Beaverlodge is a little town with a lot to offer. In the summer you can find people swimming at the Beaverlodge pool or Redwillow River, playing baseball, golfing, camping, quading at the base (Saskatoon Mountain) and other local trails, fishing at Spring Lake, paintballing, dirt biking at the motocross track, and skateboarding. In the winter month’s people enjoy skiing and ice fishing at spring lake resort, skating at the indoor and outdoor arena, curling, sledding on local trails and into the mountains, and hunting.
Large landmarks are starting to appear all over Canada, nowhere truer than in Alberta. Beaverlodge celebrated its 75th Anniversary of incorporation on July 21, 2004, and part of our celebration included the unveiling of a Giant Beaver Sculpture on our highway corridor. Our Beaver is a remarkable roadside attraction surrounded by interpretive signage (history, habitat, behavior of the animal, along with Town information.) The sculpture is 15 feet high, 28 feet long and weighs 3000 pounds. A must to see in Northwestern Alberta on your way up the Alaska Highway. Also featured in: www.roadsideattractions.ca
The South Peace Centennial Museum is the largest -- and only working --- steam powered farm equipment museum in Alberta. The museum started as a hobby of Ted McLean who had a deep-seated love for the steam engine. This interest prompted him to start collecting old farm machinery and to restore them to their original operating condition. The first open house was in Canada’s Centennial Year, 1967. With the help of many neighbors from the surrounding community, what started out as a threshing demonstration turned out to be the first Pioneer Day. A sawmill demonstration, home-made ice cream making, grinding of flour, and the operation of various vintage tractors was held.
Since 1974 the museum has seen extensive development. The collection has grown to the point where 15 buildings are required to house the displays. Buildings such as Circle Bank Hall and the Two Rivers School are historic structures that have been moved to the site for display. The museum is open daily through the summer months, but Pioneer Days is very special: it features all the working steam-powered equipment, antique cars and trucks, and musical entertainment in keeping with the agricultural theme on the third Sunday in July. The museum is conveniently located so that all can stop, have a picnic lunch, and enjoy a day of history with a very personal touch.
To go to the South Peace Centennial Museum website, click on following link: www.spcm.ca