East Prairie Metis Settlement

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East Prairie Metis Settlement
Metis Settlement
East Prairie Metis Settlement is located in Alberta
East Prairie Metis Settlement
East Prairie Metis Settlement
Location of East Prairie Metis Settlement in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
 • Chair Gerald Cunningham
 • Governing body East Prairie Metis Council
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

East Prairie Metis Settlement is a Metis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Big Lakes.[2] It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) south of Highway 2 and 168 km (104 mi) east of Grande Prairie. It was founded in 1939.[3]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, East Prairie had a population of 366 living in 106 of its 135 total dwellings, a 4% change from its 2006 population of 352. With a land area of 333.87 km2 (128.91 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.0962/km2 (2.839/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of the East Prairie Metis Settlement according to its 2009 municipal census is 906.[5]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. February 13, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  3. ^ Federation of Metis Settlement (1979). East Prairie Metis, 1939-1979: 40 Years of Determination. Edmonton. p. 1. ISBN 0-88925-055-3. 
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  5. ^ "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-05-21.