In 1899, James Bower came west in search of land. He bought a half section from the Saskatchewan Land and Homestead Company and soon arrived with two railcars full of furniture and his family’s belongings. Mrs. Bower and their children joined him a few months later. The Bowers’ Sunnybrook Farm became well known for its purebred cattle and herd of Percheron horses.Plan to visit Sunnybrook Farm Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Red Deer attractions using our Red Deer holiday maker site.
Along with tending his farm, James Bower logged near the Red Deer River canyon and made bricks from local clay. The farm was eventually taken over by his son, Norman. In 1988, Norman and Iva Bower embraced the idea of an agricultural museum in Red Deer by gifting part of their property to the community. The ten acres that now make up Sunnybrook Farm Museum include barns and workshops built by the Bowers.
Sunnybrook Farm Museum Reviews
I have been here many times as a classroom teacher on a field trip with my students an as a grandma with my granddaughter. For school kids there is so much to be learned, the programs offered are... more »
It's small but cute and free.... I wish that there was something going on at the time. I wasnt there long but it was a nice way to spend an hour that wasnt watching t.v. more »
Always the best place to take the kids. They really enjoy all the different activities and animals. The train park is one of my boys favorite in the city if you havent checked it out you really should. Entry is free with donation!
Great place to stop by and occupy time while waiting for appointment. Great antique items to see. They hold homesteading lessons here too I read somwhere. Great place to learn about the past
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