Trochu, Alberta

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Town of Trochu
Trochu is located in Alberta
Location of Trochu in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°49′25″N 113°13′58″W / 51.82361°N 113.23278°W / 51.82361; -113.23278Coordinates: 51°49′25″N 113°13′58″W / 51.82361°N 113.23278°W / 51.82361; -113.23278
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division5
Municipal districtKneehill County
 • VillageMay 5, 1911
 • TownAugust 1, 1962
 • MayorBarry Kletke
 • Governing bodyTrochu Town Council
 • Land2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation872 m (2,861 ft)
 • Total1,058
 • Density381.1/km2 (987/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 21
Highway 27
Highway 585
WaterwayGhostpine Creek
WebsiteOfficial website

Trochu /ˈtrʃ/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Three Hills at the junction of Highway 21 and Highway 585, in Kneehill County.

The town is named for Armand Trochu, the settler who founded the St. Anne Ranch Trading Company on the present site of the town in 1903.[4]




In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Trochu recorded a population of 1,058 living in 421 of its 472 total private dwellings, a -1.3% change from its 2011 population of 1,072. With a land area of 2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 380.6/km2 (985.7/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

The Town of Trochu's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 1,067,[6] a 4.1% decrease from its 2009 municipal census population of 1,113.[7]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Trochu had a population of 1,072 living in 414 of its 429 total dwellings, a 6.7% change from its 2006 population of 1,005. With a land area of 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi), it had a population density of 380.1/km2 (984.6/sq mi) in 2011.[8]


The main industry is agriculture, though the oil and gas industry is bringing more and more revenue into the area.


Trochu is home to an arboretum,[9] which is home to over 1,000 trees and shrubs of over 100 species, as well as various native and non-native flowering plant species, and showy floral displays.

Also located nearby is St. Ann's Ranch,[10] a bed and breakfast on a historical site, TL Bar Ranch, and the Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park.

Trochu also has a local museum and has recreational venues including an arena, a curling rink, an outdoor swimming pool, a campground and ball diamonds.


Amenities in Trochu include a youth centre, a seniors' drop-in centre and an extended care facility (formerly the Trochu Hospital).

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Trochu" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 660. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Town of Trochu Archived September 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine—Trochu history
  5. ^ Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Town of Trochu – Minutes for the Council Meeting held June 11, 2012" (PDF). Town of Trochu. June 11, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  9. ^ Alberta Economic Development Archived February 18, 2004, at the Wayback Machine—The Arboretum at Trochu
  10. ^ St. Ann's Ranch Archived February 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ CFB Suffield. Foreword to "A History of CFB Suffield" by Sir Martin Farndale, 1982
  12. ^ Mote, Robert. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Accessed November 13, 2012.
  13. ^ Gerein, Keith. "Al Purvis hockey leader, Edmonton automotive icon: Businessman earned Olympic gold", Edmonton Journal, August 16, 2009. Accessed August 17, 2009.

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