Elk Point
Town
Town of Elk Point
Elk Point
Elk Point
Location of Elk Point in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°53′48″N 110°53′50″W / 53.89667°N 110.89722°W / 53.89667; -110.89722Coordinates: 53°53′48″N 110°53′50″W / 53.89667°N 110.89722°W / 53.89667; -110.89722
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division12
Municipal districtCounty of St. Paul No. 19
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageMay 31, 1938
 • TownJanuary 1, 1962
Government
 • MayorTung, Parrish
 • Governing bodyElk Point Town Council
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Elevation598 m (1,962 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total1,399
 • Density284.7/km2 (737/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 41
Highway 646
WaterwayNorth Saskatchewan River
WebsiteOfficial website

Elk Point is a town located in east-central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 41.

A number of oil related businesses have located in Elk Point. Agriculture is also important in the Elk Point area.

Elk Point is located on the North Saskatchewan River which was a fur trade route. Both the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company had posts on the river near Elk Point. Alberta Culture has built an interpretive centre near the remains of Fort George and Buckingham House.

There is a large carved statue of Peter Fidler (a figure from fur trade days) near Elk Point and a mural of Elk Point history near the town centre. The Iron Horse Trail, a rail trail, is nearby. Elk Point was a fur trading post in the fur trade days.

Elk Point celebrated its centennial on June 30 and July 1, 2007.

Geography

Climate

Elk Point has a dry continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The hottest recorded temperature was 38.9 °C (102.0 °F) on July 14, 1941.[6] The coldest recorded temperature was −55.6 °C (−68.1 °F) on December 13, 1911.[6]

Climate data for Elk Point
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.8
(55.0)
13
(55)
17.2
(63.0)
31.7
(89.1)
33.9
(93.0)
36.1
(97.0)
38.9
(102.0)
35.5
(95.9)
34
(93)
28.9
(84.0)
18.3
(64.9)
9.4
(48.9)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−6.8
(19.8)
0
(32)
10.4
(50.7)
17.5
(63.5)
21.1
(70.0)
22.8
(73.0)
21.9
(71.4)
16.1
(61.0)
9.8
(49.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−9.5
(14.9)
7.5
(45.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.7
(1.9)
−13.1
(8.4)
−6.1
(21.0)
3.7
(38.7)
10.3
(50.5)
14.3
(57.7)
16.2
(61.2)
15
(59)
9.5
(49.1)
3.6
(38.5)
−7.5
(18.5)
−15.1
(4.8)
1.2
(34.2)
Average low °C (°F) −22.6
(−8.7)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−12.2
(10.0)
−2.9
(26.8)
3
(37)
7.4
(45.3)
9.6
(49.3)
8
(46)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
−12.4
(9.7)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−5.2
(22.6)
Record low °C (°F) −55.6
(−68.1)
−49.4
(−56.9)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−40
(−40)
−14.4
(6.1)
−6.7
(19.9)
−5
(23)
−6.7
(19.9)
−13.3
(8.1)
−25
(−13)
−38.3
(−36.9)
−51.2
(−60.2)
−55.6
(−68.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21.1
(0.83)
14.3
(0.56)
17.8
(0.70)
30.1
(1.19)
44.9
(1.77)
75.9
(2.99)
76.5
(3.01)
65.1
(2.56)
38.6
(1.52)
17
(0.7)
18.8
(0.74)
22.2
(0.87)
442.3
(17.41)
Source: Environment Canada[6]
Peter Fidler statue in Elk Point
Peter Fidler statue in Elk Point

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Elk Point recorded a population of 1,399 living in 591 of its 683 total private dwellings, a change of -3.7% from its 2016 population of 1,452. With a land area of 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 284.9/km2 (738.0/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Elk Point recorded a population of 1,452 living in 534 of its 642 total private dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,412. With a land area of 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 295.7/km2 (765.9/sq mi) in 2016.[7]

The Town of Elk Point's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 1,571,[8] a 3.9% increase over its 2007 municipal census population of 1,512.[9]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Elk Point" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 232. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Town of Elk Point. "Town Council". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-06-22.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 28 December 2009
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Regular Meeting Minutes" (PDF). Town of Elk Point. 2012-07-23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  9. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-14.