Alberta’s Camping Country
Sundre is home to just under 3000 people in town, and 8000 people in its trade area. This number swells to 12,000 in the summertime as a result of surging tourism into the immediate area. The Sundre Pro Rodeo, which usually takes place the third week of June, is a major draw during the summertime, as are the campgrounds, golf, trails, museum and culture, and adventure opportunities west of town. With a vibrant and dynamic economy centred in forestry, resource extraction, agriculture, cannabis and tourism, Sundre is a destination of choice for tens of thousands of people to visit, live and explore.
For all your cultural and recreational needs, visit www.exploresundre.com
Located in the foothills of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Sundre is home to more than 2000 managed campsites within 10 minutes of town. Tall Timber RV Leisure Park features an indoor pool, playgrounds and other fun features. The municipally-owned Greenwood Campground is set along the banks of the Red Deer River, in the heart of Sundre’s Historic Riverside Area downtown. There are lots of options to choose from. Visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/camp for a list of campgrounds.
With three golf courses within the area, Sundre draws championship tournaments on an annual basis. The Sundre Golf Club is owned by the same company that owns and operates the magnificent Grey Wolf Resort in Panorama, BC. They’ve applied the same level of quality to their club in Sundre. People can purchase a Stay n Play package to golf the Sundre Golf Club and the Coyote Creek Golf Club from the Mountain View Inn and Suites. Visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/golf for a list of golf courses.
History and Culture
The Sundre and District Pioneer Village Museum is home to historic buildings and rebuilt ones, providing a very interactive and fun day for children and history lovers. The Sundre Museum is also home to the stunning World of Wildlife Exhibit, which features animals from around the world.
The Sundre Arts Centre often has theatre and music productions at its theatre, keep an eye out for listings.
The Bergen Rocks International Sculpture Park and Symposium is one of the most impressive hidden attractions in Canada. Without exaggeration, it is a sight to behold. About a dozen massive stone and marble statues, crafted by artists from around the world, grace the property just 5 minutes south of Sundre.
Visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/culture for a list of cultural activities in Sundre.
Hiking, Biking and Fishing
Sundre is home to kilometres of groomed trails along its riverside and within its Snake Hill Recreation Area, the crown jewel of the community. Great for hiking or biking in the summer, or cross country skiing in the winter, they are a must to see and explore during any trip to Sundre.
The Red Deer River, the Bearberry Creek, and other nearby creeks and rivers are all prime fishing grounds. Sundre and the West Country area are fly-fishing favourites.
Visit http://sundre.com/p/trails- for our trails and pathways map.
Pubs and Restaurants
For a beer or bite, there are lots of options to choose from. Grab breakfast at Kodiak BBQ and Deli. Then why not check out Cedar’s Pub and sample some of its 18 beers on tap? Or visit Original T’s Restaurant, and enjoy your meal on one of the community’s best patios. There are many other options, visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/restaurants-and-cafes for a list of food and drinking places.
Adventures West of Town
The Sundre district is home to the largest population of wild horses in Alberta. These beautiful free-roaming horses can be found on almost any drive out west along the Coal Camp Road and Forestry Trunk Road. The Wild Horses of Alberta Society operates a refuge to humanely manage and protect Alberta’s wild horses, which people can visit by making a reservation. The WHOAS ranch is located just 20 minutes west of Sundre.
Trail riding outfitters
About 75 minutes west of Sundre, toward the forested wilderness of the West Country, on which Sundre is on the frontier of, lie some of the most fun mountain horseback riding opportunities. Contact Sunset Guiding and Outfitters to stay in one of their riverside cabins while not exploring the mountains. There are several companies providing trail riding adventures. Visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/wild-horses for a list of them.
The Red Deer River west of town provides the most fun that can be had on a river without being too dangerous. Its class 3 rapids draw thousands of rafters and kayakers every year. Let Mukwah Rafting Tours, located right down the road from other trail riding outfits take you on a wet and wild adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. For more info, visit http://sundre.com/t/tourism/raft-kayak.
Town of Sundre
Phone: (403) 638-3551