East of Red Deer, there is a village that has been blessed with a wealth of recreation, beauty, and the town’s mascot your everyday, friendly Alix-gator. The Village of Alix is a thriving village that is full of opportunities for visitors, homeowners, and businesses alike. A progressive and growing community Alix is host to over 25 local businesses that offer almost everything one might need as well as two banking institutions. Alix is caring community which offers small town security just minutes away from big town amenities.
The Village of Alix, which was originally known as Toddsville, was incorporated in 1907. The name Alix was chosen after the first white woman settler of the community, Alexia Westhead (whose nickname was Alix).
Some other facts about Alix:
- Recreation can be found in abundance in this small community; sports and fitness enthusiasts can take full advantage of the arena, curling rink, an English riding circuit and jumping ring, a 9-hole golf course, x-country skiing trails, and much more
- Flip through the pages at Alix’s local library complete with high speed internet connected computers for public use
- Enjoy skating and fishing on Lake Alix in the winter and fall months.
- Spend the day along the 6 kilometre of naturally beautiful hiking trails. The graveled walking trails run from the east end of Lake Street around Alix Lake and into the Alix Lakeview subdivision. Keep your eyes peeled for water fowl and wildlife!
See & Do in Alix…
- Head to Haunted Lakes Golf Course, located just 2 kilometres outside of Alix, which offers a challenging 9-hole, green grass golfing experience. The course stays open until mid-October depending on the weather
- Parents can take a break and their children can explore and share adventures with their friends at Moonwalkers Play Centre (pictured above). Equipped with slides, tunnels and zip lines Moonwalkers offers 3,500 square feet of indoor play centre where kids can be kids and adults can well, relax.
- Peer into the pioneering life and the history of the Village of Alix at the Wagon Wheel Museum. Established in 1974 and run with the help of volunteers, The Wagon Wheel Museum offers exhibits of Dr. Irene Parlby, one of the ‘Famous Five’, Wildlife of Central Alberta,or Pioneer Living and Tools of the Trade to name a few.
- Seniors can head down to the Main Street Drop-In Centre for a cup of coffee or to join in agame of crib or pool, or exercise their mind while working on a jigsaw puzzle
- Parents and their younger children can take part in Time for Tots, a weekly drop-in playgroup running every Wednesday 10am to noon at the Alix Hall.
If you’re looking to escape the city, but want to stick close to somewhere with all the amenities you need, the Village of Alix has something for everyone.
See ya later, Alix-gator!
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