BEAVERLODGE - Events, Population, History, Economy, Accommodations, Camping, Golf, Museum, Schools.
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Welcome to Beaverlodge Alberta located in the County of Grande Prairie that covers an area of over 6,000 sq km.


Beaverlodge Hotel Restaurant and Tavern. 101 Avenue. and 10 Street 780-354-2059.


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Beaverlodge Pioneer Campground is located on west side of town and operated by the town of Beaverlodge.

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Pioneer Campground is open mid May to mid Sept. Total of 29 stalls, 10 full service sites, 19 power only. Tap water, showers, firewood included. (780) 354-2201.

Red Willow Park, 19 km southwest of Beaverlodge on Highway 667. 12 sites. Day use and overnight camping. (780) 532-9722.

Hommy Park. 5 km southwest of Beaverlodge on Highway 43. 22 sites, tap water, horseshoe pits, baseball diamonds. Open mid May to mid October.

Demmitt Park. Located near the BC border on Highway 43. 20 unserviced sites. Open May 1 to mid October.


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Riverbend Golf and Country Club (780) 354-2538. Located 2 km south of Highway 43, 5 km west of Beaverlodge. The clubhouse originally was a NAR station built in 1929. It became a clubhouse in 1972. Camping available. 9 holes, club and cart rentals. Riverbend Golf website

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Beaverlodge Community Centre. Many weddings and social functions are held here. Holds 200 to 225 people. Basement meeting room for Elks & Legion Clubs. 10114-4 Avenue. (780) 354-2471.

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Beaverlodge Public Library. (780) 354-2569.
Official opening of the new Library Dec 2007. Now located on mainstreet next to Community Resource Centre. Beaverlodge Library

The Beaverlodge Fire Department has 25 volunteer firemen with 2 fire engines. Office (780) 354-8900.

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

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.

The Town & County News based out of Beverlodge and reaches the communitiies of Hythe, Valhalla Centre, Sexsmith and Clairmont with 1,800 readers. Published Thursdays. 780-354-2980.

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St Mary's Roman Catholic Church is one of the 7 churches in Beaverlodge.

The average life expectancy of someone living in Beaverlodge is 80 years (2015) and the average family income is $95,570.


                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."
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Beaverlodge Pool, Old RCMP Library, Curling Rink, Town Office, GPREMS, St Marys School, Residential picture.

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.

Featuring the Main Street of Beaverlodge
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels north along mainstreet (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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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.

South Peace Centennial Museum which opened in 1967, located just west of Beaverlodge 2.5 km north on Highway 43. Has the only known operating 30 HP Waterloo Steam Traction Engine. Displays and artifacts of interest for the whole family.

The Annual South Peace Centennial Pioneer Days and Peace Country Opry happens the 3rd Sunday of July, includes pancake breakfast, demonstrations and entertainment. Displays and artifacts. Steam driven sawmill, thresher and lumber planer. Antique tractor, car, truck collection plus many antique buildings. Overnight camping for a fee, concession and playground. (780) 354-8869.
South Peace Centennial Museum.

The Autumn Festival was held at this museum located between Beaverlodge and Hythe, AB. The Antique Tractors were in action, plus there were many activities held all Day September 9th, 2012.

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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.
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 has its own Airstrip 2km south of the Town. (photo) It is paved but only accessible to small aircraft. It is home to the Grande Prairie Soaring Society.

There was lots of action at the Beaverlodge Motocross Racetrack on September 2012, as competitors of all ages competed. Rick Leitner, Beaverlodge President, tells us about the event, plus some of the exciting action is captured in this video.

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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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Residential area of Beaverlodge, Alberta
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In January 2002, a new Canada Post Office facility was built. December 21, 2002 a downtown fire destroyed many local businesses on the west side of main street. (A Clothing Shop, Chinese Restaurant, Hair Salon, Massage Parlor, Accounting Office and Drugstore.)
In May 2012, the Beaverlodge Pool Complex (photo) opened at the corner of 10th Street and 4th Avenue. The Beaverlodge Town Office is now located in the same building.

More News: A new St Mary Catholic School is being constructed to open June 2016. It is to replace the existing school that currently holds 150 students. The new school will have room for up to 300.

Beaverlodge gets into the Christmas spirit. Driving on the highway through Beaverlodge you couldn't help but see the glow of a well decorated home a few blocks north of the Highway. (Enlarge photo)

Beaverlodge native Matt Walker, 6'4 played with a number of NPHL teams including the St Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers. He is the younger brother of Darby Walker who played in the WHL. In 2009 Matt signed a four year $6.8 million deal with Tampa Bay Lightning but was traded to Philadelphia Flyers in 2001. Shortly after that injuries hampered his career.

Beaverlodge Hotel
Restaurant featuring Western & Chinese Cuisine, Eat in or Take-Out. Tavern, Also, Games Room with VLT's, DJ, Dance Floor, Pool Tables, Arcades. Economy Rooms: (inc tax)
$240 per week-singles, $340 per week doubles Located along Highway 43.

101-10 St.

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July 2004, the Beaver becomes the symbol of Beaverlodge which can be seen at the entrance to the town along Highway 43. (next to the Beaverlodge Cultural Centre)

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Beaverlodge Cultural Centre and Visitors Information Centre. (next to the Giant Beaver Landmark) 512-5 Avenue. (780) 354-3600. Features tea room, art gallery, gift shop, a large potters and weavers studio, Agriculture Hall of Fame and Archives, and more. (was originally the Beaverlodge Hospital)

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Original Lower Beaverlodge School Historic Site built in 1912. Located by the campground on Highway 43.

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.
Pacific Regeneration Tech


Beaverlodge schools include the Beaverlodge Elementary School (photo) 1009-5 Avenue, (780) 354-2446.
School website
Beaverlodge Regional High School (photo) 1034-2 Avenue. (780) 354-2189.
St Mary's Catholic School (photo old school) kindergarten to grade 9. (780) 354-2944. As of June 2016 students have moved to the new St Mary Catholic School. Official oppening of the new St Mry School took place Feb 10, 2017.

Elmworth School, (780) 354-8375.

Beaverlodge Curling Club. (photo) Rink consists of 3 sheets of artificial ice. Licensed lounge and viewing area. 1131-4 Avenue (780) 354-2514.

Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital. (photo) The only hospital within the County of Grande Prairie. 422-10A Street. (780) 354-2136.

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

Beaverlodge Arena. Built in 1974. Artificial ice, seating for 500 spectators. Hockey and figure skating. 306-10A Street. (780) 354-2597. Also Beaverlodge has its own outdoor swimming pool and home of the Baracuda Swim Club. 1024-4 Avenue. (780) 354-2800.


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