More people continued to move to the Innisfail area. One event that increased the population was the construction of the railroad in 1891.
The CPR attracted more settlers and business. One of the first businessmen in the area was G. W. West. He is very important to Innisfail’s past as he ran a general store, meat market, and grocery store. He was Innisfail’s first proprietor when he moved here in 1891.