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
Region Central Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Kneehill County
 • Village May 5, 1911
 • Town August 1, 1962
 • Mayor Barry Kletke
 • Governing body Trochu Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 872 m (2,861 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,072
 • Density 380.1/km2 (984/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
Highways Highway 21
Highway 27
Highway 585
Waterway Ghostpine Creek
Website Official 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]




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.[2]

In 2006, Trochu had a population of 1,005 living in 450 dwellings, a 2.7% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi) and a population density of 356.3/km2 (923/sq mi).[8]

In 2001, the town had a population of 1,033.[9]


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,[10] 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,[11] 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), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  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—Trochu history
  5. ^ Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  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. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Trochu—Community Profile". Retrieved June 13, 2007. 
  9. ^ Town of Trochu community profile—Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: November 30, 2005. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE.
  10. ^ Alberta Economic Development—The Arboretum at Trochu
  11. ^ St. Ann's Ranch
  12. ^ CFB Suffield. Foreword to "A History of CFB Suffield" by Sir Martin Farndale, 1982
  13. ^ Mote, Robert. [2] Accessed November 13, 2012.
  14. ^ 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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