Grimshaw

Population: 2,515

Grimshaw is located at the junction of Alberta Highways 2 and 35 (Mile 0 of the Mackenzie Highway on the Deh Cho Route), 104 miles north of Grande Prairie.

Visitor Information: Look for the NAR railway car adjacent the centennial monument marking Mile 0 of the Mackenzie Highway), Town of Grimshaw.

Grimshaw developed as a shipping centre for surrounding farms with the arrival of the Central Canada Railroad in 1921. It was established as a village in 1930, and became a town in 1953. It was named for Dr. M.E. Grimshaw, a doctor in Peace River Crossing, who served as Grimshaw’s mayor. Local resources are wheat and grains, livestock, gravel, lumber, gas and oil.  As Mile 0 of the Mackenzie Highway to Northwest Territories, Grimshaw is also an important tourist stop.

Grimshaw has 2 motels including the Dee-Jay Motel phone 780-332-4298, a hotel, restaurants, service stations, car washes, a laundromat, a recreation park and other shops and other services. Camping at Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park 1.9 miles north of town. The Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum is adjacent the provincial park.

Attractions:

  • Get your photo taken in front of the Mackenzie Highway Mile Zero Monument.