 1982 and a replica stands at the main entrance to the community.

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Berwyn rural area is mainly farming with other industries that include forestry and oil and gas. The largest employer of Berwyn is Central Peace Contracting that are involved with road construction. Berwyn has a hotel, bank, clothing store, grocery store, liquor store, pharmacy, library, plus a few other businesses.

The Peace River Bible Institute (Bible School) originally started in Berwyn many years ago. Its inception in 1933. Then it moved to Grande Prairie and later to its present location in Sexsmith some 24 kilometers north of Grande Prairie. Today approximately 262 students are enrolled. The Christ Church Anglican has services at 5002-51 Avenue. St Cecillia's Church located at 5035-50 Street is inactive.

Downtown Berwyn See main street photo from 2002 that includes the Gold Nugget Saloon - Click here. The Berwyn Community Arena
Skating for all ages happens during the winter months.

Events: Fiesta Days is held the 1st weekend of August and is the kickoff to the North Peace Stampede. Mainstreet is closed for BBQ, midway for the kids, games of chance, antique car show, street dance and fireworks. The North Peace Stampede 3-day event is held at Lac Cardinal (Bear Lake Recreation area and Rodeo Grounds) located 11 km north of Berwyn. Pro rodeo. (780) 338-3848.

The Berwyn Agricultural Society sponsors an agricultural fair and bench show first weekend in June. Includes grain & craft exhibitions, baking and garden. (780) 338-2285.

Berwyn's Annual Christmas Parade happens in early December, includes Turkey Bingo and Hay Rides. Each year, Berwyn kicks off the new year with a New Years Eve Family Celebration. Includes hay rides, skating,



There is one school in Berwyn. The Lloyd Garrison School, kindergarten to grade 9. (780) 338-3971. High school students either go to Grimshaw or Peace River.
Lloyd Garrison School website. 2012 update: Low enrollment at the Lloyd Garrison School could mean that the Junior High Program will be eliminated as the kindergarten to Grade 9 now has a total of only 54 students.



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Berwyn Water Tower located near the entrance of the Village. For historical pictures and info on the Berwyn Water Tower visit:
Canadian Water Towers and Standpipes.


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Village of Berwyn Administration office. (780) 338-3922.


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Berwyn Post Office located n one of the oldest buildings in Berwyn. The first post office was established in 1922 with E.T. Williamson, the first postmaster.


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Berwyn Golden Age Club. Seniors Centre that welcomes those 50 and over. 5110-51 Street. (780) 338-3750.

NEWS 2015: The North Peace Housing Foundation is asking for a 50 per cent budget increase and plans on closing the Berwyn Lodge and build a new facility in Peace River that will have 120 beds.







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