The Hamlet of Bragg Creek is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 44 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. (See map below). It is bounded mostly on the east and north by the Tsuu T’ina Nation, Sarcee Reserve and on the west and south by Kananaskis Country. Bragg Creek includes; the Hamlet of Bragg Creek, West Bragg Creek, Wintergreen, South Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows. South Bragg Creek forms a part of the Foothills Municipal District No. 31. The other areas lie within the Rockyview County which is responsible for the administration of services and facilities. The Hamlet is not a registered town site and as such has no mayor, council or administration. Its centre features several small shopping centres and about 270 of houses on 14 streets.
Bragg Creek is a small stream with its source on the slopes of Moose Mountain. It flows into the Elbow River in the Hamlet. The Elbow flows into the Bow River in Calgary. About 10 km east of Bragg Creek the foothills give way to the prairie grasslands where farmers grow grain and ranchers raise herds of cattle. The drive into the city passes through this rustic landscape of green and gold fields dotted with cows and horses.
Moose Mountain is 7,995 ft. (2,437 m) tall. It is on the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain front range. When viewed from Springbank it bears a striking resemblance to the head and back of a moose. Banded Peak, at 9,626 ft. (2,934 m) forms another scenic backdrop in the community. It is named for the horizontal stripe which slices across the top of the mountain.
It can, and often does, snow any month of the year. Although May marks the begining of springtime, we usually get a significant dump of snow during May.
The table and map below shows the proximity of Bragg Creek to Calgary, Banff and the nearby towns.
|Bragg Creek to:||KM|
|Calgary (Centre St. bridge)||44.2|
|Canada Olympic Park||24.8|
|Junction Hwy. 22 & 762||3.9|
|Junction Hwy. 22 & 8|
– to Calgary Centre
|Kananaskis (West Bragg Creek)||10|
|Kananaskis (Hwy. 66 entrance)||8.5|
|Kananaskis ( Elbow Falls)||21.8|
|Kananaskis (Little Elbow)||31.1|
|Kananaskis Village (Hwy. 40)||86|
|Springbank recreation centre||24|
– to Calgary Centre
|Westhills shopping centre||21.5|