George Lake was originally known as Many Islands Lake. The first settlement of Hines Creek, Alberta was situated south of this area and when the railroad missed the area to the north, like many communities, Hines Creek moved north to its current location. George Lake was the site of the Dumont Brothers Trading Post and the lake was named after George Olstad one of the pioneers of the area. A tribute sign is situated in the park.
HISTORY OF GEORGE LAKE, ALBERTA