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Alix

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Alix is a village of about 700 people (2016) in central Alberta east of Red Deer.

Understand[edit]

Alix's village mascot is the Alix-Gator, who is featured prominently on many signs and businesses.

Alix was founded as Toddsville. The settlement was incorporated on June 3, 1907, and was named after Alexia Westhead, the first white woman settler of the community (Alix was her nickname).

Alix became the home to Dr. Irene Parlby, minister without portfolio in Alberta's 1921 provincial government and one of the "Famous Five" Alberta women who argued in the Supreme Court against government officials who argued that women cannot be senators because there was no intent to include them in the definition of the term "persons" under the Canadian constitution. The Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council ultimately granted their appeal and found in their favour.

Get in[edit]

From Red Deer: travel east on Highway 11, turn north on secondary 601 to Alix or travel north on QEII to Lacombe, turn east on Highway 12 to Alix.

From Edmonton: travel south on QEII to Highway 12 through Lacombe, turn east on Highway 12 to Alix.

From Calgary: travel north on QEII to Highway 12 through Lacombe, turn east on Highway 12 to Alix.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • The Alix-Gator. A statue of the village mascot.
  • Alix Wagon Wheel Museum, 4912 50 Ave, . May – August: daily 10AM-5PM; October – May: call Donna Peterson at +1 403 747-2584 to set up a visit. The history and culture of Alix and district from the time of is founding. Exhibits of pioneering life and pictorial history of Alix and surrounding area. The museum is named for the shape formed when one places the Village at the hub of the wheel then rim circles the historic region, and the spokes divide the heritage school districts. by donation.
  • Alix Lake, at the end of Main Street, has a day use area, playground, swimming area, concession and calm water for water-ski and wakeboard enthusiasts.

Do[edit]

  • Haunted Lakes Golf Course (2 km outside the village). A nine-hole golfing experience. Enjoy a beverage or light lunch at Hole 19 in the clubhouse, and ask them what happened to holes 10 through 18.
  • 6-km walking trail along the lake shore starting at Lake Street for waterfowl- and wildlife-watching
  • Winter sports include hockey, figure skating, and public skating at the indoor arena and three sheets of ice at the curling rink.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Jeanne's Pizza Pantry, 17th Avenue Southwest, +1 403-747-2165. M-Sa 3:30PM-10PM, Su 4PM-9PM.
  • Sweet Crumbs, 4905 50 Street. Bakery, sandwiches, soup.
  • Alix-Gator Inn, Highway 12, +1 403-747-3232. Every small town in Canada has a restaurant serving Chinese and Canadian food, and Alix is no exception.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Camping[edit]

  • Alix Lake Recreation Area Campground: 11 campsites with power, on the shores of Alix Lake, playground, bathroom and shower facilities and a well stocked concession. Call +1 403-318-0174, mid-May to early September.
  • Content Bridge Campground: on the Red Deer River south of Alix on Highway 21. Call +1 403-742-0777 or 403-886-0777.
  • Haunted Lakes Golf Course Campground: easy walking distance to the nine-hole golf course. Call +1 403-747-2330.
  • Ol' MacDonalds Campground: on the shore of Buffalo Lake which is north east of Alix. Call +1 403-742-6603.

Lodging[edit]

  • Alix Hotel, Main Street in Alix, +1 403-747-2772. Easy walking distance to all amenities and Alix Lake.
  • Alix Motel, Highway 12 in Alix, +1 403-747-2761. 14 rooms available, asy walking distance to downtown, and Alix Lake.
  • Connie's Country Cocoon, 8 km east of Alix on Highway 601, +1 403-747-2217. A rural vacation experience
  • Deer Valley Meadows, +1 403- 747-2100. on the banks of the Red Deer River, south of Alix.
  • Morris Meadows, 8 km north of Alix on Range Road 23-1, +1 403-788-2428.

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Routes through Alix
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