Lundemo, post office in Camrose, Victoria, AB. Established 1908 with John Waldum from Lundamo near Trondheim, Norway as postmaster. He named the post office for his ancestral home in Norway. Closed 1949.

Norway in America - Alberta

Post office names in USA and Canada with Norwegian origin.
Research by Hallvard Slettebø and Dag Henriksbø.


This page was updated 26 April 2021

Asker, AB
Asker, post office in Red Deer, AB. Established 1900 with E.A. Krefting as postmaster, he came from Asker, Norway. Closed 1915.

Bardo, AB
Bardo, post office in Strathcona, AB. Changed name 1904 from Norden, with Andrew Finseth as postmaster. The settlement they founded in 1894 was named after their home in the Norwegian county of Troms, Bardo (now Bardu). People from that community had established their first settlement in Minnesota’s Red River Valley in 1876. Almost 20 years later they became a part of a larger migration from the Upper Midwest into Canada’s prairie provinces. The post office closed 1914.

Bergen, AB
Bergen, post office in Red Deer, West Calgary, AB. Established 1907 with J.T. Johanneson as postmaster. It was named by Norwegian homesteaders. Closed 1970.

Bodo, AB
Bodo, post office in Acadia, Battle River, AB. Established 1928 with John Stouse as postmaster and named for the city of Bodø, Norway. Discontinued.



Comrey, AB
Comrey, post office in Medicine Hat, AB. Established 1910. The post office name was an acronym of the names of the first six homesteaders in the district: Columbus Larson, Ole Roen, Mons Roen (brother of Ole), Sam Rolfson, John Evenson (brother-in-law of Larson) and Edward Yeager. Several of these are Norwegian. Columbus Larson, born approx. 1855 in Wisconsin to Norwegian immigrant parents, was first postmaster. Closed 1968.
Columbus, ND and Larson, ND were also named for Columbus Larson.



Eidsvold, AB
Eidsvold, post office in Red Deer, AB. Established 1907 with D.C. Harker as postmaster. Named for Eidsvoll, Norway where the Constitution of Norway was signed in 1814. Changed name 1911 to Donalda. NFT 3/2020.

Lundemo, AB
Maloy, AB
Maloy, post office in Athabasca, Battle River, AB. Established 1915 with W. Warren as postmaster. It was named for the island of Måløy, Norway. Closed 1966.

Molstad, AB
Molstad, post office in Strathcona, AB. Established 1904, named by and for postmaster Olaf Molstad, he came from Molstad, Gran, Norway. The post office changed name 1907 to Bawlf.

New Norway, AB
New Norway, post office in Battle River, Camrose, AB. The post office was established 1903 with Even O. Olstad as postmaster. He was born 1867 at Ringsaker, Norway and named the post office for his home country. It is still in operation.



Northern, AB
Northern, post office in Camrose, AB. Established 1898 and named by postmaster Peter N. Jevning, his father Nils came from Jevningen, Bardu. The post office changed name 1904 to Bardo.

Norway Valley, AB
Norway Valley, post office in Athabasca, AB. Established 1923 with Knut Vinge as postmaster (born 1853, Vinje, Telemark, Norway). He named the post office for his home country. Closed 1947.

Odin, AB
Odin, post office in Strathcona, AB. Established 1907 with C.J. Pehrsson as postmaster (born 1865 Sweden). It was named for Odin, the principal god of Norse mythology. Closed 1914.

Oyen, AB
Oyen, post office in Acadian, AB. The post office was established 1912, named by and for postmaster Andrew Oyen. It is still in operation.



Roros, AB
Roros, post office in Battle River, AB. Established 1914 with W. Tooth as postmaster. Named for the city of Røros, Norway. Closed 1931.

Skaro, AB
Skaro, post office in Vegreville Victoria, AB. Established 1904, named by and for postmaster Knudt H. Skaro, an early settler from Norway. Closed 1964.

Stokkeville, AB
Stokkeville, post office in Battle River, AB. Established 1913, named for by and for postmaster Peter Stokke. Closed 1924.

Sundre, AB
Sundre, post office in Mountain View, AB. Established 1909 with N.T. Hagen as postmaster. Named for Søndre, Ål, Hallingdal, Norway. Still in operation.



Thorhild, AB
Thorhild, post office in Victoria/Athabaska, AB. Established 1914 with J. Jardy, Jr. as postmaster. There are two theories for the name: Thor’s Hill (the Norse deity Thor). Alternatively named for “an early settler of Scandinavian descent”. Still in operation.

Valhalla, AB
Valhalla, post office in Peace River, West Edmonton, AB. Established 1916 with Guy R. Owen as postmaster. The name was proposed by the Rev. Halvor N. Ronning (Rønning), a Lutheran minister born Bø, Telemark, who established this place where a number of Norwegians settled. Valhalla is the hall of slain warriors in Norse mythology. Closed 1970.

Valhalla Centre, AB
Valhalla Centre, post office in Peace River, West Edmonton, AB. Established 1923 with Olaf Horte as postmaster. The name has the same origin as for Valhalla, AB. Closed.



Viking, AB (1)
Viking, post office in Strathcona, AB. Established 1904 with Louis H. Kenepp as postmaster. Named for the Norse Vikings. Closed 1909.

Viking, AB (2)
Viking, town in Battle River, Camrose, AB. Sivert Hafso and Ole Sorenson from Norway were early settlers. The post office was established 1907 with Basil Hilliker as postmaster. Named for the Norse Vikings. Still in operation.



Not confirmed: Ankerton, AB
Ankerton, post office in Battle River, Camrose, AB. Established 1917. Postmaster Chas. Holger Lauritzen, named for his grandfather Anker H. Lauritzen – Danish or Norwegian? Closed 1970.

Not confirmed: Arneson, AB
Arneson, post office in Acadian, Alberta. Established 1928 with Miss Edna H. Grassie as postmaster. Named for C.B. Arneson, the original owner of the land where the locality is now located. Closed 1957.

Not confirmed: Dickson, AB
Dickson, hamlet in Red Deer, AB. Named for Dickson Creek which purportedly takes its name from an early settler who came from Norway, a Mr. Benedickson (possibly Bendiksen?). However, the original settlement of Dickson was composed of 17 Danish individuals, moving from Blair and Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. The post office was established 1906 with Carl C. Christiansen as postmaster. Closed 1970. The population in 2016 was 58.
Five Bendiksens have filed applications for homestead in Alberta, Thore Bendiksen (1848-1908) and four sons. He was married to Martha, with 11 children. Homestead 1907 in Equity, AB (100km southeast of Dickson).

Not confirmed: Edwand, AB
Edwand, post office in Athabasca, Alberta. Established 1904, named by and for postmaster Edward Anderson. Closed 1970.

Not confirmed: Scandia, AB
Scandia, post office in Medicine Hat, AB. Established 1924 with John L. Johnson as postmaster. Many Scandinavian settlers and a Norwegian congregation. A Swede from Skandia, MN had the place-name-changed from Uppland to Scandia. Still in operation. Named for Skåne (Sweden) or Scandinavia?

Not confirmed: Solberg, AB
Solberg, post office in Medicine Hat, AB. Established 1913, named by and for postmaster Peter P. Solberg (probably the person who lived 1876-1959). Closed 1923.


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