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Acme
Village
Village of Acme
Nickname(s): 
The Rural Recreational Capital of Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Kneehill County
Founded 1909
Incorporated  
 • Village July 7, 1910
Area
 (2016)
 • Land 2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Elevation
905 m (2,969 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 653
 • Density 263/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Postal Code
T0M 0A0
Highways Highway 575
Highway 806

Acme is a village in south-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) northeast of Calgary. It was the first village to be incorporated in Kneehill County.

The name Acme is derived from the village's railway heritage. When the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1909, the village's station became the most northernly stop on the company's network. The moniker Acme (of Greek origin, meaning 'the highest point') was thus applied to the community by CPR surveyors of the day. The first train arrived July 7, 1910 and the village was incorporated that day as well.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Acme recorded a population of 653 living in 281 of its 301 total private dwellings, which represents no change from its 2011 population of 653. With a land area of 2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi), it had a population density of 263.3/km2 (682/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Acme had a population of 653 living in 270 of its 295 total dwellings, a -0.5% change from its 2006 population of 656. With a land area of 2.47 km2 (0.95 sq mi), it had a population density of 264.4/km2 (685/sq mi) in 2011.

The population of the Village of Acme according to its 2010 municipal census is 730.

Culture

Cultural facilities within Acme include the Acme Municipal Library and the Acme Community Centre. The community centre replaced the village's Memorial Hall that was lost to fire in 2004.

Attractions

Acme is home to a campground, curling rink, golf course, outdoor pool, outdoor skating rink, beach volleyball pit, soccer field, three ball diamonds, numerous parks, and a senior centre. Squash, racquetball, and wallyball courts are located in a building attached to Acme School.

Clubs and organizations

Acme has a variety of local clubs and societies, including a Royal Canadian Legion branch, a senior association, an Elks of Canada club, a Masonic Lodge, and a variety of other organizations, including multiple church groups.

Climate

Climate data for Acme
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.9
(57)
16.1
(61)
23.9
(75)
30.0
(86)
30.6
(87.1)
34.4
(93.9)
36.5
(97.7)
36.1
(97)
36.7
(98.1)
31.0
(87.8)
23.3
(73.9)
14.4
(57.9)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) -8.7
(16.3)
-3.6
(25.5)
1.4
(34.5)
10.7
(51.3)
17.5
(63.5)
21.7
(71.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
18.4
(65.1)
13.0
(55.4)
2.1
(35.8)
-5.4
(22.3)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) -13.9
(7)
-9.0
(15.8)
-4.2
(24.4)
4.0
(39.2)
10.3
(50.5)
14.6
(58.3)
16.8
(62.2)
16.2
(61.2)
11.1
(52)
5.7
(42.3)
-3.7
(25.3)
-10.7
(12.7)
3.1
(37.6)
Average low °C (°F) -19.2
(-2.6)
-14.5
(5.9)
-10.0
(14)
-2.8
(27)
3.0
(37.4)
7.4
(45.3)
9.3
(48.7)
8.3
(46.9)
3.7
(38.7)
-1.6
(29.1)
-9.6
(14.7)
-16.2
(2.8)
-3.5
(25.7)
Record low °C (°F) -43.3
(-45.9)
-37.8
(-36)
-35.0
(-31)
-21.1
(-6)
-10.0
(14)
-2.8
(27)
-0.6
(30.9)
-1.5
(29.3)
-8.3
(17.1)
-20.6
(-5.1)
-32.8
(-27)
-42.0
(-43.6)
-43.3
(-45.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) N N 22.3
(0.878)
28.3
(1.114)
54.3
(2.138)
69.4
(2.732)
59
(2.32)
N 45.3
(1.783)
18
(0.71)
22.9
(0.902)
N N
Rainfall mm (inches) N 0.0
(0)
1.5
(0.059)
15.1
(0.594)
52.7
(2.075)
69.4
(2.732)
59.0
(2.323)
N 42.0
(1.654)
10.0
(0.394)
1.6
(0.063)
0.3
(0.012)
N
Snowfall cm (inches) N N 20.8
(8.19)
13.1
(5.16)
1.6
(0.63)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.3
(1.3)
8.0
(3.15)
21.3
(8.39)
N N
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