Bragg Creek is 40 kilometres west of Calgary on Highway 22. Head west on Highway 8 (Richmond Road) from where Sarcee Trail meets Glenmore Trail. This rustic little village is nestled between the edge the foothills and the T'suu T'ina Nation (Sarcee) Indian reserve, which extends from the city of Calgary. The hamlet of Bragg Creek sits on the banks of the crystal clear Elbow River, and surrounded by lush pine forests. The unspoiled natural surroundings and wildlife attract city folk on weekends and holidays. Just west of town is Bragg Creek Provincial Park, with miles of trails ideal for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing.
The town iwas named in 1911 after Albert W. Bragg, who homesteaded here in 1894.
Bragg Creek has a small collection of antique and craft shops and charming restaurants, all decorated with an old-west theme. The Frontier Candy Ice Cream Company (with 40 flavors) in the Bragg Creek Shopping Centre, will justify your trip. Bragg Creek as home to the Wintergreen Golf & Country Club. In the winter, you can ski and snowboard at the Wintergreen ski hill (with night-skiing). The Bragg Creek Steak Pit hosts the Mountain Song Native Dinner Theatre, performed by the area's first nations people, on the first Thursday each month. The town has anumber of other fine restaurants, offering a variety of fine and ethnic cuisines.
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Annual events include: Bull-O-Rama Rodeo (late June), T'suu T'ina Pow Wow (July), Bragg Creek Days (July)
This waterfall, nestled in fragrant pine forests, is about six kilometres west of Bragg Creek. It's just a short but beautiful hike from the road and the falls draws thousands of admiring tourists and Calgarians every year.
Wintergreen Ski Hill & Golf Course
About 4 km west and north of town, just across the Elbow River, is this year round recreational facility, offering family (and night) skiing in the wintertime, and 18 holes of golfing in the summer.