Thursday 9 March 2017

Water Glen March 5, 2017

I am curious how much existed here. There is nothing now. East of Ponoka is Water Glen Road. A few miles up the road north of Highway 53 you will find some signs.

School marker. The school existed until 1949.

Right across the road from the school marker is a sign marking where a general store and post office once stood. You do not see many of these in Alberta.

Just barely up the road is a marker showing where the Water Glen Hall once stood.

Last is a marker where the church once stood. There is nothing left except prairie and a few farms in the area. The area was settled by Swedes. You can see Swedish names on farms in this area.

Just beyond the church marker is the cemetery. Everything is cold and quiet.


Someone was kind enough to email me about this post and advised me of the following about this place.

In 1896 it was called Smith's Grove.
In 1899 the name was changed to Fair.
In 1926 it became Water Glen.


  1. Interesting to see all the markers and no sign of anything. Cool find.

  2. When I see something like this I wonder why the town went away...