Rocky Rapids

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Rocky Rapids
Hamlet
Rocky Rapids is located in Alberta
Rocky Rapids
Location of Rocky Rapids in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°16′47″N 114°57′06″W / 53.27972°N 114.95167°W / 53.27972; -114.95167
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Municipal district Brazeau County
Government
 • Type Reeve-Council
 • Reeve Wes Tweedle [1]
Population (2005)[2]
 • Total 317
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 780

Rocky Rapids is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Brazeau County.[3] It is located 1.6 km (0.99 mi) east of Highway 22, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Drayton Valley.

Demographics[edit]

In 2005, Brazeau County conducted a municipal census among its hamlets that recorded a population of 317 in Rocky Rapids.[2]

Economy[edit]

Located within the Pembina oil field, the economy of Rocky Rapids is based mostly on oil and gas.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Easyfest Music Festival used to be held in Rocky Rapids but is now defunct.[4][5]

Amenities[edit]

Rocky Rapids has an outdoor skating rink, basketball hoops, and a park with playground amenities. A pedestrian path links Rocky Rapids with Drayton Valley to the south.

Government[edit]

Rocky Rapids is located within Division 4 of Brazeau County. On council, Division 4 is represented by Councillor Kara Westerlund (Dykstra), who was elected in the 2010 Alberta municipal elections. Wes Tweedle is the reeve of Brazeau County.

Transportation[edit]

Rocky Rapids is linked to Highway 22 to the west via Township Road 500. The Drayton Valley Industrial Airport is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Rocky Rapids.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brazeau County Council
  2. ^ a b Courtney Whalen (2005-09-07). "Census reveals growth". Drayton Valley Western Review (Canoe Sun Media). 
  3. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Communities". Brazeau County. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Indifest to rock summer". Drayton Valley Western Review. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 

External links[edit]

Brazeau County official website

Coordinates: 53°16′47″N 114°57′06″W / 53.27972°N 114.95167°W / 53.27972; -114.95167 (Rocky Rapids)