|Village of Cowley|
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9|
|• Mayor||Garry Hackler (Deputy)|
|• Governing body||Cowley Village Council|
|• Total||1.40 km2 (0.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,175 m (3,855 ft)|
|• Density||168.8/km2 (437/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Waterway||Oldman River Reservoir|
It was settled in the 1880s and was named by a rancher. Cowley Post Office opened in 1900, and in 1906 Cowley was incorporated as village.
In the 2011 Census, the Village of Cowley had a population of 236 living in 104 of its 113 total dwellings, a 7.8% change from its 2006 population of 219. With a land area of 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 168.6/km2 (436.6/sq mi) in 2011.
Arts and culture
Cowley was featured in the 2005 motion picture Brokeback Mountain as the fictional town of Signal, Wyoming. Townpeople have welcomed fans of the movie from all over the world.
- "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 31, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
- Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Cowley - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-06. Check date values in:
|Crowsnest Pass||Fort Macleod|
|Beaver Mines||Beauvais Lake Provincial Park||Pincher Creek|