Paradise Valley, Alberta

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Paradise Valley
Village
Village of Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley is located in Alberta
Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley
Location of Paradise Valley in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°1′52″N 110°17′41″W / 53.03111°N 110.29472°W / 53.03111; -110.29472Coordinates: 53°1′52″N 110°17′41″W / 53.03111°N 110.29472°W / 53.03111; -110.29472
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCounty of Vermilion River
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1964
Government[2]
 • MayorMary Arnold
 • Governing bodyParadise Valley Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation630 m (2,070 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total179
 • Density285/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code spanT0B 3R0
Area code(s)780
HighwaysHighway 897
Highway 614

Paradise Valley is a village in central Alberta, Canada, located just off Highway 897 about 37 kilometres (23 mi) south of Kitscoty.

The economic base of the village is largely agricultural. Nearby hog operations and the Co-Op seed cleaning plant also contribute to local production.

History[edit]

Paradise Valley has a long and rich agricultural history. The town was once host to six grain elevators along the rail line. Now, only one still stands, having been converted to the Climb Thru Time Museum. The project was spearheaded by Parke Dobson and Don Purser, as well as numerous others in the community.

The first school in the town was opened in 1930.[4]

Climate[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Paradise Valley recorded a population of 179 living in 73 of its 76 total private dwellings, a 2.9% change from its 2011 population of 174. With a land area of 0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 284.1/km2 (735.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Paradise Valley had a population of 174 living in 68 of its 77 total dwellings, a -4.9% change from its 2006 population of 183. With a land area of 0.57 km2 (0.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 305.3/km2 (790.6/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

Facilities[edit]

There are several churches and a K-12 school in Paradise Valley. There is a public arena and curling rink on the north side of town that also houses a cafe.

The village office, post office, firehall and village shop are all located downtown. The Agricultural Society Hall and Alberta Treasury Branch can also be found downtown.

Paradise Valley is home to a café and Climb Thru Time Museum (run by the Paradise Valley Historical Society).

Events[edit]

Paradise Valley is the home of the Three Cities Arena, the site of the Three Cities Park and the site of the annual Three Cities Fair. Three Cities refers to Paradise Valley and the nearby hamlets of McLaughlin and Rivercourse.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Paradise Valley" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 505. Retrieved October 23, 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. ^ Ronaghan, Allen (1973). Earnest-Minded Men : an account of local government in the County of Vermillion River. Kitscoty, Alberta: County of Vermillion River. p. 282.
  5. ^ Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.