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Village of Donnelly
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 19
Municipal district Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130
 • Village January 1, 1956
 • Land 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
595 m (1,952 ft)
 • Total 342
 • Density 262/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highways Highway 2
Highway 49

Donnelly is a village in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130. It is located near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 49, located approximately 65 km (40 mi) south of Peace River and 427 km (265 mi) northwest of Edmonton.


In 1912, a group of 14 settlers from Grouard arrived in the Donnelly area. Marie-Anne Leblanc Gravel was first homesteader.

The community was named after one Mr. Donnelly, a railroad employee.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Donnelly recorded a population of 342 living in 150 of its 170 total private dwellings, a 12.1% change from its 2011 population of 305. With a land area of 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 261.1/km2 (676/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Donnelly had a population of 305 living in 140 of its 166 total dwellings, a 4.1% change from its 2006 population of 293. With a land area of 1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 240.2/km2 (622/sq mi) in 2011.

The population of the Village of Donnelly according to its 2008 municipal census is 374.

According to the 2006 census:

  • Population of 293 living in 135 dwellings, a -16.5% increase from 2001.
  • Land area of 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
  • Population density of 280.9/km2 (728/sq mi).


Donnelly is served by the Donnelly Airport (IATA: YOE, TC LID: CFM4).

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