HYTHE Alberta Population, History, Accommodations, Camping, Museum, Events, Stock Car Racing.
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Welcome to Hythe, Alberta "The Town Of Flowing Wells". Located in the County of Grande Prairie that covers an area of 6,024 square kilometres and a population of 23,069 (2015).



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Hythe Campground is located on west side of town. 24 sites, water, electricity, showers, flush toilets, sani-dump. (780) 356-3888.

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The Tourist Information Centre is the old Sunderman Tack Shop. In 1920 one of the 1st area residents, Kelly Sunderman, built a log tack shop and since has been restored as a reminder of those early days.

Spring Lake Recreation Area 25 km NE of Hythe. Beach, swimming area, 35 campsites, 20 day use picnic sites. Lake stocked with trout. Established in 1974 by Procter and Gamble. Also ski hill, 3 downhill ski runs, chalet.

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Hythe volunteer money, labor and equipment built a Pioneer Home for seniors that officially opened in 1970. The Hythe & District Pioneer Homes operates an 86 bed home as well as 32 senior's affordable housing. Other buildings for seniors include the Continuing Care Centre, an Apartment-style Seniors Complex, a Golden Age Centre, and Library.
Hythe Pioneer Homes.

Hythe Curling Rink. (780) 356-3086.

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Hythe Memorial Arena originally built in 1945 by the Hythe Athletic Association undergoes major renovations. (Sept 2005 Grand re-opening) (780) 356-3985.
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Home to the Hythe Mustangs, (Senior Hockey team) NPHL, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. The 2018-2019 NPHL consists of 7 teams. North Peace Hockey League. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals and Manning Comets.
WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers, Valleyview Jets, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan and Hythe Mustangs, are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores


Hythe Headliner, small community newspaper started in 1973 as a bi-weekly. It is now operated under 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.

Public Library. 100013 - 100 Street (780) 356-3014.

For more information on Hythe visit the Village of Hythe Website

Village of Hythe (780) 356-3888.


Located just 54 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta, along Highway 43 is the Village of Hythe, known as the Volunteer Capital of Alberta. The population is 899 (2015 stats) with 331 dwellings (2013).

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Post Office, 1917 Tolief Omlid House, Campground, Hythe Speedway, Village Office-Library, Swimming Pool, Old Hospital.
Hythe was first known as Happy Valley named after "Happy Fletcher" one of the early homesteaders. It was officially named Hythe by its early settlers after their home town in England. In 1913, the first post office was established. Kelly Sunderman was another early settler in the region and was the first to dig a well and was soon known as "The Town of Flowing Wells". It is situated on top of a large underground water supply.

The first settlers came to this area in 1910. Tolief Omlid was one of the first settlers to arrive from Norway in 1915 and built a log house that was two stories and located 4 miles west of Hythe. In 1993 the house was donated to the Hythe Heritage and Historical Society. The house is now a museum and is used to house antique and museum items.

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

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The Happy Valley School opened in 1915 and the Railway came in 1928. Some settlers moved up to a half mile east to accommodate the railway. Hythe was incorporated as a village in 1929. In 1947 the first hospital was built and around 1950 the first covered ice rink in the Peace Country was built and became home to the Hythe Mustangs Hockey Team for many years.

One of the early settlers homesteaded in the Valhalla-Hythe area. The Ronning 2 1/2 storey log homestead, built in 1914 by Halvar and his son Chester Ronning still stands today. The Ronning family played an important role to help settle the area. Halvar Ronning was the founder of the Norwegian Lutheran community in the Valhalla region while Chester served as a missionary to China, became involved with politics, the air force and participated in the international commissions on Korea, Laos, Hanoi, Saigon and Vietnam. For his accomplishments he was designated an Officer of the Orderof Canada in 1967, became a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972 and inducted in the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1983.

South Peace Centennial Museum which opened in 1967, located 12 km south of Hythe 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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VIDEO The County Of Grande Prairie Farm Family of the Year 2013-
The Everton Family of Hythe were honored at the Agri Show, Evergreen Park Grande Prairie as the 2013 Farm Family of the year. The Honorable Verlyn Olson, Albert's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development met with the Evertons.

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Farming has played a big part in the economy over the many years as well as logging and more recently oil and gas. The average life expectancy of a resident of Hythe is 80 years (2015) and the average family incom is $68,980.

Events: Each year Hythe hosts an Agricultural Fair in early August. Newcomers Potluck Dinner is held each spring. NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country

One of the residential areas that feature some of the older homes of Hythe.

The old Junior High School is now the Hythe Community Centre. To can view a more recent photo of the Centre (recent picture) Hythe Regional School, grades K-9. (780) 356-3934. Senior Students are bussed to Beaverlodge. Hythe Regional School website


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Agriculture plays a big part in the community. In 1929 five elevators stood in this small town. The Grain Elevator in Hythe, which has been a Historic Landmark, has been demolished. (February 2012)

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Hythe is known for its Stock Car Racing on its 3/8 oval paved track. Races each year take place early May to September.

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One of the many churches in Hythe.

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Hythe Legion Hall and Lounge located on the east side of Hythe. Built in 1987 provides facilities for weddings and parties. Volunteers put on a supper every Friday, open to public. Card games held regularly. (780) 356-3972.

Hythe Updates: In January 2006, the new Firehall opened. In June of 2008, a sod turning ceremony took place for the new Regional Junior High School in Hythe. It opened in February 2009. Sept 2013 the Original Hospital will be moved to an empty lot between the Village Office and the Highway. It will become a small apartment and include a teahouse.Sept 2016: Construction of the new Pioneer Place has begun in Hythe. it is a 48-unit living space for seniors. It is hoped to be completed by October of 2017.

Introducing The HYTHE MUSTANGS - 2013-2014
Team Players, Coaches introduce themselves.
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