Bon Accord, Alberta

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Bon Accord
Town
Town of Bon Accord
Flag of Bon Accord
Bon Accord is located in Alberta
Bon Accord
Bon Accord
Location of Bon Accord in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 113°25′08″W / 53.83278°N 113.41889°W / 53.83278; -113.41889
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtSturgeon County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1964
 • TownNovember 20, 1979
Government
 • MayorBrian Holden
 • Governing bodyBon Accord Town Council
 • MPDane Lloyd
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Elevation625 m (2,051 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total1,461
 • Density366.4/km2 (949/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 28
WebsiteOfficial website

Bon Accord is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 40 km (25 mi) north of downtown Edmonton on Highway 28. The name is derived from the French phrase "Bon Accord", the ancient motto of Aberdeen, Scotland, the ancestral home of a first settler.[6]

The International Dark-Sky Association designated Bon Accord an International Dark Sky Community in August 2015 in recognition of the town's implementation of initiatives to preserve and enhance dark night skies over the community.[7] It was the first community in Canada and eleventh in the world to earn this designation.[8]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bon Accord had a population of 1,461 living in 555 of its 590 total private dwellings, a change of -4.4% from its 2016 population of 1,529. With a land area of 3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 366.2/km2 (948.4/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bon Accord recorded a population of 1,529 living in 560 of its 578 total private dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,488. With a land area of 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 717.8/km2 (1,859.2/sq mi) in 2016.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Bon Accord" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 71. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Government of Alberta. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 22.
  7. ^ "Alberta Town Named First International Dark Sky Community In Canada". International Dark-Sky Association. August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Bon Accord earns international dark sky designation". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia Network. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 113°25′08″W / 53.83278°N 113.41889°W / 53.83278; -113.41889 (Bon Accord)