Avonlea, Saskatchewan

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Avonlea
Village
Avonlea is located in Saskatchewan
Avonlea
Avonlea
Avonlea is located in Canada
Avonlea
Avonlea
Location of Avonlea in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°0′49″N 105°03′38″W / 50.01361°N 105.06056°W / 50.01361; -105.06056
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Elmsthorpe No. 100
Post office Founded 1904-08-01
Government
 • Type Mayor & council
 • Mayor Marlin Stevens
 • Administrator Tim Forer
Area
 • Total 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 398
 • Density 414.5/km2 (1,074/sq mi)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Postal code S0H 0C0
Area code(s) 306
Website Official website
[2][3]

Avonlea (2006 population 381) is a village in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 82 km (51 mi) southwest of Regina.

The village was named after the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island in Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables.[4] The television series Road to Avonlea is based on the book.

Attractions[edit]

Avonlea Elevator

History of the area can be found at Avonlea Heritage Museum.

A local creek of the same name flows past the town on the east side, heading north, and joins the Moose Jaw River near Rouleau. The picturesque Dirt Hills to the west are home to natural flora and fauna.

Avonlea Dam was built on Avonlea Creek 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the town in 1963, which created Reg Watson Reservoir. The reservoir is the town's only water source.

Dunnet Regional Park (named after a local physician) was built and opened on the west side of the reservoir in 1967. The park provides RV parks, camping, fishing, boating, a swimming pool, eight baseball fields and a golf course. Fish species in the lake include walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, white sucker and burbot. Walleye are liberally stocked.

The Southern Rails Cooperative maintains its head office in the town.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Avonlea, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 398 (4.5% from 2006) 381 (−7.5% from 2001)
Land area: 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi) 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population density: 414.5/km2 (1,074/sq mi) 396.8/km2 (1,028/sq mi)
Median age: 47.4 (M: 42.5, F: 51.2) 46.0 (M: 41.0, F: 48.0)
Total private dwellings: 173 171
Median household income: $unknown $41,591
References: 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ Our History. "Village of Avonlea". Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

External links[edit]

North: Hearne
West: Claybank Avonlea East: Wilcox
South: Truax

Coordinates: 50°00′49″N 105°03′38″W / 50.0136°N 105.0605°W / 50.0136; -105.0605