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Welcome to the Town of Falher, Alberta the Honey Capital of Canada. Located in the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130. (780) 837-2221.
Honeycomb Inn & Lounge. 801 Main Street, Falher. Opened in 1998. (780) 837-3500.
Gerry's Suites & Motel. (780) 837-2513.
Five Star Golf and Camp. 15 camping sites, electric hook-ups, fishing, swimming, beach, bike trails. Located 17 miles south of Falher. (780) 837-2100.
Smoky River Regional Golf Course. McLennan. (780) 354-3661.
Ecole Heritage School, 110 rue Charbonneau. (780) 837-3266.
Falher Town Office (780) 837-2247.
Falher Centennial Curling Club has 3 sheets of ice. 030 Central Avenue N.W. Falher. (780) 837-2551.
Located approximately 115 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta is the Town of Falher with a population of 1075 people. (2011 stats) living in 497 dwellings. Located north of Highway 49.
The area was known to the missionaries long before it was surveyed by Mr. Selby in 1909 as an Indian Trail that led to British Columbia and later where the railway laid its tracks.
In 1912, the Mission St-Jean Baptiste de Falher was opened 5 km from the current location. When the railway came to the area in 1915, the settlement was named after Father Constant Falher, a Roman Catholic Oblate missionary who was born in the town of Josselin Brittany, France in 1863 and came to Canada in 1887 arriving at Grouard in 1889. He was known for his ability to speak the Cree Language and referred to the area around Falher as the "Happy Hunting Ground" of the Indians. At that time there were a large number of fox in the area.
The first post office opened in 1923 with P.N. Blais, the first postmaster. Falher became a hamlet in 1923, in 1929 it became a village, and in 1955 was incorporated into a town.
Falher is very strong in the agriculture industry with VIterra located on the outskirts of town. Falher Alfalfa was one of North America's largest Alfalfa Processing Plant but closed its doors in 2008, as the result of rising costs. It had employed between 35 full time to 110 empoyees at the busiest time of the season. (picture of Falher Alfalfa)
Events of Falher:
Retrouvailles 100th Anniversary Homecoming 1912-2012 will take place July 29-July 1, 2012 at the Falher Regional Complex. More info.
Home to the Falher Pirates, (Senior Hockey team) NPHL, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. The 2012-2013 NPHL consists of 11 teams. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles (McLennan), Manning Comets, (Manning Comets have joined the league after 5 year absence) Valleyview Jets. WEST DIVISION: Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers. (Horse Lake Chiefs have dropped out) 2012-2113 NPHL Schedule-Scores-Stats.
The Falher Medical Clinic provides the medical services necessary. There is no hospital in Falher so therefore, residents have to travel to McLennan as well as for RCMP services. Falher has a modern shopping centre located in the centre of town.
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