Hastings Lake, Alberta

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Hastings Lake
Hamlet
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake is located in Alberta
Hastings Lake
Hastings Lake
Location of Hastings lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°24′31″N 112°54′7″W / 53.40861°N 112.90194°W / 53.40861; -112.90194Coordinates: 53°24′31″N 112°54′7″W / 53.40861°N 112.90194°W / 53.40861; -112.90194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
Settled 1884
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Rod Frank
 • Governing body
Elevation 744 m (2,441 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T8G
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 14
Website Strathcona County

Hastings Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[1] It is located on the south shore of Hastings Lake, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park. It is 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of Highway 14.

The lake was renamed in 1884 for Tom Hastings, a member of Tyrell's geological survey party. The original name was Kawtikh, which in the Cree language means "the lake that does not freeze".

The large forested area in the Hastings Lake Watershed is a key area for moose and white-tailed deer. With close proximity to the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Wildlife, Grazing and Provincial Recreation Area and the Waskahegan Staging Area, many hiking and cross-country skiing possibilities exists.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Hastings Lake recorded a population of 94 living in 44 of its 80 total private dwellings, a change of 5.6% from its 2011 population of 89. With a land area of 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi), it had a population density of 128.8/km2 (333.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of Hastings Lake according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 87.[4]

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