Located just 16 km south east of Peace River, Alberta along Highway 688, is the Hamlet of St. Isidore, with a population of 218 (2011 stats) living in 79 dwellings.
St. Isidore was founded as a co-operative by the "Compainion's Society" in 1953. A group of ten farmers from Quebec set up an agricultural co-op to buy land, share equipment and settle land in the area. They also established a co-op for services and products and eventually evolved into what is now St. Isidore Co-op (Grocery and agro services) The Companion's Society still exists with a mandate to further develop and support economic and cultural ventures in the community.
St Isidore Bibliotheque - Library. (780) 624-8182.
There are a variety of homes in St. Isidore. The community is mostly agriculture and residents work either in St. Isidore or outlying areas such as Peace River at Daishowa or Shell. In St. Isidore the main employment opportunities are with the St. Isidore Co-op, a timothy processing plant, two beekeeping operations, a dairy farm and other farms and businesses. The population actually increased a bit from the 2006 to the 2011 census. From 211 people to 218 people.
There is no school in this hamlet so children go to Peace River to various schools as well as to Falher to attend Ecole Heritage. There are no restaurants, hotels or campgrounds in St. Isidore.
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The community organizes one of the biggest winter carnivals in the north, the St. Isidore Carnaval. Held every year during the long weekend of February, it attracts over 1500 visitors. Activities include live entertainment, sleigh rides, snow sculpturing, log sawing, and other competitions.
Carnaval De St-Isidore website.
|The St Isidore Cemetery is located just north of the community.
||The Northern Sunrise County building is located along Highway 2 and Highway 688.
2011 Census for the Northern Sunsrise County has a population of 1,791.