Ardrossan, Alberta

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Ardrossan
Hamlet
Ardrossan is located in Strathcona County
Ardrossan
Ardrossan
Location in Strathcona County
Ardrossan is located in Alberta
Ardrossan
Ardrossan
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Specialized municipalityStrathcona County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRod Frank
 • Governing body
  • Dave Anderson
  • Katie Berghofer
  • Brian Botterill
  • Linton Delainey
  • Glen Lawrence
  • Robert Parks
  • Paul Smith
  • Bill Tonita
Area
 • Total1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Elevation
708 m (2,323 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total412
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area codes780, 587, 825
HighwaysHighway 824 and Highway 69
WebsiteStrathcona County

Ardrossan is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Strathcona County.[1] It is located on Highway 824, approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Sherwood Park.

The community takes its name from Ardrossan, in Scotland.[2]

Ardrossan is located directly to the east of Sherwood Park, and is just south of the Yellowhead Highway on Range Road 222. It can also be accessed by Township Road 530 coming out of Sherwood Park.

Ardrossan has a large recreation complex.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Ardrossan according to the 2018 municipal census conducted by Strathcona County is 532,[3] an increase from its 2015 municipal census population count of 412.[4]

Education[edit]

There are three schools in the hamlet. Ardrossan Elementary School, and Ardrossan Junior Senior High School, both operated by Elk Island Public Schools, and Holy Redeemer Catholic School, operated by Elk Island Catholic Schools. The junior/senior high school also houses the Ardrossan Community Theatre and the sports fields surrounding the schools were recently redeveloped with new baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields and a tennis court.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 6, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Census 2018 Results Report" (PDF). Strathcona County. August 30, 2018. pp. 3–4. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Census 2015: Overall Results" (PDF). Strathcona County. p. 4. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Ardrossan Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine