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Bonnyville
Town
Town of Bonnyville
Flag of Bonnyville
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Official logo of Bonnyville
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Motto: It's Multi-Natural
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 12
Municipal district M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87
Incorporated  
 • Village September 19, 1929
 • Town February 3, 1948
Area (2016)
 • Land 14.18 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 5,417
 • 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
Highways Highway 28
Buffalo Trail
Waterways Moose Lake
Beaver River
Website Official website

Bonnyville is a town situated in east-central Alberta between Cold Lake and the St. Paul. The surrounding Municipal District (M.D.) of Bonnyville No. 87's municipal office is located in Bonnyville.

The community derives its name from Father Bonnin, a Roman Catholic priest.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Federal census
population history
Year Pop. ±%
1996 5,100 —    
2001 5,709 +11.9%
2006 5,832 +2.2%
2011 6,216 +6.6%
2016 5,417 −12.9%
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
White 4,950 86.5%
Visible minority group
Source:
South Asian 35 0.6%
Chinese 10 0.2%
Black 10 0.2%
Filipino 45 0.8%
Latin American 10 0.2%
Arab 90 1.6%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 205 3.6%
Aboriginal group
Source:
First Nations 160 2.8%
Métis 390 6.8%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 15 0.3%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 570 10%
Total population 5,725 100%

Attractions

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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