Bittern Lake

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Bittern Lake
Rosenroll (1904–1911)
Village of Bittern Lake
Bittern Lake is located in Alberta
Bittern Lake
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°00′16.3″N 113°03′32.5″W / 53.004528°N 113.059028°W / 53.004528; -113.059028Coordinates: 53°00′16.3″N 113°03′32.5″W / 53.004528°N 113.059028°W / 53.004528; -113.059028
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Camrose County
 • Village November 21, 1904 (as Rosenroll)
 • Name change December 16, 1911
 • Mayor Charlie Debnam (acting)
 • Governing body Bittern Lake Village Council
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Elevation 862 m (2,828 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 224
 • Density 33.7/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 13
Waterway Bittern Lake
Website Official website

Bittern Lake, originally named Rosenroll, is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located between Camrose and Wetaskiwin, on Highway 13. The first post office opened in the home of Ernest Roper in 1899.[4] It was known as the Village of Rosenroll between 1904 and 1911.[5]

The lake itself is not accessible by road, and is not recommended for boating or fishing due to its high counts of alkali and its shallow waters. Locals enjoy the scenic walking trails around the lake as well as observing the native birds that nest in the area. The nearest shopping is in Camrose, Alberta.


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Bittern Lake had a population of 224 living in 83 of its 85 total dwellings, a -0.4% change from its 2006 population of 225. With a land area of 6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi), it had a population density of 33.7/km2 (87.4/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

The population of the Village of Bittern Lake according to its 2008 municipal census is 232.[6]

In 2006, Bittern Lake had a population of 225 living in 86 dwellings, a 1.8% increase from 2001. The village has an area of 6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi) and a population density of 33.9 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Bittern Lake" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 92. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ Nordin, A. Louise (1983). The Bitter 'n sweet : the history of the Bittern Lake-Sifton District. The Bittern Lake-Sifton History Book Association. p. 161. 
  5. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Bittern Lake". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Bittern Lake - Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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