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Blackie, 1913
Blackie, 1913
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Calgary Metropolitan Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Foothills County
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Land 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
 • Total 314
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403, 587, 825

Blackie is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Foothills County. It is located approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Calgary on Highway 799.


The community was named after John Stuart Blackie, a Scottish scholar. Previously incorporated as a village on December 30, 1912, Blackie dissolved to hamlet status on August 31, 1997.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Blackie recorded a population of 314 living in 126 of its 147 total private dwellings, a change of -8.5% from its 2011 population of 343. With a land area of 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 413.2/km2 (1,070/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 census, Blackie had a population of 343 living in 138 of its 149 total dwellings, a 0.3% change from its 2006 population of 342. With a land area of 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 464/km2 (1,200/sq mi) in 2011.

Notable residents

  • Jeremy Colliton - professional ice hockey centre, head coach Chicago Blackhawks
  • George Groeneveld - Member of the Legislature of Alberta for Highwood, November 22, 2004 - April 23, 2012
  • "Boxcar" Pat Egan - former professional ice hockey defenseman
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