Lifestyle

When it comes to healthy and active living, Innisfail has it all. Here's just a small glimpse.


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A state-of-the-art library, a multi-surface ice rink, and a year-round indoor aquatic centre are among the amenities enjoyed regularly by town residents and visitors alike.

There are also walking trails, ball diamonds, sports fields, outdoor skating rinks, tennis courts, a ski hill, a spray park and a curling rink, and Town Council recently took the first steps toward constructing a new skatepark.

Whether it’s by taking advantage of one of these facilities, or by making the most of the town’s diverse and scenic terrain, Innisfailians (as residents of the town are colloquially known) are always busy doing something.

Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking and hiking are all popular cost-free activities, and there are plenty of organized sports and leagues well worth participating in. As well, the Innisfail Golf Club is an internationally-lauded course that offers a first-rate experience for even the most skilled of golfers.

For sports enthusiasts who are more into spectating, the Senior AAA Innisfail Eagles hockey team provides top-notch viewing entertainment. It’s some of the highest caliber of hockey around.

Nearby

Providing breathtaking vistas visible throughout Innisfail, the Rocky Mountains are just over an hour’s drive away. World-class skiing, climbing and other year-round outdoor pursuits are always on hand. Innisfail also has the benefit of being situated between two major Canadian cities in Calgary and Edmonton, while Red Deer -- Alberta’s third largest city -- is located just 15 minutes up the highway. Canada frequently ranks among the most liveable countries in the world -- a sentiment reflected strongly in Albertan culture. Living and working conditions are of the highest quality.

Health Care

The Innisfail Health Centre is a fully modern hospital and extended care facility. Built in 1984 and expanded in 1993, it’s got 20 acute care beds and 80 extended care beds, as well as a 24-hour emergency department, day surgery, and X-ray and lab services. It’s also one of the province’s primary hubs for cataract eye surgery. Innisfail is also home to two medical clinics, three dental clinics, and various professional services in optometry, chiropractic care, reflexology, physiotherapy and massage therapy.

Climate

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average High Temp. °C (°F) -1.5
(29.3)
-3.0
(26.6)
7.5
(45.5)
12.6
(54.7)
17.2
(63.0)
21.9
(71.4)
Average Low Temp. °C (°F) -12.4
(9.7)
-13.5
(7.7)
-5.2
(22.6)
-2.7
(27.1)
2.0
(35.6)
8.4
(47.1)
Precipitation (mm) 21.5 10.5 9.9 14.1 24.2 47.2

 

  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High Temp. °C (°F) 24.5
(76.1)
22.5
(72.5)
18.1
(64.6)
13.5
(56.3)
-1.7
(28.9)
-1.2
(29.8)
Average Low Temp. °C (°F) 10.8
(51.4)
9.6
(49.3)
4.6
(40.3)
0.2
(32.4)
-11.7
(10.9)
-10.6
(12.9)
Precipitation (mm) 64.9 82.4 48.1 6.0 28.6 3.5


According to the Government of Alberta, “Alberta enjoys the highest number of sunny days in Canada — more than 2,300 hours of sunshine each year. Even in winter, the sky is often clear as the sun shines brightly on the sparkling snow. In June, there can be as many as 16 to 18 hours of daylight per day.”