Located just 24 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, along Highway 2, the Canadian Town of Sexsmith was established in 1916. Because Sexsmith is located so close to Grande Prairie, many residents travel to the city to work, but prefer the comfortable quiet town life to bring up their families.
Sexsmith is located in the Peace River Country region of Alberta, and as such sits in one of the most fertile growing areas in the province. It boasts of being the former "grain capital of the British Empire"; in 1949 it shipped more grain than any other port in the Empire.
A stroll down mainstreet is a must to see for visitors. In 1985, Sexsmith merchants undertook a revitalization program to bring it back to the early 1900's. The Grand Opening of the 1920's street took place in October of 1992.
Filled with original artefacts, it reveals the daily activity of a typical Peace River country blacksmith.