Rosebud, Alberta is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. Previously an incorporated municipality, Rosebud dissolved from village status on January 1, 1946 to become part of the Municipal District of Grasswold No. 248. – Wikipedia
Why is a place that couldn’t even maintain village status a national treasure? Because it’s all about making pudding out of nothing, from its first settlers who decided they couldn’t do any better by going any further, to its current residents who are trying to make a go of Alberta’s only rural professional theatre.
In addition to the theatre and associated performing arts school, there are restaurants (open Wednesday to Saturday, but not in the winter), and an executive golf course, (named for a Blackfoot word that apparently means “by the river of many roses”), and a historical walking tour.
With about 88 residents in 2011 (down by 19% from 2006), Rosebud doesn’t have an ABM or a gas station. National treasures aren’t always on the grand scale.