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Town of Irricana
Motto(s): Open the Gateway to the Country
Irricana is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°19′08″N 113°36′38″W / 51.31889°N 113.61056°W / 51.31889; -113.61056Coordinates: 51°19′08″N 113°36′38″W / 51.31889°N 113.61056°W / 51.31889; -113.61056
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Rocky View County
 • Village June 9, 1911
 • Town June 9, 2005
 • Mayor Dennis Tracz (Deputy)
 • Governing body Irricana Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation 935 m (3,068 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,216
 • Density 376.1/km2 (974/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span TOM 1BO
Area code(s) -1+403
Highway Highway 9
Waterway Crossfield Creek
Website Official website

Irricana /ˌɪrɪˈkænə/ is a town in southern Alberta, Canada surrounded by Rocky View County. It is located adjacent to Highway 9, approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi) northeast of Calgary, west of the Drumheller badlands.

The name of the town is an contraction of the words "irrigation canals", which are found around the Irricana area.[4]


The name dates the town back to the irrigation projects in the area. By 1909, the town had a post office, hotel and store operated by the Irricana Trading Company.[5] Originally incorporated as a village on June 9, 1911, Irricana changed its status to a town 94 years later on June 9, 2005.[6] Irricana celebrated its centennial in 2011.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Irricana recorded a population of 1,216 living in 473 of its 479 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 1,162. With a land area of 3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 376.5/km2 (975.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Irricana had a population of 1,162 living in 444 of its 480 total dwellings, a -6.5% change from its 2006 population of 1,243. With a land area of 3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 365.4/km2 (946.4/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

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