Falher, Alberta

Located approximately 170 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta is the Town of Falher with a population of 1,200 people. (2015 stats) living in 497 dwellings. Located north of Highway 49. (About 100km east of Rycroft)


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Some of the top industries of Falher are agriculture and related services, retail, health & social services and also education services. There are over 20,000 colonies of bees which produce an average of seven million pounds of honey each year which is 40% of Canadian honey. The life expectancy of residents in the area is 77.5 years, and the average family inccom is $86,940 (2013)


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HISTORY OF FALHER, ALBERTA

The area was known to the missionaries long before it was surveyed by Mr. Selby in 1909 as an Indian Trail that led to British Columbia and later where the railway laid its tracks. In 1912, the Mission St-Jean Baptiste de Falher was opened 5 km from the current location. When the railway came to the area in 1915, the settlement was named after Father Constant Falher, a Roman Catholic Oblate missionary who was born in the town of Josselin Brittany, France in 1863 and came to Canada in 1887 arriving at Grouard in 1889. He was known for his ability to speak the Cree Language and referred to the area around Falher as the "Happy Hunting Ground" of the Indians. At that time there were a large number of fox in the area.
The colony then divided into what is known as the Village of Donnelly and the Town of Falher. In 1919 the Falher consolidated school district No. 69 and the parish Ste. Anne were established.

The first post office opened in 1923 with P.N. Blais, the first postmaster. Falher became a hamlet in 1923, in 1929 it became a village, and in 1955 was incorporated into a town.



One of the quiet residential streets in Falher, Alberta.

Events of Falher:
Annual Honey Festival is held in July and pays tribute to the beekeeping industry. Includes live bee-beard demonstrations, live entertainment, the Honeybee Parade, midway childrens games, street market and more. The Smoky River Agriculture Trade Show is held in March at the Falher Arena, Curling Rink, Club Alouette and Knights of Columbus Hall. Includes 200 exhibits and free pancake breakfast.

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The Falher Medical Clinic provides the medical services necessary. There is no hospital in Falher so residents have to travel to McLennan as well as for RCMP services. Falher has a modern shopping centre located in the centre of town.

CURLING: Falher Centennial Curling Club has 3 sheets of ice. 030 Central Avenue N.W. Falher. (780) 837-2551.

GOLF: Five Star Golf Course. Located 17 miles south of Falher. 9 holes Par 32. Has 15 campsites, electrical hookup. (780) 837-2100.
Five Star Golf website Smoky River Regional Golf Course. McLennan. (780) 354-3661.


SKIING: Little Smoky Ski Hill. (780) 837-8144. Off Highway 49, west on TWP 744 and north on RGE 214. Little Smoky Ski Hill website.



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