St. Paul, Alberta
St. Paul de(s) Métis (1909–1936)
|Town of St. Paul|
|Municipal district||County of St. Paul No. 19|
|Incorporated (village)||June 14, 1912|
and name change
|December 15, 1936|
|• Mayor||Glenn Anderson|
|• Governing body||St. Paul Town Council|
|• Total||7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||646 m (2,119 ft)|
|• Density||744.1/km2 (1,927/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T0A|
St. Paul, originally known as St. Paul de Métis or St. Paul des Métis, is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada within the County of St. Paul No. 19. It was known as St. Paul de(s) Métis between 1912 and 1936.
The community was originally founded as a Métis colony in 1896, but the colony later dissolved sometime between 1905 and 1909. After the area was made available to other groups in 1909, primarily the French-Catholic, the community incorporated as the Village of St. Paul de Métis on June 14, 1912, though it was referred to as St. Paul des Métis by June 6, 1922. It then incorporated as the Town of St. Paul on December 15, 1936.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of St. Paul had a population of 5,400 living in 2,169 of its 2,338 total dwellings, a 5.8% change from its 2006 population of 5,106. With a land area of 7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 684.4/km2 (1,772.6/sq mi) in 2011. In 2012, Statistics Canada adjusted St. Paul's 2011 population by an additional 5 people to 5,405 to reflect its 2011 annexation.
In 2006, St. Paul had a population of 5,106 living in 2,011 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi) and a population density of 744.1 /km2 (1,927 /sq mi).
St. Paul is home to the world's first UFO landing pad, built as a centennial project in an effort to attract both tourists and Martians to the municipality. The pad consists of a raised platform with a map of Canada embossed on the back stop, consisting of stones provided by each province of Canada.
The sign beside the pad reads: "The area under the World's First UFO Landing Pad was designated international by the Town of St. Paul as a symbol of our faith that mankind will maintain the outer universe free from national wars and strife. That future travel in space will be safe for all intergalactic beings, all visitors from earth or otherwise are welcome to this territory and to the Town of St. Paul."
- Kyle Brodziak, professional hockey player
- Wilf Martin, former professional hockey player
- Marcel Rocque, curler
- Jamie Sadlowski, former professional power golf driver
- Bernard Trottier, politician
- Audrey Poitras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta
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- St. Paul's UFO landing pad
- CBC News TV about St. Paul, Alberta