Consort, Alberta

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Motto: Village of Opportunity[1]
Consort is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°00′26″N 110°45′59″W / 52.00722°N 110.76639°W / 52.00722; -110.76639
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 4
Special Area No. 4
 • Mayor Roxanne Stillings
 • Governing body Consort Village Council
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 689
 • Density 243.3/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0C 1B0
Highways Highway 12
Highway 41
Highway 886
Website Official website

Consort is a village in eastern Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 41, approximately 250 km (160 mi) southeast of Edmonton, 252 km (157 mi) northeast of Calgary, and 283 km (176 mi) west of Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan border is approximately 60 km (37 mi) to the east.

Consort and Alberta Beach hold the distinction of being the only two urban municipalities (cities, towns, villages, and summer villages) in Alberta that do not include its municipal status in its official legal name. Its official name is simply Consort instead of Village of Consort like the convention used by other urban municipalities.[2]


Consort's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 722.[4]

In the 2011 Census, Consort had a population of 689 living in 274 of its 305 total dwellings, a -6.8% change from its 2006 population of 739. With a land area of 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi), it had a population density of 243.5/km2 (630.6/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

In 2006, Consort had a population of 739 living in 295 dwellings, a 16.6% increase from 2001. The village had a land area of 2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi) and a population density of 281.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.[5]


The primary industries are farming, ranching and oil production.


The local weekly newspaper, The Consort Enterprise, has been published since 1912.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Singer k.d. lang was raised in Consort, as was Arthur Kroeger, a senior public servant in the Canadian federal government from 1975 to 1992. Riley Nash, a forward for the Carolina Hurricanes, was born in Consort.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Consort, Alberta". Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 24, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Village of Consort: Home". Village of Consort. Retrieved 2012-07-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Consort - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Consort Enterprise Since 1912". Consort Enterprise. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  7. ^ "Riley Nash Carolina Hurricanes - 2013-2014 Stats". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′N 110°46′W / 52.017°N 110.767°W / 52.017; -110.767 (Consort, Alberta)