Hythe, Alberta

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Hythe
Village
Village of Hythe
Hythe is located in Alberta
Hythe
Hythe
Coordinates: 55°19′51″N 119°33′23″W / 55.33083°N 119.55639°W / 55.33083; -119.55639Coordinates: 55°19′51″N 119°33′23″W / 55.33083°N 119.55639°W / 55.33083; -119.55639
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census Division No. 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Founded 1928
Government
 • Mayor Gary Burgess
 • Governing body Hythe Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 820
 • Density 198.8/km2 (515/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H 2C0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 43
Waterways Beaverlodge River
Website Official website

Hythe is a village in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 54 km west of Grande Prairie, the nearest major urban centre, on Highway 43. It is located in the centre of the Peace River Country, and supports a rural agricultural economy. It has an elementary school and a junior high school, but older students attend high school in the nearby community of Beaverlodge. Hythe also has a newly renovated hockey arena, a covered outdoor swimming pool, and a motor speedway.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hythe had a population of 820 living in 296 of its 329 total dwellings, a -0.1% change from its 2006 population of 821. With a land area of 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 199.0/km2 (515.5/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

According to the 2006 census, Hythe has a:

  • population of 821 living in 288 dwellings
  • a land area of 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
  • 199.0 inhabitants per square kilometer.[2]

History[edit]

  • 1910:The area was settled by English and Norwegian immigrants.
  • 1913:The first post office was established.
  • 1915:The Happy Valley School opened near the settlement.
  • 1928:Northern Alberta Railway arrived in the area.
  • 1929:Hythe was incorporated as a village.
  • 1947:The first hospital was built.
  • 1950:The first covered ice rink in the Peace Country was built and became home to the Hythe Mustangs Hockey Team for many years.
  • 1967: The South Peace Centennial Museum which opened, located 12 km south of Hythe has the only known operating 30 HP Waterloo Steam Traction Engine.
  • 1994:The hospital was closed.
  • 2012:The last grain elevator was demolished.

Attractions and events[edit]

  • The Annual South Peace Centennial Museum Day
  • Agricultural Fair
  • Hythe Motor Speedway - Racing from June to September each year.

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