Saprae Creek

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Saprae Creek is located in Alberta
Saprae Creek
Saprae Creek
Location of Saprae Creek Alberta

Saprae Creek is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the Regional Municipality (R.M.) of Wood Buffalo.[1] It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of Highway 69, approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Fort McMurray.

2016 wildfire[edit]

On May 4, 2016; The hamlet was evacuated due to the growing fire to the southwest near the Fort McMurray International Airport. By May 5 severe damage was reported to 30% of buildings.[2][3]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Saprae Creek recorded a population of 572 living in 191 of its 215 total private dwellings, a change of −17.6% from its 2011 population of 694. With a land area of 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 158.9/km2 (411.5/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

The population of Saprae Creek in 2012 was 925 according to a municipal census conducted by the R.M of Wood Buffalo.[5]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Saprae Creek had a population of 694 living in 194 of its 204 total dwellings, a 4.5% change from its 2006 population of 664. With a land area of 4.56 km2 (1.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 152.19/km2 (394.2/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Wildfire Update May 5:15 p.m.". Twitter. RMWoodBuffalo. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wildfire Anncocments". Alberta. Govnment of Alberta. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Census 2012: Count Yourself In!" (PDF). Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. p. 24. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 

Coordinates: 56°39′40.73″N 111°09′16.40″W / 56.6613139°N 111.1545556°W / 56.6613139; -111.1545556 (Saprae Creek)