Calling Lake, Alberta

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Calling Lake
Hamlet
Calling Lake, Alberta is located in Alberta
Calling Lake, Alberta
Location of Calling Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°12′52″N 113°11′49″W / 55.2144°N 113.1969°W / 55.2144; -113.1969Coordinates: 55°12′52″N 113°11′49″W / 55.2144°N 113.1969°W / 55.2144; -113.1969
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 17
Municipal district Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 Council
Area[1]
 • Land 15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Elevation 595 m (1,952 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 448
  Population and land area was calculated by combining the figures for the designated places of Calling Lake and Centre Calling Lake.
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Calling Lake is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17.[3] It is located on Highway 813 along the eastern shore of Calling Lake, immediately north of Calling Lake Provincial Park. It is approximately 59 km (37 mi) north of Athabasca and 113 km (70 mi) south of Wabasca and has an elevation of 595 m (1,952 ft).

The hamlet is located in the federal riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca. The hamlet is the seat of the Jean Baptiste Gambler 183 Indian reserve of the Bigstone Cree Nation.

Calling Lake is recognized as two separate designated places by Statistics Canada – Calling Lake (which includes lands on either side of the Jean Baptiste Gambler 183 Indian reserve) and Centre Calling Lake (which is between the designated place of Calling Lake to the north and Calling Lake Provincial Park to the south).[4]

Infrastructure[edit]

Health services are provided by the Aspen Regional Health Authority, and the community is served by the Calling Lake Airport (TC LID: CFK4).

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, by combining the designated places of "Calling Lake" and "Centre Calling Lake", Calling Lake recorded a population of 448 living in 159 of its 419 total private dwellings, a change of 58.2% from its 2011 population of 369. With a land area of 15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 28.8/km2 (74.6/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

In the 2011 Census, by combining the designated places of "Calling Lake" and "Centre Calling Lake", Calling Lake had a population of 369 living in 134 of its 376 total dwellings, a 10.8% change from its 2006 population of 333. With a land area of 15.24 km2 (5.88 sq mi), it had a population density of 24.21/km2 (62.71/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of Calling Lake according to the M.D. of Opportunity No. 17's 2007 municipal census is 415.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Calling Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
14.0
(57.2)
17.0
(62.6)
29.0
(84.2)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
32.0
(89.6)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88)
27.0
(80.6)
15.0
(59)
9.0
(48.2)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−5.2
(22.6)
1.4
(34.5)
9.4
(48.9)
16.0
(60.8)
20.0
(68)
22.2
(72)
21.3
(70.3)
15.5
(59.9)
8.4
(47.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
−8.1
(17.4)
7.4
(45.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.7
(3.7)
−12.4
(9.7)
−5.7
(21.7)
2.7
(36.9)
9.0
(48.2)
13.6
(56.5)
16.1
(61)
14.8
(58.6)
9.4
(48.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−7.0
(19.4)
−13.7
(7.3)
1.2
(34.2)
Average low °C (°F) −21.4
(−6.5)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−12.7
(9.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.9
(35.4)
7.3
(45.1)
9.9
(49.8)
8.3
(46.9)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.6
(27.3)
−11.5
(11.3)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−5.0
(23)
Record low °C (°F) −46.7
(−52.1)
−45.5
(−49.9)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−30.0
(−22)
−11.5
(11.3)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−21.5
(−6.7)
−35.0
(−31)
−48.0
(−54.4)
−48.0
(−54.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21.7
(0.854)
12.8
(0.504)
14.1
(0.555)
21.2
(0.835)
46.9
(1.846)
73.7
(2.902)
93.6
(3.685)
56.3
(2.217)
35.5
(1.398)
18.8
(0.74)
17.3
(0.681)
16.4
(0.646)
428.3
(16.862)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.5
(0.02)
0.1
(0.004)
1.5
(0.059)
10.3
(0.406)
43.1
(1.697)
73.7
(2.902)
93.6
(3.685)
56.3
(2.217)
35.4
(1.394)
12.1
(0.476)
1.6
(0.063)
0.6
(0.024)
328.5
(12.933)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 23.3
(9.17)
13.6
(5.35)
13.7
(5.39)
11.2
(4.41)
3.9
(1.54)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
6.8
(2.68)
16.5
(6.5)
17.8
(7.01)
107.0
(42.13)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

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