Bragg Creek - Calgary neighbourhoods and nearby communities
Bragg Creek, with a population of about 1000, is 40 kilometres west of Calgary. It is just southwest of the junction of Highway 22 and Highway 8 (the extension of Richmond Road), from where Sarcee Trail meets Glenmore Trail, in Calgary. The town was named in 1911 after Albert W. Bragg, who homesteaded here in 1894. This rustic little village is nestled between the edge the foothills and the T'suu T'ina Nation (Sarcee) Indian reserve, which extends from the city of Calgary.
Bragg Creek is served by the Rockyview School District which bus K-8 students to Banded Peak School and buses grade 9-12 students to Springbank Community School. Many private schools also provide transportation from Bragg Creek.
Bragg Creek has a small collection of antique and craft shops and charming restaurants, all decorated with an old-west theme. The Frontier Candy Ice Cream Company (with 40 flavors) in the Bragg Creek Shopping Centre, will justify your trip.
Bragg Creek as home to the Wintergreen Golf & Country Club. In the winter, you can cross-country ski in the nearby provincial parklands. The Bragg Creek Steak Pit hosts the Mountain Song Native Dinner Theatre, performed by the area's first nations people, on the first Thursday each month. The town has a number of other fine restaurants, offering a variety of fine and ethnic cuisines.
Bragg Creek Provincial Park is part of Kananaskis Country, and is located seven kilometers (4 miles) southwest, and is popular for ice climbing, cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping and picnics.
Many summer camps, such as Easter Seals Camp Horizon and Kamp Kiwanis are also near Bragg Creek.
Many of the homes here are acreages ranging in size from 2 acres to a quarter section (160 acres). Most are built in a rustic style, reminiscent of early settlers' log cabins
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