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|Town of Bonnyville|
Grain elevators, 1974
Location in the MD of Bonnyville No. 87
|Planning region||Lower Athabasca|
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87|
|• Village||September 19, 1929|
|• Town||February 3, 1948|
|• Land||14.17 km2 (5.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||564 m (1,850 ft)|
|• Density||452.1/km2 (1,171/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Forward sortation area||
|Area codes||+1-780, +1-587|
The community derives its name from Father Bonnin, a Roman Catholic priest.
Bonnyville is located on the north shore of Jessie Lake. The lake is an important staging area for thousands of migrating birds, and therefore attracts birdwatchers. Other nearby lakes include Moose Lake and Muriel Lake.
|Source: Statistics Canada|
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bonnyville recorded a population of6,404 living in 2,537 of its 2,986 total private dwellings, a change of 7.2% from its 2016 population of 5,975. With a land area of 14.17 km2 (5.47 sq mi), it had a population density of 451.9/km2 (1,170/sq mi) in 2021.
The population of the Town of Bonnyville according to its 2017 municipal census is 6,422, a change of -7.2% from its 2014 municipal census population of 6,921.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bonnyville recorded a population of 5,975 living in 2,281 of its 2,706 total private dwellings, a -3.9% change from its 2011 population of 6,216. With a land area of 14.18 km2 (5.47 sq mi), it had a population density of 421.4/km2 (1,091/sq mi) in 2016.
Although English is the dominant language in Bonnyville, it is home to a notable Franco-Albertan minority. Its most common non-official mother tongues are Tagalog and Ukrainian.
|Mother tongue, 2016 census||Number of speakers||Percentage|
Visible minorities and Aboriginals
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2016 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group||South Asian||35||0.6%|
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||15||0.3%|
|Total visible minority population||545||10.1%|
|Aboriginal group||First Nations||270||5%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||0||0%|
|Total Aboriginal population||710||13.1%|
In celebration of Bonnyville's centennial year (2007), the town constructed the Centennial Centre, an educational and recreational centre, as an extension of the R. J. Lalonde Arena and the Bonnyville & District Agriplex.
Bonnyville's economy is based on nearby oil reserves and agricultural resources, and benefits from its location between the markets of St. Paul and Cold Lake.
Bonnyville is home to the Bonnyville Pontiacs, a junior hockey team playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and also a senior hockey team, The Bonnyville Senior Pontiacs. The teams plays out of the R. J. Lalonde Arena, which is part of the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre.
Lakeland Catholic School District No. 150 and Northern Lights School Division No. 69 operate public schools within Bonnyville.
- Lakeland Catholic School District No. 150
- École Notre Dame Elementary School (offering kindergarten through grade 4 English and French programming)
- École Dr. Bernard Brosseau School (offering grade 5 through grade 8 English and French programming)
- École Notre Dame High School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)
- Northern Lights School Division No. 69
- Duclos School (offering kindergarten through grade 4 programming)
- H.E. Bourgoin School (offering grade 5 through grade 8 programming)
- Bonnyville Centralized High School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)
- Bonnyville Outreach School (offering grade 9 through grade 12 programming)
Conseil scolaire Centre-Est
- École des Beaux-Lacs (French school offering kindergarten through grade 12 programming)
- Denis Ducharme, former provincial politician
- Tyler Ennis, professional hockey player
- Justin Fontaine, professional hockey player
- Ernie Isley, former provincial politician and mayor
- Jon Kalinski, professional hockey player
- Eugenia "Genia" Leskiw, Canadian politician, Progressive Conservative (MLA 2008-2015)
- Tanner Boser, mixed martial artist
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