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Del Bonita
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 3
Municipal district Cardston County
 • Type Unincorporated
1,305 m (4,281 ft)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)

Del Bonita is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Cardston County. It is located approximately 49 km (30 mi) south of Magrath at the junction of Highway 62 and Highway 501. It serves as a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana at the nearby Canada – United States border crossing 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south. Del Bonita is a name derived from Spanish meaning "of the pretty".

Del Bonita lies at an elevation of 1,305 m (4,281 ft), on Shanks Creek, which flows into Shanks Lake and further east into the Milk River.

Del Bonita/Whetstone International Airport (IATA: N/AICAO: CEQ4) is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the settlement, on the United States/Canada border.


Various buildings and artifacts from the Whiskey Gap ghost town have been moved to Del Bonita, including the Whiskey Gap Oil Shed and the Huey Gum Restaurant, Pool Hall and Rooms.


Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Del Bonita.

However, Industry Canada shows that Del Bonita's greater rural area had a total population of 651 living in 143 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 630.5 km2 (243.4 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi).

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