GRIMSHAW Alberta- Events, Population, History, Accommodations, Camping, Golf, Mile Zero News.
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Welcome to Grimshaw Alberta "From Rail to Railways" located in the Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22.
Mighty Peace Country MAP

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Grimshaw is known for its location as the "Mile zero of the Mackenzie Highway".
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Grimshaw Hotel located at 5001 55 Avenue. Was built around 1945 and had many additions over the years. Restaurant, bar and liquor store. (780) 332-4769. Dee-Jay Motel, 4909-51 Street. (780) 332-4298.Mile Zero Motor Inn. (780) 332-4606.

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.

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 Creek Golf website

Mighty Peace Golf & Country Club. (780) 332-4653.

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Holy Catholic Family Church. One of the many churches in Grimshaw.

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Mile Zero News. Local newspaper publishes every Wednesday with a circulation of approximately 1970. Established in 1977. (780) 332-2215.

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

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The Royal Canadian Legion.

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

Family Income- Life Expectancy:
The average family income is $100,950 (2013) and the life expectancy is 78.9 years. (2015)


Located 179 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Grimshaw, with a population of 2,868 people (2015 stats) with 1,177 dwellings. It is only 21 km south of the town of Peace River.
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Old Arena, Visitors Booth, Library, Monuments, Caboose, RCMP Detachment,Hospital.

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 is the Grimshaw Tourist Booth. The office is made from an old train caboose. 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.

Featuring the Main Street Grimshaw
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels from Highway 2 east to the Mainstreet of Grimshaw, and then travel south on mainstreet. (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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The Mackenzie Highway During the 1960's
During this time, the Highway was gravel, and many travellers struggled through the mud after the rains. (Photo by Bill Johnston) Enlarge picture.

Grimshaw's main industries are being the service and supply centre for oil and gas, agriculture and forestry.

The Grimshaw Centennial Recreation Park, includes tennis courts, swimming pool, with RV park and ball diamonds.

NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country
Events: All night slow pitch tournament held each year in June. Canada Day Celebration, July 1. North Peace Stampede held in August at the North Peace Stampede Grounds at Lac Cardinal, 3km north and 5km west of Grimshaw.

Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Village Museum located 5 km north and 2 km west of Grimshaw. Open May to September. (780) 332-2030.

Grimshaw Jr. & Sr. High School - Home of the Trojans.

Kennedy Elementary School
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Holy Family School
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Home to the Grimshaw Huskies, (Senior Hockey team) NPHL, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. The 2018-2019 NPHL consists of 7 teams. North Peace Hockey League. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets. WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers, Valleyview Jets, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan and Hythe Mustangs, are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores

NPHL Hockey VIDEOS Featuring the Grimshaw Huskies:

Introducing the Players.
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Each player introduces themselves
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Introducing the Players.
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Team Players, Coaches
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Team coming on ice, hockey action.
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Grimshaw is a strong farming community. Archived photo of the elevators in Grimshaw before demolition.

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Grimshaw Curling Club hosts the Truckers & Operators Bonspiel each year. One of the bigger events of the area with approximately 32 rinks. 4 sheets of ice. 5008-47 Avenue(780) 332-4774.

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Grimshaw Memorial Arena.
A vicious wind reaching over 150 km per hour raged through Grimshaw doing considerable damage on June 30, 2003. It has shattered windows, destroying the roofs and siding of many businesses. The Memorial Area had much damage to it as a portion of the building caved in. It was rebuilt (pictured above) but was totally destroyed by fire in September 15, 2008.

The new Mile Zero Regional Multiplex had its Grande Opening on Family Day, February 18-20, 2012. 4609-50 Street, 780-332-4005. (enlarge photo)

2015 update: Two new schools are now under construction that will be attached to the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex. Expected completion is set for September 2016.

The Grimshaw Swimming Pool located at 4615-50 Street. 780-332-4010. (enlarge photo) 

Schools: In 2016 two new schools were built in Grimshaw that are attached to the Mile Zero Regional Multiiplex.

Holy Family School located at 4412-50 Street Grimshaw.
Grimshaw Public School located at 4412-50 Street Grimshaw.

VIew archived photo of the Kennedy Elementary School VIEW PHOTO. Archived Photo of the Holy Family School VIEW PHOTO

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