FAIRVIEW - Events, GPRC Fairview College, History, Museum, Camping, Golf, Skiing, Fairview Post Newspaper, Fairview Alberta.
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Welcome to the town of Fairview, Alberta known as the "Heart Of The Peace", located in the Peace Country Canada.
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Fairview RV Park & Storage located on the east side of Fairview. 10104-105 Avenue. Open year-round. 28 fully serviced winterized stalls, cable tv, treated water, fire pits, laundry facilities. (780) 835-5577.

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Cummings Lake Recreation Area. 2 km North of Fairview on Highway 732. 28 camping stalls with electrical hookups. 3 ball diamonds, playground, horseshoe pits, hiking trails and fishing. (perch and rainbow trout) Over 75 species of birds and various wildlife. Open May to October (780) 835-5461.
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Dunvegan Provincial Park located 26 km south. Plenty of camping and historical sights, with Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks held each year.

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Fairview FairPlex (indoor artificial ice arena) 10317 -109 Street (780) 835-2723. Outdoor Rink just south of the Arena.
Fairview Minor Hockey

Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre. (Opened November 25, 2003) 780-835-2812. Curling Rink next to it.


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Fairview Golf Course, 9 hole golf course, driving range, putting greens, pro shop, lounge, restaurant and campground. (780) 835-2844.
Fairview Golf website

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The Fairview Post established in 1940. A community weekly newspaper part of the Postmedia chain. (780) 835-4925.

Fairview Post website

Municipal District of Fairview No. 136. (780) 835-4903.
md of Fairview website

Town of Fairview: (780) 835-5461. For more information on Fairview visit the
Town of Fairview website

Fairview Chamber of Commerce website 102009-109 Street. (780) 835-5999.
Fairview Chamber website

Fairview Public Library.
Library website.

Mileage from Fairview:

Edmonton 560 km
Grimshaw 58 km
Peace River 84 km
Dawson Creek 151 km
Fort St John 194 km


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Located 124 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Fairview, with a population of 3,631 people (2015 stats) living in 1,233 dwellings. Bluesky is 9 km east, Rycroft is 57 km south.

Main street Fairview. In August 2004, there was a big change to main street, as it was extended to the highway for a new entrance to the town. Fairview was incorporated as a town on April 25, 1949. Fairview serves a trading area of about 9,500 known to many as the Mighty Peace Country.
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Waterhole sign, Old Legion, Museum, Medical Clinic, Curling Club, Health Complex, Gas Plant few km west of town.

The 1st settlers settled in the area located 6 km south in a hamlet called "Waterhole". In 1928, the railway bypassed Waterhole to the north resulting in the inhabitants moving to the new site, naming it Fairview after an early homestead.

Pictures posted of the hamlet of Waterhole are the only evidence that this area existed and are displayed at the original location of Waterhole along the highway. Today, the Waterhole Cemetery is all that remains with the name "Waterhole".

Waterhole Post Office - Photo
Waterhole Hall - Photo

After Dunvegan was established as a fur trading post in 1805, a trail was developed between the new post and the forks of the Peace and Smoky River. From Dunvegan, travellers passed close to this area before swinging west on their way to the Peace River Crossing. Water and hay from the area made it a popular stopping place, which came to be know as Waterhole. In the early 1920's approximately 200 people lived in Waterhole. Waterhole was then bypassed by the railway and businesses and residences decided to move 6 km north to the present location of Fairview. The Fairview post office was first started in 1928 with H. Sigler, the first postmaster.

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

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August 2010- Many people gathered Saturday (August 28, 2010) at Dunvegan for the 50th Anniversary of the Bridge Opening. It was a fun filled day which included many speeches from dignitaries and guests including Cannon RSH Greene who also spoke at the bridge opening in 1960. History of the Bridge. Play VIDEO> 18:30min.
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The top industry of Fairview is Agriculture and related services at about 25%, Retail trade is the 2nd top industry with close to 10%, followed by Educational Services, Construction, and Health & Social Services with each having less than 10%

Most of the population is under 14. The 45-64 make up the second highest population sector, followed by 15-24 and 35-44. The lowest population sector is 65 and over. From 2006 to 2011 the population has decreased by 4.1%. The average life expectancy is 79.3 years, and the average family income is $100,230. (2013)

Events of Fairview:
The Annual Waterhole Pro Rodeo and Parade. Mardi Gras, Trade & Leisure Show, Agriculture Society Fair, RCMP Regimental Ball, The Peace Classic Wheels Car Show, Corn Huskers Jamboree, and Malanka Ukrainian New Years Eve.
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GPRC Fairview College Campus (formerly NAIT Fairview Campus) offers trades, agriculture and business programs. It began as the Fairview School of Agriculture and Home Economics in 1951. Recreation complex includes a 300 seat theatre, racquetball, aquatic centre, squash courts, sauna, weight room. In July 2004, NAIT assumed leadership of the Fairview College and in July 2009 became part of Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) . (780) 835-6600. GPRC Fairview College Campus
The 60th Anniversary of the Fairview College Campus celebration took place on November of 2011.

Fairview Schools:
E.E.Oliver Elementary School- Kindergarten to grade 6, 780-835-2225.
Fairview High School - Junior/Senior High School Grade 7-12, 835-5421. St. Thomas More school - (Catholic School) Kindergarten to 12, 780-835-2245
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Fairview High School.

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St. Thomas More

Churches include: Fairview Alliance Church, 9720-105 Avenue (780) 835-2346, Fairview Baptist Mission, 10501 - 100 Street (780) 835-5656, Fairview Gospel Chapel, 11101-5th Avenue (780) 835-4198. Catholic Church St Thomas More, 11130-102 Avenue, (780) 835-2250. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (780) 835-3501. Faith Fellowship Christian Reformed church, (780) 835-5225. United Church St Pauls, 11020-103 Avenue, (780) 835-2008. Westside Community Church, 11804-104 Avenue, (780) 835-5355.

Home of the Fairview Kings (Senior Hockey Team) NPHL, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. Note: Fairview Kings have dropped out of the 2011-2012 and the seasons after that.

The 2015-2016 NPHL consists of 7 teams. North Peace Hockey League.
EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, Manning Comets and High Prairie Regals.
WEST DIVISION: Spirit River Rangers, Fort St John Flyers, and Dawson Creek Canucks. (Grande Prairie, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan, Hythe Mustangs, and Valleyview Jets are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores

A newer residential area on the north side of Fairview on the way to the golf course.


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The Fairview Information booth and picnic area is open during the summer months. (May to September) Located on the south entrance. Fairview has been an agriculture centre for years, with the addition of education, natural gas, oil, and forestry industries.

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RCMP Centennial Celebration Museum. Consists of the RCMP residence and barracks, built in 1928. Open May to September. 10813-103 Ave. (780) 835-2392.

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The Fine Arts Centre, located across the street from the RCMP Museum, displays the work of local artists plus many other displays. 10801-103 Avenue. (780) 835-2697.

Fairview Pioneer Museum, is located 1 km north of Fairview on Highway 732. Near Cummings Lake Campsite. 780-835-4815.

There are a good number of shops downtown including
the Mall on Main.

Clubs and Organizations:
Fairview Rotary Club: 780-251-0119\. Rotary website
Fairview and District Lions Club: 780-835-4690
Fairview Knights of Columbus: 780-835-5520
Dunvegan Fish & Game Association: 780-876-6556 website.
Dunvegan Nordic Ski Club: 780-835-4652.

Downhill Skiing:
The Fairview Ski Hill is 13 km south of Fairview and 6 km west off the highway. 15 different runs, 4 ski lifts, lessons, rentals, chalet, concession. (780) 835-4725
www.skifairview. com

Fairview UPDATES:
The new Fairview Medical Clinic opened June 9th, 2003. All of Fairview's doctors will operate out of the new clinic. Serves Fairview, Hines Creek and surrounding areas. Fairview Health Complex. 10628-110 Street. (780) 835-6100. Alberta Health Services.

The official Grand Opening of the new Fairview Royal Canadian Legion and Community Hall took place June 10, 2006. It replaced the old hall on main street.

The Alberta 55 plus Summer Games was held in Fairview July 21 to 24, 2011. Some of the events included Golf, Horseshoes, Pool (8 ball), Slo-pitch, Swimming, Tennis, Floor Curling, Floor Shuffleboard as well as 100 metre to 10,000 metre races, javelin, shot put, long jump.
November 2012: A new Firehall opened in Fairview.

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