Purple Springs

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Purple Springs
Purple Springs is located in Alberta
Purple Springs
Location of Purple Springs in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°48′56″N 111°53′33″W / 49.8156°N 111.8925°W / 49.8156; -111.8925Coordinates: 49°48′56″N 111°53′33″W / 49.8156°N 111.8925°W / 49.8156; -111.8925
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 2
Municipal districtMunicipal District of Taber
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyMunicipal District of Taber Council
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Purple Springs is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Taber.[1] It is located on Highway 3, approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of Taber.


The Government of Alberta established the Purple Springs Grazing Reserve in 1957 that is located 0.8 km away from the community. The reserve is 6,684 acres (27.05 km2) and was the first irrigated grazing reserve in the province.[2]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Purple Springs recorded a population of 29 living in 7 of its 7 total private dwellings, a change of 26.1% from its 2011 population of 23. With a land area of 0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi), it had a population density of 100.0/km2 (259.0/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The Municipal District of Taber's 2016 municipal census counted a population of 44 in Purple Springs,[4] a 7.3% change from the hamlet's 2013 municipal census population of 41.[5]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  2. ^ "Southeast Region Purple Springs". Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. January 14, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "About Us: Population & Statistics". Municipal District of Taber. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "MD Connection (newsletter): Fountain of Youth?" (PDF) (PDF). Municipal District of Taber. Summer 2013. p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2013.[permanent dead link]