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Town of Onoway
Welcome sign
Welcome sign
Hub of the Highways
Location in Lac Ste. Anne County
Location in Lac Ste. Anne County
Onoway is located in Alberta
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°42′04″N 114°11′53″W / 53.70111°N 114.19806°W / 53.70111; -114.19806Coordinates: 53°42′04″N 114°11′53″W / 53.70111°N 114.19806°W / 53.70111; -114.19806
Planning regionUpper Athabasca
Municipal districtLac Ste. Anne County
 • VillageJune 25, 1923
 • TownSeptember 1, 2005
 • MayorJudy Tracy
 • Governing bodyOnoway Town Council
 • MPDane Lloyd
 • Land3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)
 • Total1,029
 • Density310.3/km2 (804/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)-1+780 -1+587
HighwaysHighway 43
Highway 37
WaterwayLac Ste. Anne
Sturgeon River
WebsiteOfficial website

Onoway is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 60 km (37 mi) northwest of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 43.

Generally considered to be a misspelling of Onaway, a character in Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Post office established in 1904.[4]

The Canadian National Railway tracks run through the town, which is situated immediately east of Lac Ste. Anne and south of the Sturgeon River. Onoway built and opened a new Elementary school, and the old one is being used as a public library and museum. A new Jr/Sr High school was completed in late 2016 while the old one was demolished and in its place a new outdoor running track is currently being built. Every June, Onoway has a fair weekend, called "Heritage Days"


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Onoway recorded a population of 1,029 living in 355 of its 374 total private dwellings, a -1% change from its 2011 population of 1,039. With a land area of 3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi), it had a population density of 309.9/km2 (802.7/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Onoway had a population of 1,039 living in 375 of its 403 total dwellings, an 18.7% change from its 2006 population of 875. With a land area of 3.34 km2 (1.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 311.1/km2 (805.7/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

The population of the Town of Onoway according to its 2010 municipal census is 1,021.[6]

Onoway Heritage Centre[edit]

The Onoway Heritage Centre is an community facility and museum in the Town of Onoway. Founded by the Onoway and District Historical Guild, the Onoway Heritage Centre was created to be an integral part of the community and helps keep the community of Onoway and district vibrant and active in the present, and, at the same time, tells the story of Onoway and district, both past and present, through exhibits and interactive and engaging programs that inform, inspire and educate.

The Onoway Heritage Centre is location in the old Onoway Elementary School and the Museum is in the old brick house.

The Onoway Museum is Onoway's number one tourist attraction and is a must see. Go back in time to experience life from the past or go see a home from back in the day. Maybe you will take a stroll down main street, then take a stop in the classroom. This amazing experience should be on everyone's bucket-list.

The Onoway Heritage Centre is also a 37,486 sq. ft. multi-use facility available to the community and surrounding area to enable community growth and enrichment and to enhance the quality of life of the people who live and work in the area. Rooms are available on a lease, hourly rental basis and a daily rate to groups, organizations, clubs, families, instructors and businesses to provide opportunities for learning, self-improvement, group interaction and much more. There is 5 classrooms, a conference room, a gym (Alliance Activity Centre), an open area, and a commercial kitchen are available for rental.

For more information about this amazing facility, please check out their website below.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Onoway" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 449. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 29. ISBN 0-7715-9754-1.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  6. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19.

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