|Town of Smoky Lake|
Pumpkin Capital of Alberta
Smoky Lake (Canada)
|Municipal district||Smoky Lake County|
|• Village||March 26, 1923|
|• Town||February 1, 1962|
|• Mayor||Amy Cherniwchan|
|• Governing body|
Smoky Lake Town Council
|• MP||Shannon Stubbs|
|• MLA||Glenn van Dijken|
|• Land||4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||623 m (2,044 ft)|
|• Density||264.4/km2 (685/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Waterway||North Saskatchewan River|
Smoky Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 116 km (72 mi) northeast of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 28 and Highway 855. It lies between the North Saskatchewan River, Smoky Creek and White Earth Creek, in a mainly agricultural area. The provincial historic site of Victoria Settlement is nearby. Long Lake Provincial Park is located 60 km (37 mi) north of the town. The Woods Cree, a First Nations people, named "Smoking Lake" for the smoke from ceremonies performed on the shore; the name Smoky Lake may also be based in the mist that rose from the lake in great quantities at sundown. One of its churches, the St. Onuphrius Ukrainian-Catholic, built in 1907, has been moved to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. It is in Census Division No. 12 and is the municipal office for the Smoky Lake County.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Smoky Lake had a population of 1,127 living in 442 of its 518 total private dwellings, a change of 16.9% from its 2016 population of 964. With a land area of 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 264.6/km2 (685.2/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Smoky Lake recorded a population of 964 living in 421 of its 499 total private dwellings, a -5.7% change from its 2011 population of 1,022. With a land area of 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 226.3/km2 (586.1/sq mi) in 2016.