Beaverlodge

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For the beaver habitat, see beaver lodge. For the former surveillance radar station, see CFS Beaverlodge. For the elm, see Ulmus americana.
Beaverlodge
Town
Town of Beaverlodge
Highway 43 passing through Beaverlodge
Highway 43 passing through Beaverlodge
Beaverlodge is located in Alberta
Beaverlodge
Beaverlodge
Location of Beaverlodge in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°12′34″N 119°25′45″W / 55.20944°N 119.42917°W / 55.20944; -119.42917Coordinates: 55°12′34″N 119°25′45″W / 55.20944°N 119.42917°W / 55.20944; -119.42917
Country  Canada
Province Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Government
 • Mayor Leona Hanson
 • Governing body Beaverlodge Town Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,365
 • Density 424.0/km2 (1,098/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 43
Waterways Beaverlodge River
Website Official website

Beaverlodge is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 43, 43 km (27 mi) west of Grande Prairie and 48 km (30 mi) east of the British Columbia border.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Beaverlodge experiences a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc) that borders on a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Beaverlodge had a population of 2,365 living in 892 of its 981 total dwellings, a 4.5% change from its 2006 population of 2,264. With a land area of 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 423.8/km2 (1,097.7/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

According to the 2006 census, Beaverlodge has a:

  • population of 2,264 living in 950 dwellings, a 7.3% increase from 2001
  • land area of 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
  • and a population density of 405.9 /km2 (1,051 /sq mi).[5]
Beaver statue

Attractions[edit]

In 2004, a Giant Beaver statue was unveiled in the town's park, which can be seen from Highway 43.[6]

Sports[edit]

The town is the home of the Beaverlodge Blades, a hockey team in the North West Junior Hockey League (NWJHL). The team plays out of the Beaverlodge Arena and was established in 2000.[citation needed]

Amenities[edit]

The town has an arena, a public library, an indoor swimming pool and play parks.[7]

Education[edit]

There is an elementary school, grade K-6, Junior High students are bused to Hythe for grades 7–9, St. Mary's Catholic School is available for students attending grades 1–9. The high school, Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS), is attended by students from Wembley, Valhalla, Hythe, Horse Lakes No. 152B (Indian reserve), Kelly Lake (Metis settlement), Elmworth and St. Mary's in addition to the local Beaverlodge students.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "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). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Beaverlodge". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English & French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Beaverlodge – Community Profile". Retrieved June 9, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Giant Beaver Sculpture". Town of Beaverlodge. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Attractions & Facilities". Town of Beaverlodge. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

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