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Village of Ryley
Main street
Main street
Official logo of Ryley
Live the Life of Ryley
Ryley is located in Alberta
Location of Ryley in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°17′22″N 112°25′42″W / 53.28944°N 112.42833°W / 53.28944; -112.42833Coordinates: 53°17′22″N 112°25′42″W / 53.28944°N 112.42833°W / 53.28944; -112.42833
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 10
Municipal districtBeaver County
Founded1909 (as Equity)
 • VillageApril 2, 1910
 • MayorTerry Magneson
 • Governing BodyRyley Village Council
 • CAOGlen "Hambro" Hamilton-Brown
 • Land2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation693 m (2,274 ft)
 • Total483
 • Density185.3/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal Code
Area code(s)780
WaterwaysCreeks to the east form the head of Vermilion River
Amisk Creek to the west runs north to Beaverhill Lake
WebsiteOfficial website

Ryley is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Beaver County, along Highway 14 between the City of Edmonton and the Town of Viking. The City of Camrose is approximately 58 km (36 mi) south of Ryley. The village was named in 1908 after George Urquhart Ryley, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Land Commissioner at the time.[5]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Ryley recorded a population of 483 living in 208 of its 235 total private dwellings, a -2.8% change from its 2011 population of 497. With a land area of 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi), it had a population density of 185.1/km2 (479.3/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Ryley had a population of 497 living in 215 of its 241 total dwellings, an 8.5% change from its 2006 population of 458. With a land area of 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 252.3/km2 (653.4/sq mi) in 2011.[6]


As set out by the Alberta Municipal Government Act, and overseen by Alberta Municipal Affairs, the village is governed by five councillors, who are elected at-large every four years. Terry Magneson is the mayor. The chief administrative officer, Glen Hamilton-Brown, is the head of village administration.


Ryley boasts many facilities, such as Alberta's only indoor swimming pool in a village, a school which operates four days a week, a museum, a three-sheet indoor curling rink, an outdoor skating rink, a skate park, and a community hall.

Living museum and saddlery, George's Harness & Saddlery, with owner/operator Morley Knudslien
The sports grounds

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Ryley" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 541. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  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. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Royal Canadian Legion. Ryley Branch, No. 192. Ladies' Auxiliary. Ryley Branch. Book Committee (1978). Beaver tales : history of Ryley & district. p. 10.
  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.

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