June 15, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Bragg Creek forges its own identity in Calgary's shadow
For more than 100 years, Bragg Creek has existed in the shadow of the ever-expanding city of Calgary.
Yet the hamlet, located a 45-kilometre drive west of the city, has managed to maintain its enviable lifestyle in a beautiful location along the edge of the Rocky Mountains.
Resident and local business owner Mark Kamachi says he and his wife moved to Alberta from Vancouver 20 years ago to work at a Calgary advertising agency, and they chose to live in the city at first.
However, they found themselves spending many weekends hiking and biking in the mountains near Bragg Creek. Fifteen years ago, they decided to make it their new home.