Innisfail, Alberta, Canada is a base for historical adventures, agriculture and a recreation destination in the Central Alberta region of Canada. The community is situated south of the Red Deer River and east of Gleniffer Lake.
Innisfail and the surrounding villages are one big community of cottage industries and agricultural farms. Throughout the region there are shops and boutiques producing jams, leather goods, syrups, ciders, jellies, ice cream and more.
The first Europeans to discover Innisfail were from the Hudson Bay Company. The fur trading expedition was led by Anthony Henday and guided by the Cree Indians. During the expedition the peaks of the Rocky Mountains captured their attention while camping on Napoleon Lake.
Years later, Icelandic and Danish settlers took up residence in the region. Today the presence of the settlers is still apparent in many of the local attractions. Most are located on the Icelandic and Danish sightseeing routes visiting with the villages like Dickson, Markerville, Bowden and Innisfail.
The community of Innisfail and surrounding villages enjoy many different types of attractions. There are historical sites, historical villages, museums, u-pick farms, golf courses, wildlife centres, artisans, ranches and gardens to name a few.
In and around Innisfail are lakes, rivers and parks ideal for adventures and activities. Some of the activities enjoyed in the Innisfail region include fishing, swimming, boating, camping, water skiing, jet boating, wind surfing, biking, birdwatching and hiking.
The community of Innisfail includes some of the services that are important to travelers. There are services like accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, grocery store, gas stations, bank and post office.