McLENNAN - Alberta, Population, History, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Events, Schools, Hockey, Golf, Kimiwan Birdwalk.
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Welcome to the Town of McLennan Alberta the "Bird Capital Of Canada" Over 200 species of birds sighted in the area. Located in the Municipal District of Smoky River No.130.


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McLennan Hotel. One of the oldest buildings in the community built in 1948.
10 Centre St. 780-324-3768.


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Kimiwan Lake Campgrounds located at the south end of McLennan. fishing, showers, power, playground. Located next to Smoky River Golf Course.

Winagami Lake Provincial Park. 12 kms south, 11 km east of Kathleen on Highway 679. (Kathleen is south of McLennan) Open year round. 62 sites, water, boat launch, RV dump, ball diamonds, horseshoes, fishing, swimming, playground, hiking trails.

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Manoir Du Lac had its Grand Opening June 8, 2007 in McLennan. The Integrate Life Care Incs $7 million seniors designated assisted living facility was built along the shore of Kimiwan Lake (70 units)


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Ecole Providence. 151-3 Avenue. Catholic School. ECS to Grade 9. Offers second language courses in French and Cree. 780-324-3832.
Ecole Providence website.
Family CyberHigh opened in 1997, Grades 7-12. 780-324-3008.
Holy Family Catholic Regional Division.

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Northern Lakes College, Smoky River Campus located east of downtown. 107-1 st Street, East. 780- 324-3737.

Little Smoky Ski Hill located 30 km southwest of McLennan. (-780-837-8744. Little Smoky Ski website

McLennan has an outdoor tennis court located next to arena.

McLennan Curling Rink. Curling Bonspiels are held all winter. 780-324-2129.

Town of McLennan. 780-324-3065. Town of McLennan website.



Located approximately 187 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta is the Town of McLennan located on Highway 2 or 76 km southeast of Peace River, or 438 km northwest of Edmonton Alberta. McLennan has a population of 809 people (2011 stats) living in 291 dwellings.

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Elks & Royal Purple, Archdiocese Church, Legion, Cemetery, St Paul's Church, CN Train, Railway Museum.

In the early 1900's homesteaders arrived in the area. The first settlement was named in 1914 after Dr. John.K. McLennan who was involved with the Edmonton, Dunvegan, and British Columbia Railway. McLennan was originally established as the major railway centre in northwestern Alberta. The first post office also opened in 1915 with E.E. Appleton the first postmaster. The first Hospital was opened in Dec of 1929 and was called the Sacred Heart Hospital. It had 21 patient beds and later in 1952 it was expanded to include 37 beds. A new hospital was built in 1955 with a 62-bed capacity and many modern facilities. McLennan's strategic location along the railway and Highway 2 made the community important during the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942. Over the years the community grew. It became a village in 1944 and shortly after in 1948 McLennan was incorporated as a town.

Featuring the Main Street McLennan
The Dual Cam shows both sides of the street as one travels south along mainstreet and around the block. (For best results increase video to fill screen)

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Kimiwan Birdwalk (Birdwalk Interpretive Centre) located on the west side of town adjacent to Highway 2 is open May to October. Opened in 1992 and is visited by over 400 people a month to see the more than 200 species of birds. 300 meters of paths and wooden walkways. Scenic Kimiwan Lake is recognized by the Alberta Province as an important waterfowl bird nesting and staging habitat and is now classed as a Natural Area. 780-324-2004.

Kimiwan Birdwalk

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WAC Bennett Dam, Kleskun Hills, Jetboat Racing, Santa Parade, Fishing at Moonshine, Lesser Slave and Snipe Lake, NPHL VIDEOS plus many more.

Events of McLennan:
Winter Family Fun Festival, held each year on the 3rd week in January. Annual Figure Skating Carnival held on the 3rd Sunday in March. Many ball tournaments are held during the summer as well as golf tournaments. Northern Woods and Water Route Caravan held in August.
NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country

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Archdiocese Grouard-McLennan Church. 210-1st Street west. 780-324-3002.
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Sacred Heart Health Centre has a 20 bed acute and 45 long term medical facility. 780-324-3730.
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Smoky River Regional Golf Course. 9 holes. Par 36 course, rentals, pro shop and club house. 780-324-3661.

Archdiocese Grouard-McLennan Church. Church website
McLennan is a mixed farming area. Also about 4,000,000 pounds of honey is produced annually in the area.

Residential area in McLennan. Many calling McLennan home describe it as "Tranquil, Peaceful and Friendly".


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Northern Alberta Historic and Railroad Museum. A railway museum with artifacts from the early days. Includes a caboose on display the "Golden Coach" which was the last passenger train service on this rail line. Located next to the Kimiwan Birdwalk in McLennan. 780- 324-2004.

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Town Centre Building: The Town's Administration Office and the McLennan Municipal Library. 019-1 Avenue NW. 780-324-3767.

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H.W./ Fish Arena. Home of the Lakeland Eagles, North Peace Hockey League, that challenges other teams in the Peace Country. 780-324-3849. The 2017-2018 NPHL consists of 8 teams. North Peace Hockey League. EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, High Prairie Regals, Manning Comets and Valleyview Jets.
WEST DIVISION: Dawson Creek Canucks, Fort St John Flyers and Grande Prairie Athletics. (Spirit River Rangers, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan and Hythe Mustangs, are not playing this year) NPHL Hockey Schedule-Stats--Scores

Team Players, Coaches introduce themselves.
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The LAKELAND EAGLES - 2012-2013
Team coming on ice, hockey action.
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