Hastings Lake, Alberta

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Hastings Lake
Hamlet
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake is located in Alberta
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake
Coordinates: 53°24′31″N 112°54′7″W / 53.40861°N 112.90194°W / 53.40861; -112.90194Coordinates: 53°24′31″N 112°54′7″W / 53.40861°N 112.90194°W / 53.40861; -112.90194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
Settled 1884
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Roxanne Carr
 • Governing body
Elevation 744 m (2,441 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 77
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T8G
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 14
Website Strathcona County

Hastings Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[2] It is located on the south shore of Hastings Lake, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park. It is 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of Highway 14.

The lake was renamed in 1884 for Tom Hastings, a member of Tyrell's geological survey party. The original name was Kawtikh, which in the Cree language means "the lake that does not freeze".

The large forested area in the Hastings Lake Watershed is a key area for moose and white-tailed deer. With close proximity to the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Wildlife, Grazing and Provincial Recreation Area and the Waskahegan Staging Area, many hiking and cross-country skiing possibilities exists.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Hastings Lake according to Strathcona County's 2009 municipal census is 77.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 Municipal Census Report". Strathcona County. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  3. ^ Hastings Lake