North Cooking Lake

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North Cooking Lake
North Cooking Lake is located in Alberta
North Cooking Lake
North Cooking Lake
Location of North Cooking Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°27′41″N 112°56′21″W / 53.46139°N 112.93917°W / 53.46139; -112.93917Coordinates: 53°27′41″N 112°56′21″W / 53.46139°N 112.93917°W / 53.46139; -112.93917
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionEdmonton Region
Census division11
Specialized municipalityStrathcona County
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRod Frank
 • Governing body
752 m (2,467 ft)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-780
HighwaysHighway 630
WebsiteStrathcona County

North Cooking Lake is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County.[1] It is located on Highway 630 and on the northeast shore of Cooking Lake, approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) southeast of Sherwood Park. It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the Waskehegan Staging Area entrance to Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife Provincial Recreation Area.

Due to the multiple lakes nearby with sandy beaches, North Cooking Lake was known as one of Edmonton's recreation and resort spots in the early 1900s (decade). It was so popular that special trains operated to bring vacationers to the North Cooking Lake Station where steamers and motor boats delivered them to different resorts. Once a teeming playground, North Cooking Lake is now a peaceful residential retreat.[2]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, North Cooking Lake recorded a population of 31 living in 9 of its 9 total private dwellings, a change of 34.8% from its 2011 population of 23. With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi), it had a population density of 75.6/km2 (195.8/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of North Cooking Lake according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 59.[4]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ North Cooking Lake Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Census 2015: Overall Results" (PDF). Strathcona County. p. 4. Retrieved June 1, 2016.