Tomahawk, Alberta

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Tomahawk, Alberta is located in Alberta
Tomahawk, Alberta
Location of Tomahawk in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°23′46″N 114°45′48″W / 53.39611°N 114.76333°W / 53.39611; -114.76333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 11
Municipal district Parkland County
Settled 1903
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Mayor Rodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
 • Total 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation 765 m (2,510 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 65
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 31
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0E 2H0
Area code(s) 780

Tomahawk, Alberta is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County.[2] It is located on Highway 759, northeast of the Town of Drayton Valley.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 11 and in the federal riding of Yellowhead.


During the fall of 1902 lumberjacks Ed Martin, Chas. (Charles) Lindell, John Kelly, and John L. Croppley scouted along an old pack trail for land. They returned with reports of good land. In March 1903 the first European settlers arrived, traveling along the same trail. In July of the same year the first woman arrived. The original building for Tomahawk School was constructed in 1909. [3]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Tomahawk had a population of 65 living in 30 of its 31 total dwellings, a 0% change from its 2006 population of 65. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 171/km2 (443/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Tomahawk according to Parkland County's 2009 municipal census is 82.[4]

As of 2006, Tomahawk had a total population of 65 living in 26 dwellings. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it has a population density of 172.1/km2 (446/sq mi).[5]


Tomahawk's economy is largely agricultural, though it does profit from the oil and gas industry.[citation needed]

Businesses within Tomahawk include a gas station, a general store, an agricultural dealership, a restaurant, a butcher, a liquour store, and a hotel with a bar.[citation needed]


Just west of Tomahawk is a K-9 school named Tomahawk School. The school has a student population of 125 (as of 2012) and a teaching staff of 9 with 6 other support staff.[6] The school is also the location of a public library, that is part of the TracPac Library System.

Specific information on Tomahawk School is available: [7]

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. ^ Tomahawk Trails. Tomahawk Alberta: Tomahawk Trails Book Club and Silver Tops Club. 1974. ISBN 0-919212-56-5. 
  4. ^ Parkland County (June 29, 2009). "2009 Municipal Census". Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada (2007). "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2006 and 2001 censuses". Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  6. ^ Parkland School Division Page on Tomahawk School
  7. ^ Tomahawk School

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Coordinates: 53°23′46″N 114°45′48″W / 53.39611°N 114.76333°W / 53.39611; -114.76333 (Tomahawk)