St. Paul, Alberta
|Town of St. Paul|
|Municipal district||County of St. Paul No. 19|
|Incorporated (village)||June 14, 1912|
and name change
|December 15, 1936|
|• Mayor||Glenn Andersen|
|• Governing body||St. Paul Town Council|
|• Total||7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||646 m (2,119 ft)|
|• Density||744.1/km2 (1,927/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Postal code span||T0A|
|Area code(s)||+1-780, +1-587|
St. Paul, originally known as St-Paul-de-Métis or St-Paul-des-Métis, is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada, within the County of St. Paul No. 19. It was known as St. Paul de(s) Métis between 1912 and 1936.
The community was originally founded as a Métis colony in 1896, but the colony later dissolved sometime between 1905 and 1909. After the area was made available to other groups in 1909, primarily the French-Catholic, the community incorporated as the Village of St. Paul de Métis on June 14, 1912, though it was referred to as St. Paul des Métis by June 6, 1922. It then incorporated as the Town of St. Paul on December 15, 1936.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of St. Paul had a population of 5,400 living in 2,169 of its 2,338 total dwellings, a 5.8% change from its 2006 population of 5,106. With a land area of 7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 684.4/km2 (1,772.6/sq mi) in 2011. In 2012, Statistics Canada adjusted St. Paul's 2011 population by an additional 5 people to 5,405 to reflect its 2011 annexation.
In 2006, St. Paul had a population of 5,106 living in 2,011 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi) and a population density of 744.1/km2 (1,927/sq mi).
St. Paul is home to the world's first UFO landing pad, built as a centennial project in an effort to attract both tourists and Martians to the municipality. The pad consists of a raised platform with a map of Canada embossed on the back stop, consisting of stones provided by each province of Canada.
The sign beside the pad reads: "The area under the World's First UFO Landing Pad was designated international by the Town of St. Paul as a symbol of our faith that mankind will maintain the outer universe free from national wars and strife. That future travel in space will be safe for all intergalactic beings, all visitors from earth or otherwise are welcome to this territory and to the Town of St. Paul."
The UFO Landing pad was also featured across Canada as a film crew with Cineplex Entertainment was in the town in May of 2014 filming a pre-show piece to be played in Cineplex movie theatres across Canada throughout the month of June.
- Kyle Brodziak, professional hockey player
- Wilf Martin, former professional hockey player
- Audrey Poitras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta
- Marcel Rocque, curler
- Jamie Sadlowski, former professional power golf driver
- Bernard Trottier, politician
- Stan Smyl, former professional hockey player
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- St. Paul's UFO landing pad
- CBC News TV about St. Paul, Alberta