Innisfail, Alberta

Innisfail, AlbertaInnisfail is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 54.

History

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".

Demographics

The Town of Innisfail's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 7,922, a 0.5% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 7,883.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Innisfail had a population of 7,876 living in 3,118 of its 3,323 total dwellings, a 7.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,331. With a land area of 19.53 km2 (7.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 403.3/km2 (1,044.5/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Innisfail had a population of 7,316 living in 2,962 dwellings, a 5.4% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 13.02 km2 (5.03 sq mi) and a population density of 562.0 /km2 (1,456 /sq mi).

Arts and culture

Innisfail is home of the Daines Rodeo.

Transportation

Innisfail is served by the Innisfail Aerodrome, which is located northwest of the town.

Notable people

  • Garry Bauman, former professional hockey player
  • Dallas Gaume, former professional hockey player
  • Rebecca Jenkins, actress/singer
  • Matthew Yeats, former professional hockey player

Facilities

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dog training facility is located 2 km south of Innisfail. Napoleon Trails Gravesite is also nearby.

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