Veteran, Alberta

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Village of Veteran
Veteran is located in Alberta
Location of Veteran
Coordinates: 52°00′13″N 111°07′25″W / 52.00361°N 111.12361°W / 52.00361; -111.12361Coordinates: 52°00′13″N 111°07′25″W / 52.00361°N 111.12361°W / 52.00361; -111.12361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 4
Special Area No. 4
 • Mayor Pat Gorcak
 • Governing body Veteran Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation 795 m (2,608 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 249
 • Density 297.0/km2 (769/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways 12
Waterways Hamilton Lake
Website Official website

Veteran is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 12 approximately 200 km (120 mi) east of the City of Red Deer. Consort is approximately 25 km (16 mi) to the east, while Coronation is approximately 26 km (16 mi) to the west.


With the promise of land, many people made their way west to homestead in the Veteran area. Their ethnic origins were diverse but they shared in the optimism of a better life for themselves and their families.[2]

Veteran incorporated as a village on June 30, 1914.[3]


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Veteran had a population of 249 living in 104 of its 119 total dwellings, a -15% change from its 2006 population of 293. With a land area of 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 296.4/km2 (767.7/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In 2006, Veteran had a population of 293 living in 146 dwellings, a 0.3% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi) and a population density of 349.4/km2 (905/sq mi).[4]


Attractions in Veteran include a campground and a museum.[5] Other facilities within the community include a library, a park, a playground and a skateboard park.[5] Churches within Veteran include the Full Gospel Church and Veteran United Church.[6]

A nearby large hill named Nose Hill has historical significance as it was a meeting spot during the second North-West Rebellion.[citation needed]


Veteran has its own curling club with three sheets of ice[7] as well as an arena.[5]


Veteran School serves 60 students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 9. Senior high students attend school in Consort.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Angus Anderson, Elbe Anderson and Shirley Vetter (1977). Where the Prairie Meets the Hills : Veteran, Loyalist and Hemaruka Districts. Veteran, Alberta: Veteran Regional History. 
  3. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Veteran". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Veteran - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  5. ^ a b c "Facilities". Village of Veteran. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Churches". Village of Veteran. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  7. ^ "Veteran Curling Club". Village of Veteran. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  8. ^ "Education". Village of Veteran. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 

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