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Innisfail, Alberta

Town of Innisfail
Mainstreet Innisfail
Mainstreet Innisfail
Flag of Innisfail
Innisfail is located in Alberta
Location of Innisfail in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
 • Mayor Brian Spiller
 • Governing body
 • CAO Helen Dietz
 • MP Earl Dreeshen
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 19.53 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 945 m (3,100 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 7,876
 • Density 403.2/km2 (1,044/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T4G
Highways Highway 2
Highway 54
Waterways Gleniffer Lake
Red Deer River
Website Official website

Innisfail is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 54.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Arts and culture 3
  • Education 4
  • Infrastructure 5
    • Transportation 5.1
  • Notable people 6
  • Facilities 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Railway station in the 1890s

The town's name comes from an Irish-language epithet for

  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search".  
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Town of Innisfail. "Welcome to Innisfail, Alberta, CANADA!". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ Innisfail Historical Village. "The Beginning". Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  6. ^ Innisfail Historical Village. "Early Business". Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  7. ^ Drew A. Penner (2012-09-04). "Welcome to Innisfail: Population 7,922". Innisfail Province (Great West Newspapers LP). Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  8. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  9. ^  
  10. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Innisfail - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  11. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Ponoka - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  12. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Olds - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  13. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Sylvan Lake - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  14. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Alberta - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.


See also

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dog training facility is located 2 km south of Innisfail. Napoleon Trails Gravesite is also nearby.


Notable people

Innisfail is served by the Innisfail Aerodrome, which is located northwest of the town.



According to the National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada in 2011, Innisfail has a comparatively high ratio of residents with no certificate, diploma or degree (based on total population aged 25 to 64).[10] In particular, 1 in 5 males (20.2%) between the ages of 25 and 64 do not possess a certificate, diploma or degree at any level of education. In comparison to other communities in Central Alberta, males aged 25 to 64 in Ponoka, Olds and Sylvan Lake had rates of 11.9%,[11] 14.1%[12] and 14.9%,[13] respectively. The province of Alberta ratio for males aged 25 to 64 with no certificate, diploma or degree is 13.2%.[14] This puts Innisfail 53% above the provincial average for males.


Innisfail is home to the Daines Pro Rodeo, Anthony Henday Campground, Dr. George / Kemp House Museum, a beautiful historic downtown with unique stores, and the Historical Village museum.

Arts and culture

In 2006, Innisfail had a population of 7,316 living in 2,962 dwellings, a 5.4% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 13.02 km2 (5.03 sq mi) and a population density of 562.0/km2 (1,456/sq mi).[9]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Innisfail had a population of 7,876 living in 3,118 of its 3,323 total dwellings, a 7.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,331. With a land area of 19.53 km2 (7.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 403.3/km2 (1,044.5/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The Town of Innisfail's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 7,922,[7] a 0.5% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 7,883.[8]


[6] More people continued to move to the Innisfail area. The construction of the railroad attracted more settlers and business. One of the first businessmen in the area was G. W. West. He is very important to Innisfail’s past as he ran a general store, meat market, and grocery store. He was Innisfail’s first proprietor when he moved here in 1891. By the 1900s, Innisfail was a village. Some of the early businesses included the Union Bank, the Murray Hotel, Hotel Alberta, the New York Café, the Modern Café, the Paris Café, the Opera House and the West Store.[5]

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