Waterton Park

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Waterton Park
Hamlet
One of Canada's grand railway hotels the Prince of Wales Hotel a National Historic Site of Canada located at the east entrance of the Park.
One of Canada's grand railway hotels the Prince of Wales Hotel a National Historic Site of Canada located at the east entrance of the Park.
Waterton Park is located in Alberta
Waterton Park
Location of Waterton Park in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°03′06″N 113°54′51″W / 49.0517°N 113.9142°W / 49.0517; -113.9142Coordinates: 49°03′06″N 113°54′51″W / 49.0517°N 113.9142°W / 49.0517; -113.9142
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 3
Improvement District Improvement District No. 4 Waterton
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Alberta Municipal Affairs
Area[1]
 • Total 480.58 km2 (185.55 sq mi)
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 88
 • Density 0.18/km2 (0.47/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 181
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 403 / 587
highways Hwy 5

Waterton Park, commonly referred to as Waterton, is a hamlet in southwestern Alberta, Canada within Improvement District No. 4 Waterton (Waterton Lakes National Park).[2]

It is located at the southwestern terminus of Highway 5, approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi) west of the Town of Cardston and 55 kilometres (34 mi) south of the Town of Pincher Creek. This hamlet is north of Glacier National Park in Montana. It has an elevation of 1,280 metres (4,200 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 3 and in the federal riding of Lethbridge.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Waterton Park recorded a population of 105 living in 39 of its 168 total private dwellings, a change of 19.3% from its 2011 population of 88. With a land area of 485.66 km2 (187.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Waterton Park had a population of 88 living in 31 of its 181 total dwellings, a -45% change from its 2006 population of 160. With a land area of 480.58 km2 (185.55 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1831/km2 (0.4743/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Waterton Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
26.5
(79.7)
30
(86)
31
(88)
34.5
(94.1)
34
(93)
32.8
(91)
29
(84)
19
(66)
20
(68)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
1.3
(34.3)
5.3
(41.5)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(66)
22.5
(72.5)
22
(72)
17.3
(63.1)
11.8
(53.2)
3.1
(37.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
10.6
(51.1)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.8
(37)
6.1
(43)
7.9
(46.2)
6.9
(44.4)
3.4
(38.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−5.8
(21.6)
−9.7
(14.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −40.5
(−40.9)
−50
(−58)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−11
(12)
−6
(21)
−3
(27)
−5
(23)
−12
(10)
−27
(−17)
−34
(−29)
−44.5
(−48.1)
−50
(−58)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.3
(2.335)
46.3
(1.823)
69.3
(2.728)
64.5
(2.539)
94.5
(3.72)
80.8
(3.181)
70.8
(2.787)
69
(2.72)
60.8
(2.394)
65.1
(2.563)
68.7
(2.705)
58.4
(2.299)
807.6
(31.795)
Source: Environment Canada[4]

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