• Nature is closer than you think, just 30 minutes from Calgary! Mountains, meadows blossoming with Alpine flowers, Bragg Creek has it all! Drop in, play, then stay... your time here will refresh and enliven you
  • Art: defn. n. The quality or expression of what is beautiful Bragg Creek is known as an artists’ haven, surrounded by so much beauty and natural Canadian wildlife and culture. It’s easy to be inspired here
  • Western hospitality with international flare and worldwide renown Wander here among stores that showcase the best of local art to unusual trinkets from the world over
  • Craving a new flavour? From burgers and wings to haute cuisine, Bragg Creek has it all. Let us delight you with local specialities, service that is always smiling, and the best chefs in Alberta. We’re known for our food for a reason
Fire Bans & FireSmart
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Hot news for residents... The Bragg Creek Fire Smart Committee now has a website at www.rockyview.ca/firesmart.  Check out their draft mitigation strategy here.

In a forested area like Bragg Creek, fire is a very serious hazard.  About half of the wildfires recorded in Alberta are as a result of human activity (source: Government of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development). 
Of course, these fires are 100% preventable, and it’s up to everyone who lives or visits here, to be smart about fire.

Fire Bans
From time to time a fire ban is issued. These operate on several levels, for example, a Level II ban prohibits recreational camp fires but allows camp stoves  and liquid fuel barbeques.  A full explanation of what each level includes and excludes is available here.

For information about exactly where a ban is operating contact Alberta Fire Bans at their website or by calling 1-866-FYI-FIRE.

When visiting Alberta’s backcountry, please be safe around campfires.  Remember, even a small campfire has the potential to become a wildfire.
- Never leave your campfire unattended, even for a few minutes
- Always make sure your campfire is out.  Soak it, stir up the ashes and soak it again
- Always have enough water nearby to keep your campfire under control

Fire Permits
Commonly known as a Burn Permit, a Fire Permit is required for any open fire other than a campfire.  That’s right, if you want to burn some brush you’ve chopped down in your backyard, you must get a permit.
Fire permits are free and are issued for a specific period of time.
You can get a permit from:
- Any Alberta Sustainable Resource Development office.  For locations call 310-0000 or click here 
- Albertans living outside the Forest Protection Area can contact their local municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

FireSmart is a Government of Alberta initiative to help protect homes and communities from the threat of wildfire. Using fire-resistant materials on buildings and following simple landscaping practices will help create a FireSmart community. Tips and information can be found here. This link also takes you to a handy assessment for the home owner, as well as a manual and videos.

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