|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.
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
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.
Across the street from the Grimshaw Tourist Booth is the Mile 0 Mackenzie Highway Antique Truck Museum, dedicated to restoration of antique trucks. Also features Mackenzie Highway Construction History, and belt buckle collection. Each year the Antique Truck Museum hosts the Annual Trucker Reunion, bringing people from across Canada to visit and renew memories of the early days of trucking in the north.
The Grimshaw Centennial Recreation Park, includes tennis courts, swimming pool, with RV park and ball diamonds.
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.
Jan 2008- Peace River and Grimshaw will jointly host the 2010 Alberta Summer Games. The Games are held every 2 years and is Alberta's largest sporting event that features approximately 3000 athletes.
Oct 2009- Grimshaw gets $2.28 million from the Province for the Grimshaw Multiplex project. The completion date is round the end of 2011. The small campground on the south side of town is closed to make way for the Multiplex.
April 2011- The new Grimshaw Multiplex is scheduled to open in September just in time for the Hockey Season. The Grimshaw Huskies will be part of the NPHL for the 2011-2012 season. The building will be known as the Mile Zero Regional Mulitplex. Grand Opening of the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex took place on the Family Day Celelebration, Feb 18-20, 2012.
The Grimshaw Huskies are back in the NPHL for the 2011-2012 Season. The 2012-2013 NPHL consists of 11 teams. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles (McLennan), Manning Comets, (Manning Comets have joined the league after 5 year absence) Valleyview Jets. WEST DIVISION: Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers. (Horse Lake Chiefs have dropped out) 2012-2113 NPHL Schedule-Scores-Stats.
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