Coaldale, Alberta

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Town of Coaldale
Parrish & Heimbecker elevator along the CPR tracks.
Parrish & Heimbecker elevator along the CPR tracks.
Flag of Coaldale
Coaldale is located in Alberta
Location of Coaldale in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°43′40″N 112°37′06″W / 49.72778°N 112.61833°W / 49.72778; -112.61833
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division2
Municipal districtLethbridge County
 • VillageDecember 27, 1919
 • TownJanuary 7, 1952
 • MayorKim Craig
 • Governing bodyCoaldale Town Council
 • Land7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Elevation863 m (2,831 ft)
 • Total8,215
 • Density1,028.5/km2 (2,664/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Forward sortation area
HighwaysHighway 3
Highway 845
WebsiteOfficial website

Coaldale is a town in southern Alberta, Canada, located 11 km (6.8 mi) east of Lethbridge, along the Crowsnest Highway. Coaldale became a village in 1919 and then became incorporated as a town in 1952.[5]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Coaldale recorded a population of 8,215 living in 3,007 of its 3,070 total private dwellings, a 9.6% change from its 2011 population of 7,493. With a land area of 7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,028.2/km2 (2,662.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The Town of Coaldale's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 7,526,[6] an 8.4% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 6,943.[7]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Coaldale had a population of 7,493 living in 2,751 of its 2,844 total dwellings, a 21.3% change from its 2006 population of 6,177. With a land area of 7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 942.5/km2 (2,441.1/sq mi) in 2011.[8]


The main attractions are the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre,[9] the Land o' Lakes Golf Course, and the Gem of the West Museum.[10]

Chin Lakes are located 20 minutes east of Coaldale and offer such recreational services as waterskiing and campfire pits. The Indian Hills Golf Course is nine-hole golf course and is approximately 15 minutes south-west of Coaldale. Across the road is a small campground and a lake, which is commonly regarded as an ideal place for fishing.

McCain Foods has a processing plant in Coaldale, opened in 2000.

Stafford Lake is located approximately 10 minutes east of the town.

The Coaldale Copperheads, playing in the Heritage Junior Hockey League, call the Sportsplex ('The SnakePit') home and have one of the best attending home crowds in the HJHL.[citation needed] They relocated from Lethbridge in 2007.

The Coaldale Cobras (CMHA) are the minor hockey association in Coaldale.

Coaldale is home to six schools: R. I. Baker Middle School[11], Kate Andrews High School, John Davidson School, St.Joseph’s School, Jennie Emery Elementary School, and Coaldale Christian School. Coaldale is also expecting a new schoohl on the northwestern part of town.

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Coaldale" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 17, 2016. p. 148. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  3. ^ a b c "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.
  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). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Coaldale Historical Society (1983). Coaldale : gem of the west, 1900-1983. Coaldale, Alberta. p. 1. ISBN 0-88925-255-6.
  6. ^ "2013 Census Information". Town of Coaldale. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
  10. ^ "Gem of the West Museum". Archived from the original on 2005-08-29. Retrieved 2005-07-26.
  11. ^ "R.I. Baker Middle School website".
  12. ^ Wiebe, Katie Funk and Richard D. Thiessen (2005). "Janz, Benjamin B. (1877-1964)". Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2008-07-31.

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Coordinates: 49°44′N 112°37′W / 49.733°N 112.617°W / 49.733; -112.617 (Coaldale)