DISCOVER A NEW FRONTIER
The Smoky and Peace Rivers were once travelled by explorers who charted their journeys with awe and praise.
Now it's your turn.
A rural municipal district made up of a small collection of farming communities, the district, on the east side of the Smoky River, has a population numbering just above 4,000 (2016), the size of a small town. With this comes a distinct 'Northern Hospitality' towards visitors- residents are open to polite travelers. At a cultural crossroads, recent immigration has blended with French, Prairie, Orthodox and Indigenous traditions to form a diverse population who foster similar goals; foremost being prosperity.
Quads, ATVs, Snowmobiles
The valleys and forests that surround the Little Smoky and Big Smoky Rivers offer great opportunities for trailblazing, as pioneers both new and old have cut trails throughout the river valleys for hunting and riding.
In the River Valley
In the valley of the Little Smoky is the Little Smoky Ski Area, servicing many local communities since 1986, and boasting 43 acres of skiing trails. Visit their website at: http://www.littlesmokyski.ca/
Kayaking & Canoeing
The waters of the Smoky Rivers are local favourites for both powerboating, canoeing and kayaking. While boat races are infrequent, some take place yearly depending on conditions.
Hockey, Swimming & Curling
As is the precedent with Canadians, residents enjoy arena sports on ice, and therefore Falher, Donnelley & McLennan all boast ice arenas. Alongside this, all communities feature parks for residents and visitors alike. Falher also contains a regional pool and splash park for those looking to cool off.
Railroad & Pioneer History
The Girouxville Museum, with over 6,000 artifacts from pioneers, has been dedicated to preserving the tools of the frontier that may seem so foreign to the modern world, while the Northern Alberta Railway Museum has preserved much of the region's railroad heritage, housed in the old Falher Railway Station.