HAMLET OF MEETING CREEK

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Nestled in river valleys and beautiful hills, Meeting Creek is a former railway town that is now a charming hamlet for a handful of families.

In 1903 when the post office opened, the community was called Edensville. But by 1912, it was decided to call the area the more traditional name. The name "Meeting Creek" is attributed to the fact that during buffalo hunts the nearby creek was once a meeting place for the Cree to the north and the Blackfoot- speaking people to the south.

Meeting Creek is home to its wonderfully preserved railway station, built in 1913, which is now a museum. The station sits beside a classic Alberta Pacific Grain elevator, a classic example of a wood-cribbed prairie grain elevator. The Meeting Creek elevator served the farming community in this area until 1984. The station and the elevator are designated Provincial Historic Resources and were donated to the Canadian Northern Society for preservation. Both sites are open to the public.

Guided tours of the station and elevator are also available. At its height, the community had a department store, a grocery store, hotel, lumberyard, café, feed barn, blacksmith shop, three grain elevators, a poolroom, barber shop and the Canadian Northern Railway station with daily train service and a full-time station agent.

A section of the original 60-pound steel railway was also preserved and now preserves prairie grasslands on the station grounds. Also, there were developed Natural Linear Park Trails that are open year-round to the public.
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Places to Visit


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Historical Meeting Creek Railways Station and Grain Elevator

It is a must-see museum! It is managed by the Canadian Northern Society. Follow their Facebook page for events and information.

Photos by Mountain Lake Photography

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Meeting Creek Natural Linear Park Trails

Explore the Meeting Creek Natural Linear Park Trails that go all the way from Edberg to Stettler. Stop by the Stone Labyrinth to learn its meaning and try it yourself.

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The Cole Park

Cole Park is a gift to the community by local resident Cole. This is a great place to have a picnic and relax after a long day of exploring this historical place.

 

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Camrose County Digital Visitor Map

Check out this digital map to find directions and explore other interesting places to visit nearby.

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