Grimshaw, Alberta

Located 179 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Grimshaw, with a population of 2,718 people (2016 stats) with 1,177 dwellings. It is only 21 km south of the town of Peace River and is situated in the Municipal District of Peace No 135. Attractions include the Historic Mackenzie Highway Park and the Tom Baldwin Memorial Arboretum. It is also only minutes from Queen Elizabeth Park which features the Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Museum and the North Peace Stampede Grounds.

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Grimshaw's main industries are being the service and supply centre for oil and gas, agriculture and forestry. The average family income is $100,950 (2013) and the life expectancy is 78.9 years. (2015)

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Grimshaw was named after Dr. M.E. Grimshaw , a native of Kingston Ontario, who established a medical practice in the Village of Peace River Crossing in 1914. He served on the village council for many years holding offices of reeve, village commissioner and later the position of mayor. Grimshaw's location was chosen by the Central Canada Railway in 1917 and was surveyed by Alfred Driscoll in September 1921. When the site was first surveyed it was commonly known as "the stop" by many railway crews. On February 18, 1930 the hamlet was established as the "Village of Grimshaw" and became the town on February 2, 1953.

Situated along the highway, in the centre of town (photo above) is the Mile Zero Monument marks Mile Zero of the Mackenzie Highway. The Mackenzie Highway was named after the explorer Alexander Mackenzie. The vital supply route to the north started at Grimshaw and continued north to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. The Tourist Information Centre used to be located here until the Mile Zero Regional Multiiplex opened.

Located next to the Train Caboose is the Tom Baldwin Memorial Arboretum VIEW PHOTO

For more information on Grimshaw visit the Town of Grimshaw WEBSITE
Town of Grimshaw (780) 332-4626.

GOLF: The Creek Golf Course & Campground. 3202 yard par 36, 9 holes, grass greens, licensed lounge and snack bar, and large camp stalls, shower facilities. Pro shop, power and pull cart rentals. 12 km north and 2 km west of Grimshaw. (780) 332-4949.

The new Mile Zero Regional Multiplex had its Grand Opening on Family Day, February 18-20, 2012. 4609-50 Street, 780-332-4005. The Grimshaw Municipal Library, Tourist Information Centre and two schools are also located here.

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Grimshaw Residential Area: VIEW PHOTO

CAMPING: Northern Timbers, 5201-60 Avenue, Grimshaw also Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park is 6 km west of Grimshaw. 56 unit campground, some with electricity, picnic area, playground, sandy beach, boat launch, horseshoes, 4.5 km of hiking trails. Opened in 1957 as Lac Cardinal Park and officially re-opened in 1978 as Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park. Park FEATURE PAGE

Grimshaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (780) 332-2143. Chamber WEBSITE

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