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Bluesky
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Coordinates: 56°04′26″N 118°14′18″W / 56.0739°N 118.2383°W / 56.0739; -118.2383
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 19
Municipal district M.D. of Fairview No. 136
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 127
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Bluesky is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136. It is located along Highway 2, east of Fairview in northern Alberta.

Heavy oil was discovered in a well east of the hamlet in 1952, in a geological formation named after the community, Bluesky Formation.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Bluesky recorded a population of 127 living in 60 of its 65 total private dwellings, a change of -22.6% from its 2011 population of 164. With a land area of 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 343.2/km2 (889/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Bluesky had a population of 164 living in 64 of its 66 total dwellings, a −36.4% change from its 2006 population of 258. With a land area of 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 432/km2 (1,120/sq mi) in 2011.

Events

  • Bluefest

Notable residents

  • Hubert Brooks, RCAF officer and Olympic gold medalist
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