The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1905 promoted the growth of a tiny hamlet on the homestead of Joseph Todd, one of the first settlers of the area, and for some time this settlement was called Toddsville. After the C.P.R. built the first line through the area, Sir William Van Horne, then President of the C.P.R., changed the name to Alix after Mrs. Alexia Westhead, the first woman settler in the district.
Today, Alix is a progressive and growing community as evidenced by the recent signing of a Land Development Agreement with Tavistock Properties Inc. of Red Deer. Tavistock Properties has purchased 44 acres on the west side of Alix Lake and development will occur in phases with Phase 1 beginning in the spring of 2007. In addition, there are over 25 local businesses that offer almost everything that one will need. There are also three banking institutions. Alix can boast some of the finest recreation facilities in central Alberta, with its 9-hole golf course, Alix Lake Recreation Area, the Arena, Curling Rink, and hiking trail, etc.
If you would love living beside a lake, swimming, boating, skating, people who care about their neighbours, small town security minutes away from big town amenities and having lots to do or doing nothing at all, you would love Alix.