Bluesky, Alberta

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Bluesky
Bluesky, Alberta is located in M.D. of Fairview
Bluesky, Alberta
Location of Bluesky
Bluesky, Alberta is located in Alberta
Bluesky, Alberta
Bluesky, Alberta (Alberta)
Coordinates: 56°04′26″N 118°14′18″W / 56.0739°N 118.2383°W / 56.0739; -118.2383
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 19
Municipal districtM.D. of Fairview No. 136
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyFairview MD Council
Area
 • Land0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total127
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Bluesky is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136.[2] It is located along Highway 2, east of Fairview in northern Alberta.

Heavy oil was discovered in a well east of the hamlet in 1952, in a geological formation named after the community, Bluesky Formation.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Bluesky recorded a population of 127 living in 60 of its 65 total private dwellings, a change of −22.6% from its 2011 population of 164. With a land area of 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 343.2/km2 (889.0/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Bluesky had a population of 164 living in 64 of its 66 total dwellings, a -36.4% change from its 2006 population of 258. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 432/km2 (1,118/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

Events[edit]

  • Bluefest

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  4. ^ "The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.: A Canadian Hero". Ralf Brooks. Retrieved March 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Coordinates: 56°04′26″N 118°14′18″W / 56.07389°N 118.23833°W / 56.07389; -118.23833 (Bluesky)