|MANNING - Alberta Population, History, Aurora, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Golf, Events, Museum.|
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Welcome to Manning Alberta, the "Land of the Mighty Moose" for its exceptional moose and elk. Located at Mile 49 of the Mackenzie Highway.
Garden Court Motel/Suites. North end of Manning. (780) 836-3399. pomeroygroup.ca
Aurora Hotel and Hillcrest Motel. (780) 836-3381.
Manning Motor Inn. (780) 836-2801.
Grimms Motel. (780) 836-3211.
Hillcrest Motel. (780) 836-3381.
Manning Lions Campground. Located in Manning on Highway 35. Backs onto the Notikewin River and just across the street from the Visitors Information Centre. 9 sites, electric and water hook-up, showers, swimming, playground, RV sani-station. Open May to September 30. (789) 836-3606.
Condy Meadows Golf Course & Campground. 10 km north of Manning on Highway 35. 26 units. Playground, RV dump. Electric hook-ups, horseshoes. Open May to September. (780) 836-2176.
Notikewin Provincial Park. Located 37 km north on Highway 35 and 30 km east of Manning. (18 km on gravel road) Situated in a valley where the Notikewin River joins the Peace River. Water, fishing, hiking trails. 19 sites. (780) 836-3065.
Twin Lakes Provincial Recreation Area. 65 km north of Manning. 49 sites, electric motors only. Water, boat launch, fishing for rainbow trout, swimming, beach, hiking trails. Open May to October 31. (780) 624-6405.
Manning Sports Centre Arena. Skating and hockey on artificial ice. (780) 836-3624.
The Manning Comets, (senior hockey team) decided not to have a team in the NPHL in 2008
Located approximately 73 km north-west of Peace River, Alberta is the Town of Manning with a population of 1164 (2011stats) living in 461 dwellings. Situated in the valley of the Notikewin River on the Mackenzie Highway at the junction of Highway 35 and Highway 691.
Mainstreet Manning looking north (All pictures on this website are copyright and cannot be reproduced)
This community was originally known as Aurora. It was discovered, there was already another community in Ontario by the same name, so it was decided to come up with another name. In 1947, when the first post office officially opened, the residents chose "Manning " named after the former Premier of Alberta, Ernest Charles Manning who was premier from 1943 to 1968. He was also a radio evangelist. Later he was an Alberta Senator from 1970 to 1983 and was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. He also received the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1981. Ernest Charles Manning died in 1996. (Father of Preston Manning, former leader of the official opposition party, Reform Party of Canada.) The Battle River Hospital was built in 1937 with a newer hospital constructed in 1955. The settlement was incorporated as a village in 1952 and a few years later it became a town in 1957. The Great Slave Lake Railway finally reached Manning in 1962.
Manning is located in the Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22. (780) 835-3348.
Manning's main industry is Agriculture, Forestry, and Oil and Gas. The region has a considerable amount of natural gas production. As many as 2000 workers live in camps in the area which adds to Mannings economy. The first gas plant was built in 1975 by Mesa Petroleum in the South Hotchiss field.
Manning Diversified Forest Products, which started in 1993, produces 80 million board feet of dimension lumber and boards yearly. They employ approximately 145 people. Other major employers are the Manning Community Health Centre, Peace River School Division, gas and oil and forestry service industries.
Events of Manning:
Battle River Agricultural Society. (780) 836-3773.
Manning has its own Hospital located on the northeast part of Manning. 600-2nd Street NE (780) 836-3391. The Manning Municipal Airport is located on the northside of Manning which has a 400 foot paved runway. The nearest commercial airport is Peace River.
The Town of Manning is a thriving community that has a fire chief and 18 volunteer firefighters. A 3 person RCMP detachment, a mayor and 6 councillors. It also has a modern 44-bed Senor Citizen's Lodge. Del-Air Lodge was named after Del Harbourne who was a Mayor of Manning and Al Adair, former member of the Legislative Assembly. There are many churches located through-out the town.
Golf: Condy Meadows Golf Course and Recreation Area located 10 km north of Manning on Highway 35. 9 hole golf course, grass greens, golf carts, pro shop. Also at the golf course is a campsite with 17 fully serviced sites and 8 non-serviced sites. The annual open golf tournament is held on the Labor Day weekend in September each year. (780) 836-2176.
Ski Hill: A popular spot in the winter months is the Manning Ski Hill located east of town. Skiing and downhill snowboarding. Racing and ski jumping. Lessons are also provided. (780) 836-2149.
For more information on Manning visit the Town of Manning website
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