Lac des Arcs, Alberta

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Lac des Arcs
Hamlet
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
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 Council
Area[1]
 • 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.

Lake[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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