town in Alberta, Canada

Innisfail is a town of about 7,800 people (2016) in the Central Corridor region of Alberta, Canada.

Map of Innisfail (Alberta)

UnderstandEdit

 
Downtown Innisfail

Innisfail is approximately 35 km (22 mi) south of Red Deer, 120 km (75 mi) north of Calgary, and 185 km (115 mi) south of Edmonton. It is set in the rolling parkland of central Alberta, between the Rocky Mountains foothills to the west and the flatter Alberta prairie to the east.

The town's name comes from an Irish-language epithet for Ireland, Inis Fáil, "Isle of Destiny". Before this name was adopted, the town was often referred to as "Poplar Grove".

Get inEdit

  • The Queen Elizabeth II highway (Highway 2), allow about 1 hr 30 min to drive from either Edmonton or Calgary main airports.
  • Air Canada flies to Red Deer Regional Airport with onward connections in Calgary.

Get aroundEdit

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  • 1 DINOS Centre Inc. (Discovery Institute of Nature, Origins, and Science Centre), 6500 Cottonwood Road, +1 587-82-DINOS (34667), . A recreation and learning centre located just outside of Innisfail. DINOS is a safe and fun environment for families and friends to learn and play together. Attractions include laser tag, mini golf, a museum, and a driving range.
  • 2 Discovery Wildlife Park, 5400 42 Ave (Hwy 2A), +1 403-227-3211, . Discovery Wildlife Park provides 'forever' homes for orphaned wildlife and any zoo animals in need of a home; daily presentations with the animals.

BuyEdit

  • 1 Eagle Creek Farms, 34530 Range Road 14, Red Deer County (From Bowden - 5 km west on Hwy 587, 2.4 km north Rge Rd 14), +1 403-224-3995, toll-free: +1-877-224-3939. A collection of traditional grain crops along side vegetables, fruit, flowers, animals & activities for families who want to get out of the city and re-connect with where food comes from. Includes U-pick Saskatoon berry farm
  • 2 Edgar Farms, 1465 Township Road 352, Red Deer County (From Innisfail - 10 km west on Cottonwood Rd (Twp Rd 352)), +1 403-227-2443. Grows market garden asparagus, peas and beans as well as traditional crops and beef cattle on a sixth generation family farm. Visit the farm store in May & June for asparagus from the largest asparagus farm in Alberta.
  • 3 The Jungle Farm, 28120 Township Road 362, Red Deer County (From Innisfail - 6.8 km north on Hwy 2A, 0.9 km east on Twp Rd 362), +1 403-227-4231. Fresh juicy strawberries ready for pickin'. Visit the greenhouses in May, the strawberry fields in July & August, and the "pumpkin patch" in early fall. Enjoy the hayrides and corn maze.
  • 4 Nixon Honey Farm, 35566 Range Road 263 Red Deer County (From Innisfail - 19 km east on Hwy 590, 2.9 km north on Rge Rd 263), +1 403-227-2719, . Naturally pure honey, straight from the hive to your home.
  • 5 Pearson's Berry Farm, #20 34463 Range Road 40, Red Deer County (From Bowden - 28 km west on Hwy 587, 1.3 km north Rge Rd 40), +1 403-224-3011. Features jams, fresh pies, gift baskets, local crafts, syrups, jellies, chocolates, ciders, and other preserves.

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CampingEdit

  • 6 Anthony Henday Campground, 5639 53 Ave (west end of Innisfail on Lakewood Drive (formerly Hwy 54) & 56 Street), +1 403-318-3508.
  • 7 Red Lodge Provincial Park (19 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587), +1 403-224-2547. Located along the banks of the Little Red Deer River, Red Lodge Provincial Park is a treed park perfect for an escape to nature without venturing far from city amenities. Family-friendly campground, proximity to town amenities, and access to the river for fishing or water activities when the water level is safe.    
  • 8 River Ridge RV Park & Campground (16 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587), +1 403-224-2727. Located along the banks of the Little Red Deer River, 67 sites with beach, convenience store, clean coin showers, playground, horseshoe pits, group camping area, and security gate.

ConnectEdit

  • 1 Tourist Information, 5202 50 St, +1 403-227-1177. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM.

NearbyEdit

  • 2 Bowden (10 minutes south of Innisfail on Hwy 2). Once a bustling boomtown, headed for city status until its main commercial centre was completely gutted by fires in the early 1900s. Today the town sits just off of Hwy 2 and preserves it's past with a museum that, among other things, features displays on key women in pioneer history and musical instruments of the early 1900s.    
  • 3 Gleniffer Lake (30 minutes south of Innisfail on Hwy 54). An artificial lake created by the construction of the Dickson Dam, Gleniffer Lake is a popular recreational area with a beach, various fishing areas, boating, camping and resorts.    

Go nextEdit

Routes through Innisfail
EdmontonRed Deer  N   S  OldsCalgary
WetaskiwinRed Deer  N   S  OldsAirdrie


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