Panorama of Priddis from the Cowboy Trail
|Census division||No. 6|
|Municipal district||M.D. of Foothills No. 31|
|• Governing body|
|Elevation||1,160 m (3,810 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
Priddis is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Foothills No. 31. It is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft). The hamlet is located southwest of the intersection of the Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) and Highway 22X, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Calgary's city limits.
It was named for Charles Priddis, who homesteaded along the Fish Creek in 1886.
Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Priddis.
However, Industry Canada shows that Priddis's greater rural area had a total population of 1,594 living in 645 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 161.8 km2 (62.5 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 6.0/km2 (16/sq mi).
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- Aphrodite Karamitsanis. Place Names of Alberta Volume 2: Southern Alberta
- Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "Priddis - Community demographics (2001 census)". Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
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