10 Interesting Facts About Spruce Grove

Facts About Spruce Grove

Facts About Spruce Grove

  • Spruce Grove is a city, west of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. The city is adjacent to the Town of Stony Plain and is surrounded by Parkland County.
  • Spruce Grove was incorporated as a village on March 14, 1907, but it was dissolved on August 30, 1916. Spruce Grove was re-incorporated as a village on January 1, 1955, and incorporated as a town on January 1, 1971, and as a city on March 1, 1986.
  • The Estimated Population of Spruce Grove is 35,766, as of 2018.
  • Spruce Grove was settled by French and Scottish families in 1891 and originally comprised a general store, livery stables, blacksmith shop, hotel and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Spruce Grove is home to the Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, a local theatre, and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, a recreation facility shared with Stony Plain and Parkland County.
  • Spruce Grove is 709 m (2,326 ft) above sea level.
  • Jennifer Heil, the freestyle skier who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics is from Spruce Grove.
  • In 1908 the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came through Spruce Grove and a train station was built south of Baseline on the north side of the tracks, directly in line with what is now Main Street.
  • Spruce Grove is located near the province’s geographical centre, 30 kilometres from downtown Edmonton and 14 km from Edmonton’s city limits. Spruce Grove is part of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
  • The Spruce Grove Art Gallery is located in the Melcor Cultural Centre and is operated by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove.
Facts About Spruce Grove
Facts About Spruce Grove