Hythe, Alberta

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Hythe
Village of Hythe
Location in County of Grande Prairie
Location in County of Grande Prairie
Hythe is located in Alberta
Hythe
Hythe
Location in County of Grande Prairie
Coordinates: 55°19′51″N 119°33′23″W / 55.33083°N 119.55639°W / 55.33083; -119.55639Coordinates: 55°19′51″N 119°33′23″W / 55.33083°N 119.55639°W / 55.33083; -119.55639
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Planning regionUpper Peace
Municipal districtCounty of Grande Prairie No. 1
Founded1928
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageAugust 31, 1929
Government
 • MayorGary Burgess
 • Governing bodyHythe Village Council
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Elevation
745 m (2,444 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total827
 • Density201.9/km2 (523/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 43
WaterwaysBeaverlodge River
WebsiteOfficial website

Hythe is a village surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 in northwestern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 43 approximately 58 km (36 mi) northwest of the City of Grande Prairie and 73 km (45 mi) southeast of the City of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

History[edit]

Hythe's post office was established in 1914 and named after Hythe, Kent in England.[3] The community was incorporated as a village on August 31, 1929.[1]

Geography[edit]

Hythe is located in an area known as the Peace River Country that straddles northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Hythe recorded a population of 827 living in 289 of its 320 total private dwellings, a 0.9% change from its 2011 population of 820. With a land area of 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 201.7/km2 (522.4/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hythe had a population of 820 living in 296 of its 329 total dwellings, a -0.1% change from its 2006 population of 821. With a land area of 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 199.0/km2 (515.5/sq mi) in 2011.[13]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hythe and area is driven by agriculture, forestry and oil and gas.[14]

Arts and culture[edit]

The village hosts an annual agricultural fair[15] and celebrates an annual South Peace Centennial Museum Day.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

Recreational amenities in Hythe include a hockey arena, a curling rink and ball diamonds.[16] It also has an outdoor swimming pool[citation needed] and is home to the Hythe Motor Speedway, which operates annually between May and September.[14]

Education[edit]

Hythe Regional School, operated by Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76, offers kindergarten through grade nine schooling to children of Hythe and nearby communities.[17] After junior high, local senior high students attend Beaverlodge Regional High School in the nearby Town of Beaverlodge,[18] which is located 16 km (9.9 mi) to the southeast.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Hythe" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 393. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "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.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 67.
  4. ^ "Map of Peace Country, Alberta and BC Canada". DiscoverthePeaceCountry.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Table 5: Population of urban centres, 1916-1946, with guide to locations". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. pp. 397–400.
  6. ^ "Table 6: Population by sex, for census subdivisions, 1956 and 1951". Census of Canada, 1956. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1958.
  7. ^ "Table 9: Population by census subdivisions, 1966 by sex, and 1961". 1966 Census of Canada. Western Provinces. Population: Divisions and Subdivisions. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1967.
  8. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Population: Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977.
  9. ^ "Table 2: Census Subdivisions in Alphabetical Order, Showing Population Rank, Canada, 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Census subdivisions in decreasing population order. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. ISBN 0-660-51563-6.
  10. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. pp. 100–108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  11. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  12. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ a b "Hythe, Alberta". Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hythe Ag Fair". Village of Hythe. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  16. ^ "Play Here". Village of Hythe. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "Hythe Regional School: School Profile". Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  18. ^ "Beaverlodge Regional High School: Parent & Student Handbook, 2016–2017" (PDF). Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76. p. 16. Retrieved March 11, 2017.

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