Isaac Montgomery Barr, born March 2, 1847 in Hornby, Canada, now part of Ontario, Canada, was an Anglican clergyman.
He had the vision of an all-British Colony in the middle of the untapped Canadian west. Intended to be an exclusively BritishUtopian settlement centred on the idea of sobriety, the town of Lloydminster was founded on May 10, 1903 by the “Barr Colonists”, who came directly from the United Kingdom. The town was named for George Lloyd, who took over the colony when Barr realized he bit off more than he could chew.
When the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were formed out of the Northwest Territories on September 1, 1905, the dividing line went right down the center of Lloydminster. Therefore, it is the only Canadian city in two provinces.
St. Albert, Alberta, Ca. to LLoydminster, Alberta, Canada: 158.5 miles