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Town of Penhold
Motto: "Honouring The Past, Challenging The Future"
Penhold is located in Alberta
Location of Penhold in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°08′08″N 113°52′22″W / 52.13556°N 113.87278°W / 52.13556; -113.87278
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
 • Village May 4, 1904
 • Town September 1, 1980
 • Mayor Michael Yargeau
 • Governing body Penhold Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 871 m (2,858 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 3,277
 • Density 619.9/km2 (1,606/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0M 1R0
Highway Highway 2A
Highway 42
Waterway Red Deer River
Website Official website

Penhold is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Penhold is surrounded by the county of Red Deer No. 23, 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 42. It is located 128 kilometres (80 mi) north of Calgary, along the Red Deer River Home of Penhold Soccer Team 2015 Penhold Oxfurds, 2016 Penhold Stars Silver place winners


Originally, Penhold was one of the many whistle stops along the Canadian Pacific Railway. It incorporated as the Village of Penhold in 1904.

In 1981, the Village of Penhold incorporated as a town as a result of large population growth in the late 1970s.

RCAF/CFS Penhold[edit]

In 1940 a RCAF Manning Depot opened here and was transferred to the RAF to create a flight training school as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1941 to 1944.[5] The base closed and re-opened in 1950 as a flight school for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The base closed one more time in 1965 and became Red Deer Industrial Airport in 1966.[6]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Penhold recorded a population of 3,277 living in 1,235 of its 1,300 total private dwellings, a 38% change from its 2011 population of 2,375. With a land area of 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi), it had a population density of 619.5/km2 (1,604.4/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of the Town of Penhold according to its 2014 municipal census is 2,842,[7] a 14.8% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 2,476.[8]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Penhold had a population of 2,375 living in 889 of its 925 total dwellings, a 20.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,971. With a land area of 5.33 km2 (2.06 sq mi), it had a population density of 445.6/km2 (1,154.1/sq mi) in 2011.[9]


Attractions in Penhold include a museum, a recreation centre with an indoor arena, baseball diamonds, library, a splash park, and an outdoor ice rink. New Facilities including a Campground, Skate Park, 3 Ball Diamonds, a Soccer Field and other Facilities are in construction.


The town is home to two elementary schools, and one High-school. Penhold residents have the ability to keep their children in Penhold from K-12.

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Coordinates: 52°08′N 113°52′W / 52.133°N 113.867°W / 52.133; -113.867 (Penhold)