Municipal Alliances & Other Partners
The History Check Mobile app that is a collaborative initiative to bring together Alberta’s travel experiences, businesses and history together on one mobile app. The following is a growing list of municipal alliances and other partners that have contributed financially, with resources, and through other means to help build and promote this project.
Archives Society of Alberta
“The Archives Society of Alberta is a professional association for archives and archivists. We offer a variety of services and programs to support the archival profession in Alberta including grants, professional development opportunities and advisory services.”
Website: Archives Society of Alberta
Facebook Link: Archives Society of Alberta
Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association
Facebook: Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association
Facebook: Veteran’s Memorial Park Grande Prairie
Facebook: Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park
Edmonton & District Historical Society
Facebook: Edmonton & District Historical Society
Village of Empress – Municipal Alliance
The Village of Empress is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.
Website: Village of Empress
Facebook: Village of Empress
MD of Fairview #136 – Municipal Alliance
The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 was incorporated in 1914. When entering the MD for the first time you will descend into the beautiful Peace River Valley and then cross over the unique and breathtaking Dunvegan Bridge, the longest gravity-anchored suspension bridge in Alberta.
Website: MD of Fairview #136
Facebook: MD of Fairview
Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre
Located in Edson almost exactly between Edmonton and Jasper, there is plenty of parking, including a bus/RV lane and visitor breaks can be tailored to any time line – from a casual 10 minute coffee break (complete with locally created light snacks) to a catered meal, entertainment and guided tour of the new museum and exhibit space. The Travel Centre boasts a wonderful coffee bar, state-of-the-art barbecue, fully equipped kitchen and free wireless Internet access.
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 – Municipal Alliance
Located in Northwestern Alberta and surrounded by a boreal forest perimeter, the County is part of the Great Plains Region. The natural resource-rich area serves as a home to many industries including Agriculture, Energy, Forestry, Manufacturing and Tourism, and allows for rapidly expanding opportunities for continuing growth. Our rich history combined with our forests, open fields, and picturesque valleys clothed in seasonal splendour, makes the County an all-season recreational paradise.
Website: County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Facebook: County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association (GPRTA)
GPRTA is an ambassador for the Grande Prairie Region in NW Alberta. The destination marketing organisation (DMO) dedicated to increasing local business revenue by promoting the Grande Prairie area through every possible marketing avenue and is continually seeking new opportunities to showcase the region.
Website: Grande Prairie Regional Tourism
Facebook: Grande Prairie Regional Tourism
Kalyna Country Ecomuseum
Kalyna Country is a “heritage” and eco-tourism district that encompasses 20,000 square kilometres in rural East Central Alberta. Visitors are instead encouraged to travel around the area to learn about the past, the living cultures of the communities, the landscape and the natural recreation areas.
All sites on the Kalyna Country attractions map are listed on the History Check app and can be found by searching KC Map. The History Check download link is included on the printed version of the map.
Website: Kalyna Country
MD of Lesser Slave River – Municipal Alliance
Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you’ll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you’ll never want to leave.
Facebook: MD of Lesser Slave River
Mackenzie County – Municipal Alliance
Mackenzie County is an alliance that chose to be a part of this project prior to release of our beta. Rich in history, their area include Fort Vermilion, one of the two oldest European settlements in Alberta. Their historical site signage includes the History Check logo, and will include QR Codes for immediate download when available.
Facebook: Mackenzie County
Facebook: Mackenzie Frontier Tourism Association
Mackenzie Frontier Tourism Association
Providing memorable, authentic, and unique experiences of modern and historic prairie frontier life through encounters with the natural environment, wildlife, and cultures of the region, as told by those that have seen it firsthand.
Facebook” Mackenzie Frontier Tourism Association
Town of Millet – Municipal Alliance
Millet has everything to offer those who like the comfort of a small town rural atmosphere, with easy access to full city services. Millet doubled its population in a short 10 years between 1983 and 1993. Current population is 1,945 and we are located between Leduc and Wetaskiwin on Highway 2A – just outside Edmonton, Alberta.
Website: Town of Millet
Facebook: Visit Millet
Website: Millet & District Museum
Facebook: Millet Museum, Archives & Info Centre
MD of Opportunity – Municipal Alliance
More than 5400 people inhabit the area, including some 2,000 residents of the Bigstone Cree Nation Reserves. Brimming with cultural and historical treasures, the place and its peoples are a mesmerizing mix of past achievements, present activity, and future possibilities.
Website: MD of Opportunity
Faceook: MD of Opportunity
Rider Friendly Business Association / Belt Drive Betty Media
The Smarter Way to Ride! RiderFriendly.com combines a mobile directory of Rider Friendly Businesses and Travel Resources with a Community of Riders and Travellers looking for great deals on food, travel, attractions and more…
Website: Rider Friendly Business Association
Website: Belt Drive Betty Media
Facebook: Rider Friendly Business Association
Website: Scavenger Hunt Maps
Saddle Hills County – Municipal Alliance
Saddle Hills County is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our Campgrounds are open to the public year-round. No matter your lifestyle or schedule, we’re more than happy to host you!
Website: Saddle Hills County
Facebook: Saddle Hills County
Town of Sexsmith – Municipal Alliance
The Town of Sexsmith is a beautiful bedroom community with a population of over 2400 people in a safe, small town setting. The friendly, family-oriented town has retained its small-town charm, featuring an authentic 1920’s-30’s themed main street with a gazebo, vintage lighting and clock. Only 10 minutes from Grande Prairie on Highway 2, we are close to every city amenity that you could want or need.
Website: Town of Sexsmith
Facebook:Town of Sexsmith
The Apple Store: Town of Sexsmith App
Google Play: Town of Sexsmith App
Town of Smoky Lake
The town is recognized as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta and the home of the annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair. This combined with the Smoky Lake Stampede and other events throughout the year makes the town a must visit. Residents and visitors enjoy a state of the art Golf Club, a Spray Park for the kids a Curling Rink and even the Complex Ice Arena. With many Restaurants, Hotels, Alberta Registries, Hardware Store, and even a fully equipped Hospital . The town offers most of the services of the city without the line ups and traffic.
Smoky Lake County
With a population of over 4000 including the two Metis settlements of Buffalo Lake and Kikino. Smoky Lake County offers a wide variety of business opportunities and outdoor adventures. Just a little over an hour outside Alberta’s Capital Edmonton, Smoky Lake Region is a country paradise waiting to be discovered and explored. Rich in history, culture and nature-based recreational activities, the region has much to offer visitors – all year long.
Town of Trochu – Municipal Alliance
Trochu puts a lot of emphasis on our local culture and bringing tourists to our area. From the Trochu & District Museum that takes you on a journey from the first French settlers in the area to the beautiful Arboretum & Gardens where you can enjoy a warm cappuccino while wandering among a wide variety of flowers and other plant life. Stay for a round of golf and you will not miss the world’s largest golf tee located at the Trochu golf course. Walk our Centennial Trails, take a swim in the pool or a skate at the arena.
Website: Town of Trochu
Facebook: Town of Trochu
Facebook Group: Trochu & District Museum Group
Village of Vilna
The Village of Vilna is a wonderful small village proud of its boom town history with it’s rejuvenated main street to reflect the past. Here you will enjoy charming, quaint and affordable living close to the city but even closer to home…
Village of Waskatenau
Waskatenau(pronounced WAS-ET-NA) is a Cree word meaning “opening in the bank”. To this day, it is a very open and friendly village of 260 residents, proud of its history and spirit. Anyone here for a weekend or longer should find something of interest, whether it be a bonspiel, a hockey or baseball tournament, a church supper or bingo at the Community Center, Karaoke at a local bar, a card party at the seniors’ Drop-in-Center or dinner in a local restaurant. Here you will find country life at its best and the baseball capital of Alberta!
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