The Bearspaw Historical Society has day use rental space available for community groups or individuals in three buildings – the historic one room school, the teacherage, and a near replica of the small horse barn.  See below for a description of its size, capacity and amenities.

12. Bearspaw school

One room school.
(© Elisa J. Hart)

14. barn

Horse barn. (© Elisa J. Hart)

13. teacherage

Teacherage. (© BHS and Elisa J. Hart)

(Click on each building for details)


The classroom is accessed from the front door and there is a wheelchair ramp to that door from the parking lot. There is a barrier free washroom off of the classroom. There is a kitchenette and a second washroom downstairs. The school has 5 folding tables (6’ x 3’) and 30+ chairs. The old school desks can be set up if requested in advance. There is an older piano.

Kitchenette in basement: Sink, small under counter fridge, 12 cup coffee maker, 30 cup coffee maker, kettle, teapot, and microwave. You must supply your own dishes, cups, glasses, and other event supplies.  

Maximum number of people: 48 - standing room, or with non-fixed seats and tables  

15. school interior - front
16. school interior - back of room
17. school interior - kitchenette

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Views of the classroom and the kitchenette in the basement.

18. workshop in the school
19. school decorated for Christmas - ejh

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Examples of the classroom being used. A workshop (left) and with the desks set up and the room decorated for Christmas (right).

THE TEACHERAGE (Not Available for Rental)

The small front room of the teacherage is available for rent. It has a couch and a small table with four chairs.  There is no toilet in this building so you must use one in the school or barn.

Capacity: The teacherage is currently not available for rental.

20. teacherage
21. teacherage

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Interior of the teacherage.


The horse barn provides a light and airy meeting space as the two large barn doors can be opened to let in sunlight. It has a heated floor, a barrier free washroom, a kitchenette with a sink, under counter fridge, microwave, kettle, 12 cup coffee maker, and teapot. Please bring your own supplies for events. The barn has 20 chairs, 6 folding tables (6’ x 3’), and 6 card tables. A patio is available for use in the summer. The main entrance to the barn on the south side is wheelchair accessible as is the door to the patio. 

Maximum number of people: 48 - standing room, or with non-fixed seats and tables  

22. barn interior
23. barn interior - 2
24. interior barn - 3
25. gathering in barn

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The interior of the barn and an example of an event held there.


The rate for the school or the horse barn is $40 for the first hour and $10 for each additional hour.


For information on the terms of use please contact us at rentals@bearspawhistoricalsociety.ca.

User groups are responsible for cleaning up the rooms after they are used. That means wiping off and putting away tables and chairs, cleaning any counterspace used, sweeping the floor, and taking away any garbage as there is no garbage pickup in this area.

Our rental agreement can be downloaded HERE.