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Town of Blackfalds
Blackfalds is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
 • Village June 17, 1904
 • Town April 1, 1980
 • Land 16.58 km2 (6.40 sq mi)
880 m (2,890 ft)
 • Total 10,470
 • Density 631.4/km2 (1,635/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2021)
 • Estimate (2020)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Forward sortation area
T0M 0J0
Area codes +1 403, +1 587
Highway Highway 2A
Waterways Blindman River
Red Deer River

Blackfalds is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located along Highway 2A 13.5 km north of Red Deer. The town's name, Waghorn (for Walter Waghorn, post master), changed in 1903 to Blackfalds, after Blackfalds, a Scottish hamlet.


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The population of the Town of Blackfalds according to its 2021 municipal census is 11,015, a change of 9.7% from its 2018 municipal census population of 10,125. At its current population, Blackfalds is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Blackfalds recorded a population of 9,328 living in 3,302 of its 3,552 total private dwellings, a 48.1% change from its 2011 population of 6,300. With a land area of 16.44 km2 (6.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 567.4/km2 (1,470/sq mi) in 2016.


The town has many public facilities such as:

  • Blackfalds Public Library, Located in the Blackfalds Cultural Centre (town hall)
  • Blackfalds Optimist Sk8 Deck, Sk8 Deck Skateboard Park is located at the Blackfalds Multi-Plex
  • Tayles Water Spray Park, Located next to the Cultural Centre
  • Blackfalds All-Star Park, Located at the southwest corner of Blackfalds.
  • Blackfalds Multiplex, home to the ice arena, Banquet Room, and Ag Room.
  • Blackfalds Abbey Multi-Purpose Fitness Facility and Outdoor Aquatic Centre


The Blackfalds Bulldogs, formerly the Calgary Mustangs, of the AJHL will begin play in Blackfalds in 2021.


The town has three public schools in the Wolf Creek school district and one catholic school in the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools district:

  • Iron Ridge Elementary Campus
  • Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus
  • Iron Ridge Junior Campus; and
  • St. Gregory the Great Catholic School.
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