Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8
|• Reeve||Dene Cooper|
|• Governing body||M.D. of Bighorn Council|
|• Administrative office||Exshaw|
|• Land||2,761.18 km2 (1,066.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
The Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 is a municipal district (MD) situated in Census Division No. 15 of Alberta, Canada. It is located between Calgary and Banff National Park, north of Kananaskis Improvement District. Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) passes through the municipal district.
It was created as a municipal district on January 1, 1988 from the former Improvement District No. 8. The Town of Canmore lies adjacent to the municipal district to the southwest.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the MD of Bighorn No. 8 recorded a population of 1,334 living in 556 of its 766 total private dwellings, a -0.5% change from its 2011 population of 1,341. With a land area of 2,761.18 km2 (1,066.10 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the MD of Bighorn No. 8 had a population of 1,341 living in 547 of its 797 total dwellings, a 6.1% change from its 2006 population of 1,264. With a land area of 2,767.94 km2 (1,068.71 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2011.