|GRIMSHAW Alberta- Population, History, Accommodations, Camping, Golf, Events, 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.
Grimshaw is known for its location. "Mile zero of the Mackenzie Highway".
Pomeroy Inn & Suites. 4311-51 St. Grimshaw. (780) 332-2000.
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.
Mighty Peace Golf & Country Club. (780) 332-4653.
For more information on Grimshaw visit the
Grimshaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (780) 332-2143.
Located 179 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Grimshaw, with a population of 2,515 people (2011 stats) living in 984 dwellings. It is only 21 km south of the town of Peace River.
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.
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.
Grimshaw Jr. & Sr. High School - Home of the Trojans.
Home of the Grimshaw Huskies of the North Peace Hockey League. The 2013-2014 NPHL consists of 10 teams. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles (McLennan), Manning Comets, (Valleyview Jets are not playing this year). WEST DIVISION: Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers. 2013-2114 NPHL Schedule-Scores-Stats.
The new Mile Zero Regional Multiplex had its Grande Opening on Family Day, February 18-20, 2012. 4609-50 Street, 780-332-4005.
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