Sundre was named after a town in Norway, which was the home of the community’s first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen. Sundre became a village in 1949 and then incorporated as a town in 1956.
The town has a great location as it is accessible through the Alberta Provincial Highway No. 22, also known as the Cowboy Trail, while also situated along the Canadian Rockies foothills. That also means that residents have an amazing view of the Rockies at all times.