Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS)

The Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS) is a non-profit organization that is passionate about preserving history. What started out as six farmers attempting to save a piece of aviation history, has snowballed into a nationwide effort to get a downed Canso, a Canadian built aircraft of World War II, retrieved from the wilderness and back in the air.

FARS tackled the incredible feat of restoring the Canso and successfully brought it back to life for the community (and visitors) to appreciate and enjoy. Their mission is to include all ages in the rich history of the Canso and to showcase a glimpse in time that should never be forgotten.

For more information regarding the Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS), visit them online.

Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park

This National Historic Site of Canada is located approximately 26 kilometres south of the Town of Fairview by way of Highway 2. Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park is immediately adjacent to the Peace River and offers a stunning perspective of the longest vehicle suspension bridge in Alberta, the Dunvegan Bridge.

Visit Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park to explore the history of Indigenous people, the fur trade, and missionaries in the Peace Region by visiting Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park. On site, there is a visitor centre and four original authentically restored and furnished buildings, all of which you can take guided tours offered by employees adorned in historical attire.

Other amenities of Provincial Park include: 

  • Playground,
  • Riverside trail network,
  • Day use areas with 2 cook shelters (one with power), several fire pits (wood provided), picnic tables and horseshoe pits, and
  • Access to nearby hiking trails.

Dunvegan Provincial Park, a riverside campground offering overnight and group camping, is nearby for those visitors wishing to stay longer. You can also venture (by foot, bike or vehicle) to Maples Day Use Area or to Dunvegan Market Gardens to enjoy shopping, mini golf, ice cream or a delicious meal. 

For more information regarding Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park, visit or contact them by email or telephone at 780-835-7150. 

Fairview Pioneer Museum

This ten-acre site located within the Cummings Lake Recreational Area, is 1 kilometre North of the Town of Fairview with access from Highway 732. The Fairview Pioneer Museum site is designed to mimic a typical pioneer village and consists of several restored and furnished historical buildings, including the Macdonald and Scotswood Schools, the Malkinson Building (Fairview Agencies and Notary Public), UGG grain elevator office, as well as some working antique machinery and vehicles.

Fairview Pioneer Museum is typically available to the visiting public from May through September, Tuesday to Saturday. While admission is free, donations are accepted. 

For more information regarding the Fairview Pioneer Museum, visit this website.