|TOWN OF VALLEYVIEW - History, Location, Population, Accommodations, Camping, Annual Events, Schools. Northern Alberta.|
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Located in the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, includes the Towns of Fox Creek, Grand Cache, Valleyview and the Hamlets of Ridgevalley, Debolt, Landry Heights and Grovedale. Office is in Valleyview Alberta. (780) 524-7600.
Paradise Inn & Suites. 3609 Highway St. Valleyview. (780) 552-2338
Horizon Inn and Restaurant. 5204-Highway Street. (780) 524-3904.
Other Valleyview Hotels: Hi Valley Motor Inn. Raven Motor Inns. Western Valley Inn. Shamrock Motel.
Sands Wilderness situated along Highway 43. Water and Electricity, showers, laundry. 49 campsites. (780) 844-1560.
Sherk's RV Park. 1 km west of Valleyview. Full hookup to all stalls, 42 back-in and 14 pull-through sites, 24 hr security, laundry facilities, showers, playground. (780) 524-4949.
Only minutes west of Valleyview are two Provincial Parks located at Sturgeon Lake. (15 km west) Williamson Provincial Park on the south shore of the lake and Young's Point Provincial Park on the northwest shore. Large lake provides fishing and boating and camping.
Valleyview Riverside Golf Course, located 4 km south on Highway 43 and 8 km east. 9 holes, grass greens, clubhouse, rentals, pro shop, camping. (780) 524-2449.
Greenview Golf Resort, 23 km west of Valleyview on Highway 43. 9 holes, par 36, grass greens, cart rentals, licensed lodge, RV camping. (780) 524-3673.
Little Smoky Ski Hill, north of Valleyview. (780) 837-8144.
Valleyview and District Chamber of Commerce. (780) 524-4335.
Located 111 km east of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 43 is the Town of Valleyview, with a population of 1761 people (2011 stats) living in 737 dwellings. Serves a trading area of around 8600 people. Peace River is located 140 km to the north while Edmonton is located 345 km to the south of Valleyview.
Fur traders were the first to arrive in the area and a Hudson's Bay Post was established at Sturgeon Lake some 15 km west of the present day location of Valleyview. Originally Valleyview was known as Red Willow, named after the Red Willow Creek. In 1916 the 1st pioneers settled in the area near the creek as its soil was rich for farming. Later it was learned that the name Red Willow was already used for another community so it was renamed "Valleyview". 1929 the Valleyview post office opened with D. Williamson the first postmaster.
Oil was discovered in the 1950's and became one of the major industries of the area. That resulted in a sudden growth in population and services.
Today the top industries of Valleyview include agriculture, oil & gas, forestry, and sand & gravel.
In 1993 a contest was held with local schools to come up with a name of the district. Greenview was chosen and in 1994 the Municipal District of Greenview was established.
Annual Events: The Valleyview and District Agricultural Society's Annual Fair and Rodeo takes place mid August. The 3-day event starts with a pancake breakfast on main street. Also parade, and rodeo events at the fair and rodeo grounds. Exhibit hall, cattle show, and competitive pony chuckwagon races. (780) 524-3473. Annual Horse Show in June.
Recreational facilities of Valleyview include an outdoor swimming pool open mid-May to the end of August (Valleyview Aquatic Centre) plus tennis courts, and trout pond located on the northern edge of the town. Also playgrounds, ball diamonds, volleyball and horseshoe pits.
Valleyview Agricultural Society AgPlex Centre. (780) 524-3473.
Valleyview Hospital has a 35 bed acute care and 25 bed extended care facility. Provides health care with physicians, dentists, an optometrist, chiropractor, physiotherapist, psychologist, occupational therapist and dietician. Valleyview Health Centre, 4802 Highway Street (780) 524-3356.
Harry Gray Elementary School. Grades 4-6. 5013 - 48 Street. (780) 524-3433. School website
Northern Lakes College operates a campus in Valleyview.
Valleyview area is a natural habitant for moose, elk, deer, bear, wolf, coyote, fox, marmot and weasel plus many birds including the Trumpeter Swans.
VALLEYVIEW - Alberta
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