SMOKY RIVER AREA INFORMATION
Communities represented in the Smoky River Area
The M.D. of Smoky River, or commonly referred to as the Smoky River Region, is a vibrant, productive area of nearly 1,000,000 acres located in the Peace Country in north-western Alberta. The communities of Falher, McLennan, Girouxville, and Donnelly are within the M.D. boundaries. In total, approximately 5,000 people live in the Smoky River Region. The area is characterized by strong agricultural roots rich in Francophone culture. Pioneering French settlers opened up the land in the area in the early 1900's. As one of the most productive agricultural areas in the province, the Smoky River Region is a warm and welcoming place in which to live. A combination of culture, recreation and people contribute to the exciting quality of life in the area.
Town of Falher
Known as the "Honey Capital of Canada", Falher is a buzzing community located in the Smoky River Region of Alberta's Peace District. Falher was named after a French Missionary, Father Constant Falher, O.M.I. The Colony of Saint Jean Baptiste Falher was established in 1912. After many new settlers arrived in the following years, the colony divided into what is now known as the Village of Donnelly and the Town of Falher. Falher received village status in 1929 and was incorporated as a Town in 1955.
McLennan, Alberta located in the beautiful Peace Country. McLennan is an hour drive south of Peace River, two hours northeast of Grande Prairie and approximately 4 hours northwest of Edmonton.
The Bird Capital of Canada
Donnelly is one of Alberta’s best kept secrets. It is conveniently located in the picturesque Peace River area, within the MD of Smoky River. Donnelly is home to beautiful open fields and is a great place for any family to come, to get away from the big city. Donnelly’s Population is 305 as of the 2012 Census.
Girouxville Alberta located near the Smoky River in Northern Alberta.
Girouxville is a small French Canadian Community full of history and culture.
You will find Girouxville a warm, welcoming community.