Sandy Lake, Alberta

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This article is about the hamlet. For the lake, see Sandy Lake (Alberta).
Sandy Lake
Sandy Lake, Alberta is located in Alberta
Sandy Lake, Alberta
Location of Sandy Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°48′52″N 113°24′58″W / 55.8144°N 113.4161°W / 55.8144; -113.4161Coordinates: 55°48′52″N 113°24′58″W / 55.8144°N 113.4161°W / 55.8144; -113.4161
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 17
Municipal district Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 Council
 • Total 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
Elevation 565 m (1,854 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 68
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 42
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Sandy Lake, also known as Pelican Mountain, is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17.[2] It is located on Highway 813, between Calling Lake and Wabasca. It has an elevation of 565 metres (1,854 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 17 and in the federal riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca.


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Sandy Lake had a population of 68 living in 27 of its 42 total dwellings, a -26.9% change from its 2006 population of 93. With a land area of 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi), it had a population density of 45.9/km2 (119.0/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Sandy Lake according to the M.D. of Opportunity No. 17's 2007 municipal census is 130.[3]

As of 2006, the community had a total population of 93 living in 33 dwellings.[4] With a land area of 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi), it has a population density of 62.9/km2 (163/sq mi).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  3. ^ Prairie Wind Consulting Inc. (November 2009). "M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 Profile". Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada (2006). "Population and dwelling counts of designated places in Alberta". Retrieved January 12, 2010. 

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