|Town of Bonnyville|
|Motto: It's Multi-Natural|
|Municipal district||M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87|
|• Village||September 19, 1929|
|• Town||February 3, 1948|
|• Land||14.18 km2 (5.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||564 m (1,850 ft)|
|• Density||382/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Postal code span||T9N|
|Area code(s)||+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 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bonnyville recorded a population of 5,417 living in 2,106 of its 2,499 total private dwellings, a -12.9% 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 382.0/km2 (989/sq mi) in 2016.
The population of the Town of Bonnyville according to its 2014 municipal census is 6,921, a 1.2% change from its 2014 municipal census population of 6,837.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bonnyville had a population of 6,216 living in 2,324 of its 2,482 total dwellings, a 6.6% change from its 2006 population of 5,832. With a land area of 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 440.9/km2 (1,142/sq mi) in 2011.
Bonnyville is home to numerous French-speaking residents and many Ukrainian-Canadians.
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||0||0%|
|Total visible minority population||205||3.6%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||0||0%|
|Total Aboriginal population||570||10%|
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.
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