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East Coulee
Former hamlet
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 5
Municipality Town of Drumheller
 • Land 1.39 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
675 m (2,215 ft)
 • Total 148
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)

East Coulee is a community within the Town of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. It was previously a hamlet within the former Municipal District (MD) of Badlands No. 7 prior to the MD's amalgamation with the former City of Drumheller on January 1, 1998. It is also recognized as a designated place by Statistics Canada.

East Coulee is located on Highway 10, approximately 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Drumheller's main townsite and 112 km (70 mi) northeast of Calgary. It lies in the Red Deer River valley and has an elevation of 675 m (2,215 ft). The community is within Census Division No. 5 and in the federal riding of Crowfoot.

Hoodoos Drumheller
Hoodoos near East Coulee

It was one of the filming locations of the television series MythQuest.



As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, East Coulee recorded a population of 148 living in 87 of its 119 total private dwellings, a change of 5.7% from its 2011 population of 140. With a land area of 1.39 km2 (0.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 106.5/km2 (276/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, East Coulee had a population of 140 living in 77 of its 95 total dwellings, a -20.9% change from its 2006 population of 177. With a land area of 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 123/km2 (320/sq mi) in 2011.

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