EID Historical Park & RV Campground Scandia, AB

Located off of highway 36 (also known as Veterans Memorial Highway),south of Brooks and

north of Vauxhall.

Featuring an open air museum town atmosphere, with era rich heritage and rare period surviving

buildings. A once complex trackside associated with the movement of people, goods, grain and

livestock.

Which began in the 1880’s with the Canadian Pacific Railway(CPR)acquiring massive tracts of

land between Medicine Hat and Calgary. The CPR invested in a massive irrigation project of the

Bow River to water the arid lands in the region. The project was completed in 1914. Settlers

began arriving in large numbers after World War One. Settlement was bolstered in the 1920’s

with the construction of several branch lines in the area. The branch line from Brooks to Scandia

was completed 1927. Eventually Railway service was discontinued in 1977.

The Highlights of the Park

Earl Taylor Artifact Museum, Original Wheat Pool Elevator No.1(1927-1977)and its original

Agent's Office, fuel shed, original railways with loading dock, Jenner Train Station(from the

Hamelet of Jenner located 80k N.E. of Scandia. Bow Slope Stockyard, Barn, Ferry (from the

Hamelet of Rolling Hills), Machinery, Wagons, Farming and Irrigation Displays, and Bar U

Ranch House. Also a 35min historical drama called; ‘’Carls Way’’, about Carl Anderson’s

legendary negotiation with the CPR, who actually paid farmers of the EID to take over in 1935.

Also a Cultural Heritage Area of the EID(eastern irrigation district) camping facilities to allow

visitors to fully enjoy the Scandia Heritage Park. And once a year, in August, a celebration

named after, ‘’Earl Taylor’’, takes place in memory of the founder and surrounding areas that

have helped put the park on the map.


Contact Us:

Phone:  403-362-7641

Email:  manager@brooksdistrictchamber.ca

Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am - 4pm

Office Hours: Tuesday's - Wednesday's 9am -12:30pm



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