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 divisionNo. 15
Municipal districtM.D. of Bighorn No. 8
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyM.D. of Bighorn No. 8 Council
Area
 • Total0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation
1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total130
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
83
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)

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.[1]

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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.

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