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Town of Penhold
Motto: "Honouring The Past, Challenging The Future"
Penhold is located in Alberta
Location of Penhold in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°08′08″N 113°52′22″W / 52.13556°N 113.87278°W / 52.13556; -113.87278
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
Founded 1904
 • Mayor Dennis Cooper
 • Governing body Penhold Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
Elevation[3] 2,858 ft (871 m)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,375
 • Density 1,153/sq mi (445.3/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0M 1R0
Highway Highway 2A
Highway 42
Waterway Red Deer River
Website Official website

Penhold is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Penhold is surrounded by the county of Red Deer No. 23, 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 42. It is located 128 kilometres (80 mi) north of Calgary, along the Red Deer River


Originally, Penhold was one of the many whistle stops along the Canadian Pacific Railway. It incorporated as the Village of Penhold in 1904.

In 1981, the Village of Penhold incorporated as a town as a result of large population growth in the late 1970s.


The population of the Town of Penhold according to its 2014 municipal census is 2,842,[4] a 14.8% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 2,476.[5]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Penhold had a population of 2,375 living in 889 of its 925 total dwellings, a 20.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,971. With a land area of 5.33 km2 (2.06 sq mi), it had a population density of 445.6/km2 (1,154.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Penhold had a population of 1,961 living in 732 dwellings, a 13.4% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 2.35 km2 (0.91 sq mi) and a population density of 834.8/km2 (2,162/sq mi).[6]


Attractions in Penhold include a museum, a recreation centre, a splash park and an outdoor ice rink.


The town is home to two schools. A High School is under construction and will offer Penhold residents the ability to keep their children in Penhold from K-12.

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Coordinates: 52°08′N 113°52′W / 52.133°N 113.867°W / 52.133; -113.867 (Penhold)