Beaverlodge, Alberta

Located just 43 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta, is the Town of Beaverlodge, with a population over 2,720 (2015 stats) living in 1,138 dwellings. It provides services to over 4,000. Known as the "Gateway to the Monkman Pass."




Beaverlodge Sign- more info

Beaverlodge Landmark more info

Cultural and Visitors Centre - more info

Beaverlodge Campground more info
Beaverlodge has a diverse economy. The top industries include Retail, Oil, Agriculture, and Construction. Beaverlodge is home to the Northern Agricultural Research Station. The Federal experimental station originally started in 1916. Employs 23 full time staff and 17 part-time staff.


Beaverlodge Pool Complex opened in January 2002 corner of 10th street and 4th Avenue - more info

Beaverlodge Hall holds 200 to 225 people for Weddings and all kinds of functions. Basement has a meeting room - more info


Beaverlodge Hospital located at 422-10A Street is the only hospital in the County of Grande Prairie - more info



HISTORY
OF BEAVERLOGE, ALBERTA

Settlers arrived in the early 1900's down the Athabasca Trail and the Edson Trail and Hinton Trail. The "Bull Outfit", which came by teams of oxen, were made up of Sherks, Smith, Crabb, Lossing, Walton, Flint, Cranston, Miller, Traux and Gaudin. (Members of a religious group). The Pioneer Stopping Place was one of the first places where travellers could get a meal and a nights sleep. Its Post Office opened in 1910 named "Redwillow" take from the nearby river. Later the name was changed to Beaverlodge, which came from the lodges all along the river built by the Beaver Indians.

The original Beaverlodge settlement was located on the east hill overlooking the valley. The first store opened in 1909 and In 1910 the first school was build at the old townsite with Mrs. C.A. Drake as the first teacher. Two more schools were also built shortly after. When the railway came in 1925, the settlement moved from the hill nearly 2 km to be along the present location by the tracks.

The Canadian Forces Radar Station which started in 1954 was located on the top of Saskatoon Mountain just east of Beaverlodge. It provided a boost to the community til 1988 when the station was finally closed. Beaverlodge has a diverse economy.

South Peace Centennial Museum opened in 1967, located just west of Beaverlodge 2.5 km north on Highway 43. Celebrates the Annual South Peace Centennial Pioneer Days and Peace Country Opry, 3rd Sunday of July.

The South Peace Centennial Museum is now home to a grain elevator built in 1929 that was located at Albrite, along Highway 43 near the town of Beaverlodge. It was originally owned by Federal Pacific Grain, then UGG who sold it to the Fosters in 1964. It was first hoped that an elevator located in Beaverlodge could be moved to the Museum, but it was discovered, that elevator couldn't be moved because of the poor condition it was in. In the spring of 1996 two old United Grain elevators in Beaverlodge were demolished. Those elevators were built in 1928 and over time became inefficient.

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Beaverlodge Curling - more info

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Beaverlodge Events:






Jones Jamboree held annually in early July. The Annual Agriculture Fair is held in mid August. Other activities include Pee Wee Hockey Hockey Tournaments, Skating Carnivals as well as the Beaverlodge Farmers' Market takes place at the Community Centre.

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Town of Beaverlodge. (780) 354-2201. Beaverlodge & District Chamber of Commerce (780) 354-8785. Town of Beaverlodge Website




Beaverlodge Residential Area

The Pacific Regeneration Technologies Tree Nursery is Beaverlodge's largest employer. The 7 acre tree nursery produces 11 million seedlings per year of mainly spruce and pine. Began operation in 1995. Beaverlodge has its own Airstrip 2km south of the Town. It is paved but only accessible to small aircraft. It is home to the Grande Prairie Soaring Society.

Beaverlodge Ag Society. Agri-Plex is facility used for bingo, livestock sales, Agricultural Fair held in August each year. (780) 354-8785.

Beaverlodge has its own outdoor swimming pool and home of the Baracuda Swim Club. 1024-4 Avenue. (780) 354-2800.


Beaverlodge Advertiser. Local community paper that began as a weekly in 1956. Trevor Harris owned and operated the newspaper for 52 years until he sold it in 2008. He died in 2012 at the age of 78 years.




Beaverlodge Airport - more info


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Library (Archived) - more info

Beaverlodge Firehall - more info

Beavaerlodge Arena - more info

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