Coronation, Alberta

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Town of Coronation
Motto: A Royal Town on the move
Coronation is located in Alberta
Location of Coronation in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°05′16″N 111°26′00″W / 52.08778°N 111.43333°W / 52.08778; -111.43333Coordinates: 52°05′16″N 111°26′00″W / 52.08778°N 111.43333°W / 52.08778; -111.43333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Paintearth No. 18
 • Village December 16, 1911
 • Town April 29, 1912
 • Mayor Mark Stannard
 • Governing body Coronation Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 790 m (2,590 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 940
 • Density 259.9/km2 (673/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T0C 1C0
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways Highway 12
Highway 872
Waterways Ribstone Creek
Website Official website

Coronation is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada, within the County of Paintearth No. 18. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 872, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the Saskatchewan border.


Coronation was incorporated as a town on September 27, 1911. After moving south from the Haneyville, some distance north of its present location to be congruent with rail lines, Coronation was expected to be a hub town.[clarification needed] However, larger towns such as Calgary and Red Deer began to evolve into cities and Coronation was forgotten in that regard.

Relying on its farming population, Coronation eventually erected three grain elevators which remained landmarks until their destruction in the summer of 2002. Other landmarks include the water tower that was remodeled in the late 1990s, the caboose that is painted a regal red, and the lighted crown at the town's entrance that was built by a team of Hutterites in the early 2000s.



Coronation experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Coronation recorded a population of 940 living in 405 of its 442 total private dwellings, a −0.7% change from its 2011 population of 947. With a land area of 3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi), it had a population density of 259.7/km2 (672.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Coronation had a population of 947 living in 391 of its 455 total dwellings, a -6.7% change from its 2006 population of 1,015. With a land area of 3.73 km2 (1.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 253.9/km2 (657.6/sq mi) in 2011.[6]


The economy is supported primarily by farming, ranching, and the oil patch.[citation needed]


Coronation hosts a rodeo every June that includes calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding and chuckwagon events. The rodeo also features a parade and a pancake breakfast.[citation needed]

Coronation also hosts the Coronation Town and Country Fair, which includes exhibits such as academic displays, botanical achievements and artistic entries.[citation needed]


Health care[edit]

The town is home to the Coronation and District Hospital with an assisted living complex annexed to the facility.[citation needed]


The town has numerous recreational facilities including an indoor skating and hockey arena, a curling rink, baseball fields, a soccer field, an outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds and parks.[citation needed]

Religious facilities include an Evangelical Free Church, a United Church.[citation needed]


The Clearview School District operates Coronation School within the town, which had 374 students in 2009.[citation needed]


The East Central Alberta Review is the local newspaper that provides coverage for Coronation.[7]

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