Fairview
Town
Town of Fairview
Aerial image of Fairview from July 2016.
Aerial image of Fairview from July 2016.
Motto(s): 
Heart of the Peace Country!
Town boundaries
Town boundaries
Fairview is located in Alberta
Fairview
Fairview
Location in Alberta
Fairview is located in M.D. of Fairview
Fairview
Fairview
Location in MD of Fairview
Coordinates: 56°04′18″N 118°23′34″W / 56.07167°N 118.39278°W / 56.07167; -118.39278Coordinates: 56°04′18″N 118°23′34″W / 56.07167°N 118.39278°W / 56.07167; -118.39278
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Planning regionUpper Peace
Municipal districtMunicipal District of Fairview No. 136
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageMarch 28, 1929
 • TownApril 25, 1949
Government
 • MayorGordon MacLeod
 • Governing bodyFairview Town Council
 • MPArnold Viersen (Cons)
 • MLATodd Loewen (I)
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Elevation670 m (2,200 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total2,817
 • Density263.9/km2 (683/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
HighwaysHighway 2
Highway 64
Websitewww.fairview.ca

Fairview is a town in Peace Country, Alberta, Canada. It is located 82 km (51 mi) southwest of Peace River and 115 km (71 mi) north of Grande Prairie at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 64A.

History

In 1928, the railroad extended west from Whitelaw through the Beaver Indian Reserve across a stubble field where the Hamlet of Fairview was established. The community of Waterhole, five miles to the south, was packed onto skids and wagons and relocated to the railroad site. The first train rolled into Fairview on November 2, 1928. The hamlet was incorporated as a village on April 22, 1929. In 1949, the village was incorporated into the Town of Fairview.[6]

Geography

The town is one of two communities in Alberta named "Fairview"; the other is the Hamlet of Fairview in southern Alberta.[7]

Climate

Fairview experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).

Climate data for Fairview
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10
(50)
13
(55)
15.6
(60.1)
29.4
(84.9)
32.2
(90.0)
33.3
(91.9)
35.6
(96.1)
34.4
(93.9)
31.1
(88.0)
26.1
(79.0)
18.3
(64.9)
8.9
(48.0)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F) −9.8
(14.4)
−6.4
(20.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
9.3
(48.7)
16.4
(61.5)
19.9
(67.8)
21.8
(71.2)
20.6
(69.1)
15.2
(59.4)
8.5
(47.3)
−2.6
(27.3)
−8.3
(17.1)
7
(45)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−10.8
(12.6)
−5.3
(22.5)
4.1
(39.4)
10.5
(50.9)
14.3
(57.7)
16.3
(61.3)
15
(59)
10
(50)
4
(39)
−6.7
(19.9)
−12.3
(9.9)
2.1
(35.8)
Average low °C (°F) −17.9
(−0.2)
−15.1
(4.8)
−9.9
(14.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.5
(40.1)
8.7
(47.7)
10.7
(51.3)
9.3
(48.7)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
−10.4
(13.3)
−16.3
(2.7)
−2.8
(27.0)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(−47.9)
−43.9
(−47.0)
−36.1
(−33.0)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−10.6
(12.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
−11.1
(12.0)
−26
(−15)
−38
(−36)
−45
(−49)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26.3
(1.04)
22.8
(0.90)
20
(0.8)
19.2
(0.76)
47
(1.9)
76.6
(3.02)
78.2
(3.08)
61
(2.4)
37.8
(1.49)
30.3
(1.19)
23.1
(0.91)
29.3
(1.15)
471.6
(18.57)
Source: Environment Canada[8]

Demographics

Federal census
population history
YearPop.±%
1931260—    
1936393+51.2%
1941432+9.9%
1946487+12.7%
1951929+90.8%
19561,260+35.6%
19611,506+19.5%
19661,884+25.1%
19712,118+12.4%
19762,248+6.1%
19812,869+27.6%
19862,998+4.5%
19913,023+0.8%
19963,316+9.7%
20013,150−5.0%
20063,300+4.8%
20113,162−4.2%
20162,998−5.2%
Source: Statistics Canada
[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Fairview had a population of 2,817 living in 1,201 of its 1,376 total private dwellings, a change of -6% from its 2016 population of 2,998. With a land area of 10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 264.0/km2 (683.8/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Fairview recorded a population of 2,998 living in 1,251 of its 1,363 total private dwellings, a -5.2% change from its 2011 population of 3,162. With a land area of 11.36 km2 (4.39 sq mi), it had a population density of 263.9/km2 (683.5/sq mi) in 2016.[17]

Arts and culture

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Fairview hosts the following events:

Attractions

Welcome sign
Welcome sign

Fairview offers indoor swimming at the Fairview Aquatic Centre,[21] golfing at the Fairview Golf Course, skating at the Fairplex, skiing at the Fairview Ski Hill, as well as curling, and bowling.

The Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre was a $3.4M collaborative project taken on by the Town of Fairview and the M.D. of Fairview No. 136. The facility has a waterslide, a zero depth wading pool, a 25m lap pool, a Tarzan swing, monkey bars, a whirlpool, and a climbing wall. The Fairview Olympians swim club is located there, and offers various programming.

Sports

The Fairview Flyers were established in 2012, and compete in the North West Junior Hockey League.[22][23]

Government

The Town of Fairview is governed by a mayor (Gord MacLeod) and six councillors.[24] Fairview is part of the federal electoral district of Peace River—Westlock, and is represented in the House of Commons by Arnold Viersen of the Conservative Party of Canada. Provincially, Fairview is part of the electoral district of Central Peace-Notley and is represented in the Legislative Assembly by Todd Loewen of the United Conservative Party.

Education

Fairview has several schools, including:

Media

The Fairview Post is local newspaper that covers the town and surrounding area. It was founded by Hec MacLean, a renowned sportswriter who formerly worked for the Calgary Herald. It is now owned by Sun Media Corporation, under Quebecor. Fairview is also served bi-weekly by an alternative newspaper, The Vault Magazine.[25]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Fairview" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 239. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Heart of the Peace History Book - Volume I, Town of Fairview History Book Committee. 2005.
  7. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (July 2009). "Communities Within Specialized and Rural Municipalities" (PDF). Retrieved January 2, 2010.
  8. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 March 2010
  9. ^ "Table 5: Population of urban centres, 1916-1946, with guide to locations". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Vol. I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. pp. 397–400.
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  11. ^ "Table 9: Population by census subdivisions, 1966 by sex, and 1961". 1966 Census of Canada. Western Provinces. Vol. Population: Divisions and Subdivisions. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1967.
  12. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Vol. Population: Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977.
  13. ^ "Table 2: Census Subdivisions in Alphabetical Order, Showing Population Rank, Canada, 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Vol. Census subdivisions in decreasing population order. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. ISBN 0-660-51563-6.
  14. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Vol. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. pp. 100–108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  15. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  16. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  17. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2014-09-24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Veselka dance group brings fairy tale to life | Fairview Post". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  20. ^ "Fairview's Summer's End Festival a great success | Fairview Post". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2014-09-24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ Logan Clow (2012-07-04). "Fairview announces name of NWJHL team". Peace River Record-Gazette. Sun Media Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  23. ^ "Fairview joins NWJHL". North West Junior Hockey League. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  24. ^ "Fairview - Mayor and Council". Retrieved 2014-12-31.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2015-05-22.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)