Spruce Grove

Spruce Grove, Alta, incorporated as a city in 1986, population 26 171 (2011c), 19 541 (2006c). The City of Spruce Grove is located just west of Edmonton and is the eastern neighbour of the town STONY PLAIN. French and Scottish settlers arrived in 1891.

Spruce Grove, Alta, incorporated as a city in 1986, population 26 171 (2011c), 19 541 (2006c). The City of Spruce Grove is located just west of Edmonton and is the eastern neighbour of the town STONY PLAIN. French and Scottish settlers arrived in 1891. The community was named for the spruce trees once common in the area and it grew up around a station on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (1908). It serves an agricultural district and has an industrial base that includes agriculture and food processing operations, secondary forest products manufacturing, metal fabrication and light manufacturing. Since the 1960s many residents commute to EDMONTON for work. The Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum is in one of the countries still-functioning GRAIN ELEVATORS.


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