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Valleyview is a town in northwest Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 and Census Division No. 18.It is located at the junction of Highway 43 and Highway 49, between the Little Smoky River and Sturgeon Lake. Its position, in the junction of the two highways into the Peace Region, has led to the town motto of Portal To The Peace.HistoryLate 1800s: The first visitors to the area arrived, seeking natives to exchange goods for furs. The trading was good and a Hudson’s Bay post was established on Sturgeon Lake. ‘Peace River Jim’ Cornwall established the Bredin and Cornwall Trading Post nearby.1900: The area was surveyed for a possible settlement, but little developed of it.1901: The area was surveyed again by Fred Young who was particularly impressed with a piece of land on the northwest shore of Sturgeon Lake.1916: The first pioneers settled in the area nearby as its soil was rich for farming.1929: The first post office was opened in the community.GeographyClimateValleyview experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).DemographicsThe Town of Valleyview's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 1,972, a change from its 2007 municipal census population of 1,884.
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