VILLAGE OF EDBERG
Edberg, a small village with 126 residents, is located just 31 km south of Camrose on the western banks of the beautiful Battle River Valley and Dried Meat Lake.
Edberg's first settlers arrived around 1893. Prior to this time, the area was used primarily by Cree and Blackfoot tribes as a battle ground. For the most part, the Aboriginals stayed around the Pigeon Lake area and west of the area that would become Edberg. The Battle River was used extensively as a highway by Aboriginals.
One of the first settlers, Emil Edstrom, was the first of his family to settle in the area. During the late 1900's he convinced the rest of his family to move from North Dakota to the Edberg area. His father, John Edstrom opened the first general store and post office in his home. Supplies for the store were brought in on foot by his son Oscar. Local homesteaders would bring butter and eggs to the store to trade for supplies. The post office needed a name and Edberg was the name chosen. "Ed" being for Edstrom and "berg" was Swedish for hills.
Edberg today is an active community with many volunteer organizations and summer events in the area for residents and tourists to enjoy.
If you are visiting Edberg, we recommend stopping by Cherry Lane B&B Café that just minutes away. Other businesses in the area are West Side Meats, Crop Management Network, and Dingman Trucking.
Places to Visit
Edberg Heritage Park
A beautiful park that has a playground, a picnic area, washrooms, and a gazebo. Great place to visit and have a rest.
Cherry Lane B&B and Cafe
Visit this historic Bed and Breakfast, and sit down at the vintage-inspired Cafe or Saloon for a meal prepared by their own Executive Chef. Bring your family and friends to reconnect at the camping sites or enjoy a game of Foot or Disc Golf! Welcome!
Edberg Damn on Driedmeat Lake
A beautiful spot to stop and relax. Many people come to fish here and watch for pelicans.