Hythe, Alberta

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Hythe
Village
Village of Hythe
Hythe is located in Alberta
Hythe
Hythe
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
Region Northern Alberta
Census Division No. 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Founded 1928
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village August 31, 1929
Government
 • Mayor Gary Burgess
 • Governing body Hythe Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 827
 • Density 201.9/km2 (523/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H 2C0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 43
Waterways Beaverlodge River
Website Official 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.[5]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hythe and area is driven by agriculture, forestry and oil and gas.[6]

Arts and culture[edit]

The village hosts an annual agricultural fair[7] 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.[8] It also has an outdoor swimming pool[citation needed] and is home to the Hythe Motor Speedway, which operates annually between May and September.[6]

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.[9] After junior high, local senior high students attend Beaverlodge Regional High School in the nearby Town of Beaverlodge,[10] 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 "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. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ a b "Hythe, Alberta". Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hythe Ag Fair". Village of Hythe. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Play Here". Village of Hythe. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Hythe Regional School: School Profile". Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ "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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