Priddis, Alberta

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Panorama of Priddis from the Cowboy Trail
Panorama of Priddis from the Cowboy Trail
Priddis, Alberta is located in Alberta
Priddis, Alberta
Location of Priddis in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°53′10″N 114°19′46″W / 50.8861°N 114.3294°W / 50.8861; -114.3294Coordinates: 50°53′10″N 114°19′46″W / 50.8861°N 114.3294°W / 50.8861; -114.3294
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 6
Municipal district M.D. of Foothills No. 31
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Reeve Larry Spilak
 • Governing body
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Priddis is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Foothills No. 31.[1] 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.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 6 and in the federal riding of Macleod.

It was named for Charles Priddis, who homesteaded along the Fish Creek in 1886.[2]


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).[3]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ Aphrodite Karamitsanis. Place Names of Alberta Volume 2: Southern Alberta
  3. ^ Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "Priddis - Community demographics (2001 census)". Retrieved 2010-02-07.