Distribution of Alberta's 403 hamlets by latest population available
Distribution of Alberta's 403 hamlets by latest population available

Hamlets in the province of Alberta, Canada, are unincorporated communities administered by, and within the boundaries of, specialized municipalities or rural municipalities (municipal districts, improvement districts and special areas). They consist of five or more dwellings (a majority of which are on parcels of land that are smaller than 1,850 m2), have a generally accepted boundary and name, and contain parcels of land used for non-residential purposes.[1][2]

Section 59 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) enables specialized municipalities and municipal districts to designate a hamlet, while Section 590 of the MGA enables the Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs to designate a hamlet within an improvement district.[1] The Minister may also designate a hamlet within a special area pursuant to Section 10 of the Special Areas Act.[3]

A hamlet can be incorporated as a village when its population reaches 300. However, Alberta has not had a hamlet incorporate as a village since January 1, 1980, when both Barnwell and Wabamun incorporated as villages.[4][5] Since then, it has been more common for urban municipalities to dissolve from their current municipal status to that of a hamlet under the jurisdiction of its surrounding specialized or rural municipality. As such, the number of hamlets in Alberta has steadily grown over the years.

As of 2021, Alberta has 403 hamlets recognized by Alberta Municipal Affairs.[6] Alberta's two largest hamlets – Fort McMurray (formerly a city) within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Sherwood Park within Strathcona County – have been further designated as urban service areas by Municipal Affairs. If they were to incorporate as cities, Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park would rank fifth and sixth respectively among Alberta's largest cities by population. Alberta's newest hamlet is Hythe, whose village government dissolved on July 1, 2021, to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.[7]

The latest populations of hamlets are not published by Municipal Affairs, with the exception of the two urban service areas.[8]

List of hamlets

Exshaw townsite with plant
Exshaw townsite with plant
Name[6] Specialized or rural municipality[9] Latest population Census year
Abee Thorhild County 27 2009[10]
Acadia Valley Acadia No. 34, MD of 143 2021[11]
Aetna Cardston County 109
Alcomdale Sturgeon County 65
Alder Flats Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 137
Aldersyde Foothills County 64 2003[12]
Alhambra Clearwater County 64 1991[13]
Altario Special Area No. 4 26
Antler Lake Strathcona County 412 2021[11]
Anzac Wood Buffalo, RM of 506
Ardley Red Deer County 17 1991[13]
Ardmore Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 346 2021[11]
Ardrossan Strathcona County 898
Armena Camrose County 37
Ashmont St. Paul No. 19, County of 125
Atmore Athabasca County 10
Balzac Rocky View County 1 2006[12]
Beauvallon Two Hills No. 21, County of 7 1991[13]
Beaver Crossing Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 18
Beaver Lake Lac La Biche County 467 2021[11]
Beaver Mines Pincher Creek No. 9, MD of 85
Beaverdam Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 18 2014[14]
Beazer Cardston County 11 2008[12]
Bellis[N 1] Smoky Lake County 60 2021[11]
Benalto Red Deer County 198
Benchlands Bighorn No. 8, MD of 59
Bezanson Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 133
Bindloss Special Area No. 2 14 1991[13]
Bircham Kneehill County 5 2021[11]
Blackfoot Vermilion River, County of 386
Blackie[N 2] Foothills County 360
Blue Ridge Woodlands County 211
Bluesky Fairview No. 136, MD of 113
Bluffton Ponoka County 140
Bodo Provost No. 52, MD of 30
Botha Stettler No. 6, County of 180
Bottrel Rocky View County 5 2018[15]
Bow City Newell, County of 16 2020[16]
Bragg Creek Rocky View County 432 2021[11]
Brant Vulcan County 78 2007[12]
Breynat Athabasca County 22 1991[13]
Brosseau Two Hills No. 21, County of 13 1981[17]
Brownfield Paintearth No. 18, County of 27 1991[13]
Brownvale Peace No. 135, MD of 114 2021[11]
Bruce Beaver County 65
Brule Yellowhead County 127
Buck Creek Brazeau County 107 2005[18]
Buck Lake Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 60 2021[11]
Buford Leduc County 33
Burdett[N 3] Forty Mile No. 8, County of 331
Busby Westlock County 135
Byemoor Stettler No. 6, County of 30
Cadogan[N 4] Provost No. 52, MD of 108
Cadomin Yellowhead County 54
Cadotte Lake Northern Sunrise County 23
Calahoo Sturgeon County 143
Calling Lake Opportunity No. 17, MD of 375
Campsie Barrhead No. 11, County of
Canyon Creek Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 318 2021[11]
Carbondale Sturgeon County 78
Cardiff Sturgeon County 1,033
Carseland Wheatland County 542
Carvel Parkland County 19 2009[19]
Carway Cardston County 2 2008[12]
Caslan Athabasca County 23 1991[13]
Cassils Newell, County of 22 2020[16]
Cayley[N 5] Foothills County 414 2021[11]
Cereal Special Area No. 3 111 2021[20]
Cessford Special Area No. 2 31 1991[13]
Chancellor Wheatland County 5 2021[11]
Cheadle Wheatland County 83
Cherhill Lac Ste. Anne County 60 2008[12]
Cherry Grove Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 405 2014[14]
Chin Lethbridge County 83 2021[11]
Chinook[N 6] Special Area No. 3 38 1991[13]
Chisholm Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 15 2021[11]
Clairmont[N 7] Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 5,073[N 8] 2021[21]
Clandonald Vermilion River, County of 117 2021[11]
Cleardale Clear Hills County 19 2008[12]
Cluny[N 9] Wheatland County 50 2021[11]
Cochrane Lake Rocky View County 767
Colinton Athabasca County 169
Collingwood Cove Strathcona County 377
Compeer[N 10] Special Area No. 4 21 1991[13]
Condor Clearwater County 99
Conklin Wood Buffalo, RM of 154 2021[11]
Conrich Rocky View County 15
Craigmyle[N 11] Starland County 79 2013[22]
Cynthia[N 12] Brazeau County 50 2005[18]
Dalemead Rocky View County 25 2021[11]
Dalroy Rocky View County 39
Dapp Westlock County 30
De Winton Foothills County 98 2003[12]
Dead Man's Flats Bighorn No. 8, MD of 377 2021[11]
Deadwood Northern Lights, County of 22 1991[13]
DeBolt Greenview No. 16, MD of 132 2021[11]
Del Bonita Cardston County 6 2008[12]
Delacour Rocky View County 5 2021[11]
Demmitt Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 18 1966[23]
Derwent[N 13] Two Hills No. 21, County of 96 2021[11]
Desert Blume Cypress County 835
Dewberry Vermilion River, County of 161 2021[25]
Diamond City[N 14] Lethbridge County 204 2021[11]
Dickson Red Deer County 50
Dimsdale Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 25 1981[17]
Dixonville Northern Lights, County of 96 2021[11]
Donatville Athabasca County 0 2016[26]
Dorothy Special Area No. 2 14 1991[13]
Duffield Parkland County 60 2021[11]
Duhamel Camrose County 46
Dunmore[N 15] Cypress County 1,088
Duvernay Two Hills No. 21, County of 26 1991[13]
Eaglesham[N 16] Birch Hills County 76 2021[11]
Edwand Smoky Lake County 2 1986[27]
Egremont Thorhild County 46 2021[11]
Ellscott Athabasca County 5
Elmworth Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 8 1981[17]
Enchant[N 17] Taber, MD of 259 2016[28]
Endiang Stettler No. 6, County of 15 2021[11]
Enilda Big Lakes County 145
Ensign Vulcan County 26 2007[12]
Entwistle[N 18] Parkland County 429 2021[11]
Erskine[N 19] Stettler No. 6, County of 319
Etzikom Forty Mile No. 8, County of 54 1991[13]
Evansburg[N 20] Yellowhead County 717 2021[11]
Exshaw Bighorn No. 8, MD of 449
Fabyan Wainwright No. 61, MD of 100 2007[12]
Fairview Lethbridge County 165 2021[11]
Fallis Parkland County 54 2009[19]
Falun Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 25 1991[13]
Faust Big Lakes County 282 2021[11]
Fawcett Westlock County 60
Ferintosh[N 21] Camrose County 180
Flatbush Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 30
Fleet Paintearth No. 18, County of 28 1991[13]
Fort Assiniboine[N 22] Woodlands County 158 2021[11]
Fort Chipewyan Wood Buffalo, RM of 798
Fort Kent Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 254
Fort McKay Wood Buffalo, RM of 59[N 23] 2018[29]
Fort McMurray[N 24] Wood Buffalo, RM of 68,002[N 25] 2021[30]
Fort Vermilion Mackenzie County 753 2021[11]
Gadsby Stettler No. 6, County of 36
Gainford Parkland County 118
Galahad[N 26] Flagstaff County 125
Gasoline Alley Red Deer County[32]  
Gem Newell, County of 29 2020[16]
Gleichen[N 27] Wheatland County 314 2021[11]
Glenevis Lac Ste. Anne County 49 2008[12]
Goodfare Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 11 1986[27]
Goose Lake[N 28] Woodlands County 11 unpublished[33]
Grande Cache[N 29] Greenview No. 16, MD of 3,276 2021[11]
Granum Willow Creek No. 26, MD of 557
Grassland Athabasca County 46
Grassy Lake[N 30] Taber, MD of 856
Green Court Lac Ste. Anne County 51 2008[12]
Greenshields Wainwright No. 61, MD of 80 2007[12]
Gregoire Lake Estates Wood Buffalo, RM of 138 2021[11]
Grouard[N 31] Big Lakes County 166
Grovedale Greenview No. 16, MD of 138 unpublished[33]
Gunn Lac Ste. Anne County 26 2021[11]
Guy Smoky River No. 130, MD of 57 1991[13]
Gwynne Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 93 2021[11]
Hairy Hill[N 32] Two Hills No. 21, County of 30[N 33] 2001[35]
Half Moon Lake[N 34] Strathcona County 87 2021[11]
Harvie Heights Bighorn No. 8, MD of 163
Hastings Lake Strathcona County 94
Haynes Lacombe County 15
Hays Taber, MD of 196
Hayter Provost No. 52, MD of 84
Heinsburg St. Paul No. 19, County of 60 1991[13]
Heritage Pointe Foothills County 1,974[N 35] 2021[30]
Herronton Vulcan County 10 2007[12]
Hesketh Kneehill County 10 2021[11]
Hilda Cypress County 40
Hilliard Lamont County 35 1991[13]
Hoadley Ponoka County 9
Huallen Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 28
Huxley Kneehill County 75 2021[11]
Hylo Lac La Biche County 33 2016[36]
Hythe Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 854 2021[37]
Iddesleigh Special Area No. 2 14 1991[13]
Indus Rocky View County 36 2021[11]
Iron River Bonnyville No. 87, MD of  
Iron Springs Lethbridge County 84 2021[11]
Irvine[N 36] Cypress County 321 2021[38]
Islay[N 37] Vermilion River, County of 177 2021[11]
Janet Rocky View County 1 2006[12]
Janvier South[N 38] Wood Buffalo, RM of 61 2021[11]
Jarvie Westlock County 103
Jean Cote Smoky River No. 130, MD of 65 1991[13]
Jenner[N 39] Special Area No. 2 15 unpublished[33]
Joffre Lacombe County 128 2021[11]
Johnson's Addition Taber, MD of 126
Josephburg Strathcona County 127
Joussard Big Lakes County 334
Kathyrn Rocky View County 21
Kavanagh Leduc County 39
Keephills Parkland County 57
Kelsey Camrose County 15
Keoma Rocky View County 95
Kimball Cardston County 26 2008[12]
Kingman Camrose County 78 2021[11]
Kinsella Beaver County 40 2009[39]
Kinuso[N 40] Big Lakes County 150 2021[11]
Kirkcaldy Vulcan County 12 2007[12]
Kirriemuir Special Area No. 4 28 1991[13]
La Corey Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 59 2014[14]
La Crete Mackenzie County 3,856 2021[11]
La Glace Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 179
Lac des Arcs Bighorn No. 8, MD of 146
Lac La Biche[N 41] Lac La Biche County 3,120
Lafond St. Paul No. 19, County of 35 1991[13]
Lake Louise I.D. No. 9 (Banff) 691 2011[41]
Lake Newell Resort Newell, County of 457 2021[11]
Lamoureux Sturgeon County 60 2008[12]
Landry Heights Greenview No. 16, MD of 114 1991[13]
Langdon[N 42] Rocky View County 5,497 2021[11]
Lavoy[N 43] Minburn No. 27, County of 108 2001[42]
Leavitt Cardston County 59 2008[12]
Leedale Ponoka County 11 1991[13]
Leslieville Clearwater County 134 2021[11]
Lindbergh St. Paul No. 19, County of 50 1991[13]
Linn Valley Red Deer County 218 2021[11]
Little Buffalo Northern Sunrise County 441 2021[37]
Little Smoky Greenview No. 16, MD of 28 1991[13]
Lodgepole[N 44] Brazeau County 117 2021[11]
Long Lake Thorhild County 81
Looma Leduc County 33
Lottie Lake St. Paul No. 19, County of 94[N 45] 1991[13]
Lousana Red Deer County 42 2021[11]
Lowland Heights Pincher Creek No. 9, MD of 43
Lundbreck Pincher Creek No. 9, MD of 289
Lyalta Wheatland County 480
Madden Rocky View County 10
Mallaig St. Paul No. 19, County of 210
Manola Barrhead No. 11, County of 29 1991[13]
Manyberries Forty Mile No. 8, County of 96
Marie Reine Northern Sunrise County 67 2010[43]
Markerville Red Deer County 38 2021[11]
Marlboro Yellowhead County 97
Marten Beach Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 38 1991[13]
Maskwacis (formerly Hobbema)[44] Ponoka County 64 2021[11]
McLaughlin Vermilion River, County of 41 2015[45]
Meanook Athabasca County 35 2021[11]
Mearns Sturgeon County 10 2008[12]
Meeting Creek Camrose County 0 2021[11]
Metiskow Provost No. 52, MD of 65[N 46] 1991[13]
Michichi Starland County 34 2013[22]
Millarville Foothills County 58 2003[12]
Minburn[N 47] Minburn No. 27, County of 78 2021[11]
Mirror[N 48] Lacombe County 481
Monarch[N 49] Lethbridge County 217
Monitor[N 50] Special Area No. 4 60 1991[13]
Moon River Estates Willow Creek No. 26, MD of 145 2021[11]
Morecambe Two Hills No. 21, County of 23 1981[17]
Morningside Lacombe County 85 2021[11]
Mossleigh Vulcan County 53 2007[12]
Mountain View[N 51] Cardston County 87 2021[11]
Mulhurst Bay[N 52] Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 447
Musidora Two Hills No. 21, County of 13 1991[13]
Namaka Wheatland County 72 2021[11]
Namao Sturgeon County 10 2010[47]
Neerlandia Barrhead No. 11, County of 101 1991[13]
Nestow Westlock County 5 2021[11]
Nevis Stettler No. 6, County of 30
New Brigden Special Area No. 3 24 1991[13]
New Dayton Warner No. 5, County of 47
New Norway[N 53] Camrose County 307 2021[11]
New Sarepta[N 54] Leduc County 495
Newbrook Thorhild County 63
Nightingale Wheatland County 37
Nisku Leduc County 30 2005[50]
Niton Junction Yellowhead County 88 2021[11]
Nordegg Clearwater County 53 1986[27]
North Cooking Lake Strathcona County 20 2021[11]
North Star Northern Lights, County of 49 1991[13]
Notikewin Northern Lights, County of 17
Ohaton[N 55] Camrose County 133 2021[11]
Opal Thorhild County 24 2009[10]
Orion Forty Mile No. 8, County of 11 1991[13]
Orton Willow Creek No. 26, MD of 180 2021[11]
Parkland Willow Creek No. 26, MD of 50 1991[13]
Patricia Newell, County of 78 2021[11]
Peers Yellowhead County 91
Pelican Point Camrose County 117
Peoria Birch Hills County 12 1986[27]
Perryvale Athabasca County 10 2021[11]
Pibroch Westlock County 35
Pickardville Westlock County 303
Pincher Station Pincher Creek No. 9, MD of 26
Pine Sands Sturgeon County 30 2008[12]
Plamondon[N 56] Lac La Biche County 303 2021[11]
Poplar Ridge Brazeau County 604 2005[18]
Priddis Foothills County 79 2003[12]
Priddis Greens Foothills County 267
Purple Springs Taber, MD of 101 2021[11]
Queenstown Vulcan County 8 2007[12]
Radway[N 57] Thorhild County 231 2021[11]
Rainier Newell, County of 22 2020[16]
Ranfurly[N 58] Minburn No. 27, County of 71 2021[11]
Red Earth Creek Opportunity No. 17, MD of 315
Red Willow Stettler No. 6, County of 63
Reno Northern Sunrise County 20
Ribstone Wainwright No. 61, MD of 30 2007[12]
Rich Valley Lac Ste. Anne County 32 2008[12]
Richdale[N 59] Special Area No. 2 14 1991[13]
Ridgevalley Greenview No. 16, MD of 46
Rivercourse Vermilion River, County of 16 2015[51]
Riverview St. Paul No. 19, County of 49 1991[13]
Rivière Qui Barre Sturgeon County 91 2021[11]
Robb Yellowhead County 144
Rochester Athabasca County 72
Rochfort Bridge Lac Ste. Anne County 71 2008[12]
Rocky Rapids Brazeau County 317 2005[18]
Rolling Hills Newell, County of 273 2021[11]
Rolly View Leduc County 71
Rosebud[N 60] Wheatland County 112
Round Hill Camrose County 125
Rowley Starland County 8 2013[22]
Rumsey[N 61] Starland County 64
Sandy Lake[N 62] Opportunity No. 17, MD of 163 2021[11]
Sangudo[N 63] Lac Ste. Anne County 298
Saprae Creek Wood Buffalo, RM of 508
Scandia Newell, County of 169
Schuler Cypress County 86
Sedalia Special Area No. 3 15 1991[13]
Seven Persons Cypress County 277 2021[11]
Shaughnessy Lethbridge County 388
Sherwood Park[N 64] Strathcona County 72,017 2021[52]
Shouldice Vulcan County 7 2007[12]
Sibbald Special Area No. 3 33 1991[13]
Skiff Forty Mile No. 8, County of 10
Smith Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 227 2021[11]
South Cooking Lake Strathcona County 288
Spedden Smoky Lake County 56 1991[13]
Spring Coulee Cardston County 43 2008[12]
Springbrook Red Deer County 1,534 2021[11]
Spruce View Red Deer County 138
St. Edouard St. Paul No. 19, County of 33 1991[13]
St. Isidore Northern Sunrise County 236 2021[11]
St. Lina St. Paul No. 19, County of 24 1991[13]
St. Michael Lamont County 39
St. Vincent St. Paul No. 19, County of 43
Star Lamont County 32
Streamstown Vermilion River, County of 20 2015[53]
Strome[N 65] Flagstaff County 232 2021[11]
Suffield[N 66] Cypress County 190
Sunnybrook Leduc County 50
Sunnynook Special Area No. 2 13 1991[13]
Sunnyslope Kneehill County 28 2021[11]
Swalwell[N 67] Kneehill County 93
Tangent Birch Hills County 39 1991[13]
Tawatinaw Westlock County 15 2021[11]
Teepee Creek Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 25 1981[17]
Tees Lacombe County 73 2021[11]
Telfordville Leduc County 35
Therien Bonnyville No. 87, MD of 71 2014[14]
Thorhild[N 68] Thorhild County 391 2021[11]
Thunder Lake Barrhead No. 11, County of 34 1991[13]
Tilley[N 69] Newell, County of 318 2021[11]
Tillicum Beach Camrose County 130
Tomahawk Parkland County 113
Torrington[N 70] Kneehill County 306
Travers Vulcan County 0 2007[12]
Tulliby Lake Vermilion River, County of 22 2015[56]
Turin Lethbridge County 72 2021[11]
Twin Butte Pincher Creek No. 9, MD of 10
Valhalla Centre Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 40
Veinerville Cypress County 70
Venice Lac La Biche County 22 2016[36]
Village at Pigeon Lake Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 77 2006[12]
Villeneuve Sturgeon County 260 2021[11]
Vimy Westlock County 183
Violet Grove Brazeau County 141 2005[18]
Wabamun Parkland County 644 2021[57]
Wabasca[N 71] Opportunity No. 17, MD of 1,594 2021[11]
Wagner Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 171[N 72] 1991[13]
Walsh[N 73] Cypress County 50 2021[11]
Wandering River Athabasca County 63 1991[13]
Wanham[N 74] Birch Hills County 141 2021[11]
Wardlow Special Area No. 2 28 1991[13]
Warspite[N 75] Smoky Lake County 70 2021[11]
Waterton Park I.D. No. 4 (Waterton) 158
Watino Birch Hills County 22 1991[13]
Wedgewood Grande Prairie No. 1, County of 752 2021[11]
Welling Cardston County 30 2008[12]
Welling Station Cardston County 18
Westerose Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 63 1991[13]
Whitelaw Fairview No. 136, MD of 110 2021[11]
Whitford Lamont County 6 1981[17]
Widewater Lesser Slave River No. 124, MD of 405 2021[11]
Wildwood[N 76] Yellowhead County 257
Willingdon Two Hills No. 21, County of 249
Wimborne Kneehill County 15
Winfield Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of 193
Withrow Clearwater County 50 1991[13]
Woking Saddle Hills County 62 2021[11]
Woodhouse Willow Creek No. 26, MD of 15 1991[13]
Woolford Cardston County 13 1986[27]
Worsley Clear Hills County 28 2008[12]
Wostok Lamont County 15 1991[13]
Wrentham Warner No. 5, County of 58
Zama City Mackenzie County 52 2021[11]

Notes:

  1. ^ Bellis dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  2. ^ Blackie dissolved from village status on August 31, 1997.
  3. ^ Burdett dissolved from village status on January 1, 2003.
  4. ^ Cadogan dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  5. ^ Cayley dissolved from village status on June 1, 1996.
  6. ^ Chinook dissolved from village status on April 1, 1977.
  7. ^ Clairmont dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  8. ^ Clairmont's population count from the 2021 census is at minimum 5,073. Its actual population count resides within a range of 5,073 to 5,340.[21]
  9. ^ Cluny dissolved from village status on September 15, 1995.
  10. ^ Compeer dissolved from village status on December 31, 1936.
  11. ^ Craigmyle dissolved from village status on January 1, 1972.
  12. ^ Cynthia dissolved from town status on May 1, 1959.
  13. ^ Derwent dissolved from village status on September 1, 2010.[24]
  14. ^ Diamond City dissolved from village status on June 30, 1937.
  15. ^ Dunmore dissolved from village status on February 4, 1919.
  16. ^ Eaglesham dissolved from village status on December 31, 1996.
  17. ^ Enchant dissolved from village status on January 30, 1945.
  18. ^ Entwistle dissolved from village status on December 31, 2000.
  19. ^ Erskine dissolved from village status on May 20, 1946.
  20. ^ Evansburg dissolved from village status on June 30, 1998.
  21. ^ Ferintosh dissolved from village status on January 1, 2020.
  22. ^ For Assiniboine dissolved from village status on December 31, 1991.
  23. ^ Fort McKay's population does not include portion of community on Indian reserve.
  24. ^ Fort McMurray is one of two hamlets designated an urban service area.
  25. ^ Fort McMurray's population is that of its population centre as delineated by Statistics Canada.[30]
  26. ^ Galahad dissolved from village status on January 1, 2016.[31]
  27. ^ Gleichen dissolved from town status on March 31, 1998.
  28. ^ Goose Lake is also known as Lone Pine.
  29. ^ Grande Cache dissolved from town status on January 1, 2019.[34]
  30. ^ Grassy Lake dissolved from village status on July 1, 1996.
  31. ^ Grouard, also known as Grouard Mission, dissolved from village status on January 18, 1944.
  32. ^ Hairy Hill dissolved from village status on December 31, 1996.
  33. ^ Hairy Hill's population is from the 2001 federal census (Statistics Canada did not publish its population in the 2006, 2011 or 2016 federal censuses).
  34. ^ Half Moon Lake is also known as Half Moon Estates.
  35. ^ Heritage Pointe's population is that of its population centre as delineated by Statistics Canada.[30]
  36. ^ Irvine dissolved from town status on December 31, 1996.
  37. ^ Islay dissolved from village status on March 2, 1944.
  38. ^ Janvier South is also known as Janvier and Chard.
  39. ^ Jenner dissolved from village status on June 22, 1943.
  40. ^ Kinuso dissolved from village status on September 1, 2009.
  41. ^ Lac La Biche dissolved from town status on August 1, 2007 as a result of its amalgamation with Lakeland County to form Lac La Biche County.[40]
  42. ^ Langdon dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  43. ^ Lavoy dissolved from village status on April 30, 1999.
  44. ^ Lodgepole dissolved from new town status on March 1, 1970.
  45. ^ Referred to as Lottie Lake Development by Statistics Canada in the 1991 census.[13]
  46. ^ Statistics Canada cautioned that Metiskow's population from the 1991 census may be an estimate.[13]
  47. ^ Minburn dissolved from village status on July 1, 2015.[46]
  48. ^ Mirror dissolved from village status on January 1, 2004.
  49. ^ Monarch dissolved from village status on December 31, 1938.
  50. ^ Monitor dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  51. ^ Mountain View dissolved from village status on September 9, 1915.
  52. ^ Mulhurst Bay is also known as Mulhurst.
  53. ^ New Norway dissolved from village status on November 1, 2012.[48]
  54. ^ New Sarepta dissolved from village status on September 1, 2010.[49]
  55. ^ Ohaton dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  56. ^ Plamondon dissolved from village status on May 1, 2002.
  57. ^ Radway dissolved from village status on December 31, 1996.
  58. ^ Ranfurly dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  59. ^ Richdale dissolved from village status on June 2, 1931.
  60. ^ Rosebud dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  61. ^ Rumsey dissolved from village status on January 1, 1995.
  62. ^ Sandy Lake is also known as Pelican Mountain.
  63. ^ Sangudo dissolved from village status on September 16, 2007.
  64. ^ Sherwood Park is one of two hamlets designated an urban service area.
  65. ^ Strome dissolved from village status on January 1, 2016.[54]
  66. ^ Suffield dissolved from village status on January 1, 1930.
  67. ^ Swalwell dissolved from village status on December 31, 1945.
  68. ^ Thorhild dissolved from village status on March 18, 2009.
  69. ^ Tilley dissolved from village status on August 31, 2013.[55]
  70. ^ Torrington dissolved from village status on January 1, 1998.
  71. ^ Wabasca was formerly named Wabasca-Desmarais.
  72. ^ Statistics Canada cautioned that Wagner's population from the 1991 census may be an estimate.[13]
  73. ^ Walsh dissolved from village status on April 30, 1925.
  74. ^ Wanham dissolved from village status on December 31, 1999.
  75. ^ Warspite dissolved from village status on June 1, 2000.
  76. ^ Wildwood dissolved from village status on December 31, 1990.

Former hamlets

Numerous communities in Alberta have been previously recognized as hamlets by the Province of Alberta. The following are those hamlets that have been absorbed by urban municipalities through annexation or amalgamation.

Name Former municipality Subsequent municipality Remarks
Bankview BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Annexed in 1964[58]
Cambria BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
College Heights Lacombe County Lacombe Annexed January 1, 2000[60][61]
East Coulee BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
Glenwood Yellowhead County Edson Annexed January 1, 1984[62][63]
Grande Prairie Trail Yellowhead County Edson Annexed January 1, 1984[62][63]
Grantville Kneehill County Three Hills Annexed January 1, 1983[64][65]
Hardieville LethbridgeLethbridge County Lethbridge Annexed January 1, 1978[66]
Hillcrest[67][68] Improvement District No. 5 CrowsnestMunicipality of Crowsnest Pass Absorbed via amalgamation January 1, 1979[69]
Lehigh BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
Midlandvale BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Annexed in 1972[58]
Midnapore FoothillsMD of Foothills No. 31 Calgary Annexed in 1961[70]
Nacmine BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
Newcastle BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Annexed in 1967[58]
North Drumheller BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Annexed in 1967[58]
Rosedale BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
Ruarkville Kneehill County Three Hills Annexed December 31, 1984[71][72]
Shepard Rocky View County Calgary Annexed July 31, 2007[73][74]
Wayne BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7 Drumheller Absorbed as a result of amalgamation January 1, 1998[58][59]
Western Monarch (Atlas)[75] Wheatland County BadlandsMD of Badlands No. 7[75][76] Now within the Town of Drumheller following the amalgamation of the City
of Drumheller and the MD of Badlands No. 7 on January 1, 1998[77]

See also

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