Girouxville, Alberta

Located approximately 106 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta on Highway 744 is the Village of Girouxville, or approximately 9 km west of Falher. Population of 278 (2021 statistics) with 127 occupied dwellings compared a population of 266 in 2011. Girouxville is a rich French Canadian community and is a strong farming community.

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Since there is no hospital in Girouxville, people must travel east to the McLennan Hospital. RCMP service is also available from McLennan. Some of the larger businesses of Girouxville include the Caisse Horizon Credit Union and the Co-op Bulk Station. Other businesses include the Smoky Bank Seed Cleaning Plant, Westport Grain, a service garage, plus a number of welding, and machining companies. Honey production in the area is a major industry with thousands of bee-hives located through-out the area.

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Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes
The Annual Religious Pilgrimage is held each August to the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes located in the centre of Girouxville. Has been a tradition for over a half of a century. A large number of artifacts - statuary, paintings and reliquaries are located in the church, in the grotto and at the Museum. 14 statues are situated at this site. Close-up of Statue: View Photo Additional photo: View Photo

Originally the community was known as Fowler, a name given by the railway when it first opened a train station at the settlement. The name was changed in 1915 after one of the first settlers "Giroux". The First post office opened in 1917. The Cree Indian lived in the area and had called it "umstosee owuskee" meaning "Frenchman's Land". In 1941 a Credit Union was incorporated followed by a Co-op store. In 1951 Girouxville was incorporated as a village.

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A quiet residential area of Girouxville, Alberta

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