Town of Sundre
Main Street in Sundre
Location of Sundre in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°47′50″N 114°38′26″W / 51.79722°N 114.64056°W / 51.79722; -114.64056Coordinates: 51°47′50″N 114°38′26″W / 51.79722°N 114.64056°W / 51.79722; -114.64056
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division6
Municipal districtMountain View County
 • VillageDecember 31, 1949
 • TownJanuary 1, 1956
 • MayorTerry Leslie
 • Governing bodySundre Town Council
 • MPBlake Richards (Conservative)
 • MLAJason Nixon (United Conservative Party)
 • Land11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation1,093 m (3,586 ft)
 • Total2,729
 • Density245.6/km2 (636/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
Area code(s)+1-403, +1-587
HighwaysCowboy Trail
Highway 27
WaterwayRed Deer River
WebsiteOfficial website

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 (636.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

The Town of Sundre's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 2,695.[4]

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 (605.7/sq mi) in 2011.[5]


Main industries in the area are petroleum production, forestry, agriculture, and ranching.

Arts and culture

Cultural venues within Sundre include the Sundre Municipal Library[6] and the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum, which features "Chester Mjolsness' World of Wildlife" exhibit of 150 taxidermy animals from across the world.[7]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Sundre" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 618. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Dan Singleton (2012-07-10). "Town census finds 85 more residents". Sundre Round Up. Great West Newspapers LP. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  6. ^ "Sundre Municipal Library". Sundre Municipal Library. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum!". Sundre & District Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  8. ^ "The voices of hockey". Ottawa Citizen via Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. May 9, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2014.