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
Region Edmonton Region
Census division 11
Specialized municipality Strathcona County
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Roxanne Carr
 • Governing body
Elevation 752 m (2,467 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T8G
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 630
Website Strathcona 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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