Sexsmith, Alberta

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Town of Sexsmith
Nickname(s): Grain capital of the British Empire
Sexsmith is located in Alberta
Location of Sexsmith in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°21′3″N 118°46′57″W / 55.35083°N 118.78250°W / 55.35083; -118.78250Coordinates: 55°21′3″N 118°46′57″W / 55.35083°N 118.78250°W / 55.35083; -118.78250
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
 • Village April 12, 1929
 • Town October 15, 1979
 • Mayor Claude Lagace
 • Governing body Sexsmith Town Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 13.24 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 724 m (2,375 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 2,620
 • Density 197.9/km2 (513/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H 3C0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 2
Highway 59
Website Official website

Sexsmith is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 2, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the City of Grande Prairie.

Sexsmith is located in the Peace River Country region of Alberta, one of the most fertile growing areas in the province. The town was once known as the "grain capital of the British Empire"; in a 10-year period from 1939 till 1949 it shipped more grain than any other port in the empire.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Sexsmith recorded a population of 2,620 living in 873 of its 937 total private dwellings, a change of 8.4% from its 2011 population of 2,418. With a land area of 13.24 km2 (5.11 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.9/km2 (512.5/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Sexsmith had a population of 2,418 living in 807 of its 848 total dwellings, a change of 22.8% from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,969. With a land area of 13.43 km2 (5.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 180.0/km2 (466.3/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of the Town of Sexsmith according to its 2007 municipal census was 2,255.[5]

Below is a summary of Sexsmith's population growth since 1996.


Encana owns an oil and natural gas liquid processing plant with a total capacity of 115,000 barrels per day, from wells drilled into the Montney Formation.[8]


Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Sexsmith Vipers
Ice Hockey Sexsmith Arena


Sexsmith has three schools:

Sexsmith is also the home of a post-secondary institution:

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