Lac des Arcs, Alberta

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Lac des Arcs
Lac des Arcs
Lac des Arcs, Alberta is located in Alberta
Lac des Arcs, Alberta
Location of Lac des Arcs in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°03′06″N 115°09′23″W / 51.0517°N 115.1564°W / 51.0517; -115.1564
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 15
Municipal district M.D. of Bighorn No. 8
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 Council
 • Total 0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 144
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 111
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)

Lac des Arcs is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Bighorn No. 8.[2] It is located on the south side of the Bow River opposite the Hamlet of Exshaw and has an elevation of 1,320 metres (4,330 ft). Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) borders Lac des Arcs on the south.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 15 and in the federal riding of Wild Rose.


The wide span of the Bow River adjacent to the Hamlet of Lac des Arcs is also referred to as a lake under the same name, which attracts wind surfers and fishers. The Lafarge Exshaw Plant, a limestone quarry, is developed on the lake's northern shore.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Lac des Arcs recorded a population of 130 living in 53 of its 83 total private dwellings, a change of −9.7% from its 2011 population of 144. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 250.0/km2 (647.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Lac des Arcs had a population of 144 living in 64 of its 111 total dwellings, a 13.4% change from its 2006 population of 127. With a land area of 0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 272/km2 (704/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°03′06″N 115°09′23″W / 51.05167°N 115.15639°W / 51.05167; -115.15639