In 2023, the Town of Innisfail will celebrate 120 years since it was incorporated on November 20, 1903. To honour and acknowledge our rich history, we’ll be sharing some significant aspects of the town’s history throughout the months leading up to November.
This month, we acknowledge the many First Nations and Metis who for generations have inhabited and cared for the land on which the town was founded.
The area around Innisfail is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika people, as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakada First Nation. Later, the land became part of Treaty 7 territory.
The area was also historical Northwest Metis homeland and is today part of the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
Pictured below is sunset at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.