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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Berwyn Hotel and Hitchin' Post 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.

The Tower Park Campground is no longer open but still has Water and Sani- Dump.

The Tower Park no longer has the campground, volleyball court or driving range. There is now one tennis court but also ramps for skateboards have been added.

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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)

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.

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.

July 2017: Autumn Lodge is closing its doors forcing 33 seniors to relocate.

Events of the Peace Country



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 later 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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The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels along mainstreet Berwyn. (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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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.

Summer Street Party is held the Thursday before the August Long Weekend. It is a kick off to the Lac Cardinal Stampede with food, games, music and more. Lac Cardinal Stampede is located 11 km north of Berwyn)

Super Saturday is held the first Saturday of December. It is a full day of activities for the entire family, including pancake breakfast, Santa Claus Parade, Turkey Bingo and much more.

There is one school in Berwyn. The Lloyd Garrison School, kindergarten to grade 6. (780) 338-3971. High school students either go to Grimshaw or Peace River. There are 98 students enrolled (2017-2018)
Lloyd Garrison School website.

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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.
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