Smoky Lake

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For the alpine lake, see Smoky Lake (Blaine County, Idaho).
Smoky Lake
Town of Smoky Lake
Motto: Pumpkin Capital of Alberta[1]
Smoky Lake is located in Alberta
Smoky Lake
Smoky Lake
Location of Smoky Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°07′15″N 112°28′24″W / 54.12083°N 112.47333°W / 54.12083; -112.47333Coordinates: 54°07′15″N 112°28′24″W / 54.12083°N 112.47333°W / 54.12083; -112.47333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 12
Municipal district Smoky Lake County
Founded [2] 1916
Incorporated [3]
- Village

March 26, 1923
- Town February 1, 1962
 • Mayor Ernest Brousseau
 • Governing body
 • MP Brian Storseth
 • MLA Colin Piquette
Area (2011)[5]
 • Total 4.20 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Elevation[6] 623 m (2,044 ft)
Population (2011)[5]
 • Total 1,022
 • Density 243.5/km2 (631/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 28
Highway 855
Waterway North Saskatchewan River
Smoky Lake
Website Official website

Smoky Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 116 km (72 mi) northeast of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 28 and Highway 855. It lies between the North Saskatchewan River, Smoky Creek and White Earth Creek, in a mainly agricultural area. The provincial historic site of Victoria Settlement is nearby. Long Lake Provincial Park is located 60 km (37 mi) north of the town. Since time immemorial, the Wood Cree Indians named "Smoking Lake" for the smoke from ceremonies performed on the shore; the name Smoky Lake may also be based in the mist that rose from the lake in great quantities at sundown.[7] One of its churches, the St. Onuphrius Ukrainian-Catholic, built in 1907, has been moved to the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.[8]


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Smoky Lake had a population of 1,022 (living in 430 of its 478 total dwellings), a 1.2% change from its 2006 population of 1,010. With a land area of 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 243.3/km2 (630.2/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

In 2006, Smoky Lake had a population of 1,010 (living in 492 dwellings), a 0.1% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of 4.20 km2 (1.62 sq mi) and a population density of 240.7/km2 (623/sq mi).[9]

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  1. ^ "Town of Smoky Lake". Kalyna Country. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "History". Town of Smoky Lake. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile – Town of Smoky Lake". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ A century of progress : an historical study of the Waskatenau, Smoky Lake, Warspite, Bellis, Vilna and Spedden school communities. The County of Smoky Lake No. 13. 1967. p. 1. ; Friends of Geographical Names of Alberta Society, Place Names of Alberta, volume III
  8. ^ Borys Gengalo, Touring Ukrainian Ottawa, UCPBA of Ottawa
  9. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Smoky Lake - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12. 

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