Carvel, Alberta

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Carvel is located in Alberta
Location of Carvel within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21000°W / 53.53083; -114.21000
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 11
Municipal districtParkland County
 • MayorRodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
 • Total19
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)780
WebsiteParkland County

Carvel is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County.[2] It is located on Highway 770, approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Edmonton. The hamlet's name is derived from the novel Richard Carvel by the American writer Winston Churchill.[3]

Carvel's largest building is the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and adjoining community hall.

In August 2008, a memorial to the founding pioneer families of Carvel was placed at the entrance to the church's graveyard.

Carvel is home to the CWHK Weather Radar Station, which functions as central Alberta's main weather radar station with an average range of about 240 km (150 mi).[4] Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21000°W / 53.53083; -114.21000


The population of Carvel according to Parkland County's 2009 municipal census is 19.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Parkland County (June 29, 2009). "2009 Municipal Census". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  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 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 30.
  4. ^ Weather Radar - Carvel