In 1907, J.T.Johannesen, with a group of his countrymen, founded a Norwegian settlement in this little valley beside the Fallentimber Creek. This part of Alberta reminded them of their homeland and they named their settlement Bergen after the Norwegian city.
Mr. Johansen was the first postmaster when a post office was opened in November 1907. A post office continued to operate here until February, 1970. The name Bergen is derived from Bjorgvin, translating, "meadow between the mountains."