Coaldale, Alberta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Coaldale (disambiguation).
Coaldale
Town
Town of Coaldale
Parrish & Heimbecker elevator along the CPR tracks.
Parrish & Heimbecker elevator along the CPR tracks.
Flag of Coaldale
Flag
Coaldale is located in Alberta
Coaldale
Coaldale
Location of Coaldale in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°43′40″N 112°37′06″W / 49.72778°N 112.61833°W / 49.72778; -112.61833
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district Lethbridge County
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kim Craig
 • Governing body Coaldale Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Elevation [3] 863 m (2,831 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 7,493
 • Density 942.8/km2 (2,442/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 3
Highway 845
Waterway Chin Lakes
Website Official website

Coaldale is a town in southern Alberta, Canada, located 11 km (6.8 mi) east of Lethbridge, along the Crowsnest Highway. It was named Coaldale in 1883 to distinguish it from Coal Banks in Lethbridge.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The Town of Coaldale's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 7,526,[5] an 8.4% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 6,943.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Coaldale had a population of 7,493 living in 2,751 of its 2,844 total dwellings, a 21.3% change from its 2006 population of 6,177. With a land area of 7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 942.5/km2 (2,441.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Coaldale had a population of 6,177 living in 2,289 dwellings, a 2.8% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi) and a population density of 777.2 /km2 (2,013 /sq mi).[7]

Attractions[edit]

The main attractions are the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre,[8] the Land o' Lakes Golf Course, and the Gem of the West Museum.[9]

Chin Lakes are located 20 minutes east of Coaldale, and offers such recreational services as waterskiing and campfire pits. The Indian Hills Golf Course is another golf course, 9 holes, and is approximately 15 minutes south-west of Coaldale. Across the road is a small campground and a lake, which is commonly regarded as an ideal place for fishing.

McCain Foods has a processing plant in Coaldale, which was opened in 2000.

Stafford Lake is located approximately 10 minutes east of the town.

The Coaldale Copperheads playing out of the Heritage Junior Hockey League call the Sportsplex (The SnakePit) home and have one of the best attended home crowds in the HJHL.[citation needed] They relocated from Lethbridge in 2007.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Coaldale Historical Society (1983). Coaldale : gem of the west, 1900-1983. Coaldale, Alberta. p. 1. ISBN 0-88925-255-6. 
  5. ^ "2013 Census Information". Town of Coaldale. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Coaldale - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  8. ^ Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
  9. ^ Gem of the West Museum
  10. ^ Wiebe, Katie Funk and Richard D. Thiessen (2005). "Janz, Benjamin B. (1877-1964)". Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°44′N 112°37′W / 49.733°N 112.617°W / 49.733; -112.617 (Coaldale)