Located just west of northern Alberta’s Peace River, Grimshaw lies at the “Mile Zero”
point of the Mackenzie highway. As the starting point on a vital supply route, the town
has developed a legacy among truckers, thousands of whom have passed through Grimshaw
and left their stories behind. This rich road history is chronicled at the Mile 0
Mackenzie Highway Antique Truck Museum, and relived every year during the town’s annual
If you leave the Truck Museum and enter the distinctive Grimshaw Tourist Booth, housed
in an old train caboose, you’ll learn that Grimshaw has a lot to offer truckers and
non-truckers alike. The town is home to an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a curling
rink, a family fitness centre, and a skateboard park. The historic Mile 0 Mackenzie
Park and the Tom Baldwin Memorial Arboretum, along with nearby Queen Elizabeth Provnical
Park and Lac Cardinal display the full scope of the region’s stunning natural beauty.
Grimshaw was once known as “the stop” by railway crews, and there are plenty of reasons
it ought to be a stop for you too.