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Nordegg, Alberta attracts outdoor enthusiasts with endless possibilities for adventure. From fishing on the Northern Lakes or riding the Nordegg bike trails, to ice climbing or exploring Abraham Lake and discovering the many hiking trails, Nordegg offers excitement for the whole family.

This adventurer’s playground is host to a range of accommodations to suit every traveller’s needs. Relax in comfort during your stay in one of Nordegg’s full-service hotels, or spend the night with Mother Nature in a stunning campground nestled amongst the breathtaking foothills of the Canadian landscape.

Abraham Lake
Abraham Lake

A magnificent lake right near Nordegg

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Abraham Lake was created in 1972, with the construction of the Bighorn Dam. The Government of Alberta sponsored a contest to name the lake in February 1972, during the final stages of construction of the Bighorn dam. Students across the province were asked to submit names taking into consideration "historical significance, prominent persons, geography and topography, and the value of the lake." It was named for Silas Abraham, an inhabitant of the Saskatchewan River valley in the nineteenth century. Although man-made, the lake has the blue color of other glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains, which is caused by rock flour as in other glacial lakes.
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Brazeau Colleries Historic Mine Site
Brazeau Colleries Historic Mine Site

A National Historic Site of Canada, and treasure of Nordegg.

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In its heydey, the Brazeau Collieries Mine Site produced more than 10 million tons of coal between 1911 and 1955. One of the largest briquette operations in Canada, the mines at Nordegg were renowned for their innovative technology and practices. Today, the site highlights the history of the busy coal community. Explore this local treasure with daily guided tours of the largely intact industrial complex running May to September. This site is an excellent stop for everyone to experience the thrills and tragedies of working in a coal mine. The site is open from May Long Weekend to August and is located 170 km west of Red Deer on Highway 11, in the town of Nordegg.
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Nordegg Community Church
Nordegg Community Church

A historic building with church services every Sunday

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The Nordegg Community Church is a historical building with a vibrant community. Join us for morning services every Sunday at 11 AM.
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Nordegg Heritage Centre
Nordegg Heritage Centre

The hub for information both historic and what to do while you’re here.

Season(s): Open year-round

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Tucked in the rolling foothills of Nordegg, Alberta is the Nordegg Heritage Centre, your tourist destination for booking tours, exploring the museum, purchasing souvenirs, and enjoying a delicious meal or slice of homemade pie. As home to Nordegg Museum, Visitor Information Desk, Miners Cafe, and Coliseum Gift Shop, the Heritage Centre is the hub of community events, local history and a guide to accessing all of the local attractions that make visiting Nordegg a memorable experience.

The Nordegg Heritage Centre is seasonal, open May 19 to August 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

For more information contact the Nordegg Heritage Centre  (403) 721-COAL (2625), or administration at the Clearwater County office by telephone at (403) 845-4444, or via e-mail at heritage@clearwatercounty.ca

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