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Eckville
Town
Town of Eckville
Flag of Eckville
Flag
Motto: Community of Choice
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Incorporated  
 • Village November 3, 1921
 • Town July 1, 1966
Area (2016)
 • Land 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,125
 • Density 703.3/km2 (1,822/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T0M 0X0
Area code(s) 1+403
Highways Highway 766
Waterways Medicine River
Website Official website

Eckville is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located west of Red Deer on Highway 766 just north of Highway 11.

History

Eckville gets its name from A. E. T. Eckford, a pioneer citizen. Eckville relocated to its current location in 1912, after the Canadian Northern Railway completed its local line. The current location on the Canadian Northern Railway was briefly known as Kootuk, but the name Eckville prevailed. Eckville was incorporated as a village in 1921 and became a town in 1966.

Geography

Climate

Eckville experiences a climate that is borderline between subarctic (Köppen climate classification Dfc) and humid continental (Dfb).

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Eckville recorded a population of 1,125 living in 443 of its 465 total private dwellings, which represents no change from its 2011 population of 1,125. With a land area of 1.6 km2 (0.62 sq mi), it had a population density of 703.1/km2 (1,821/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Eckville had a population of 1,125 living in 436 of its 485 total dwellings, an 18.3% change from its 2006 population of 951. With a land area of 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi), it had a population density of 712.0/km2 (1,844/sq mi) in 2011.

The population of the Town of Eckville according to its 2007 municipal census is 1,002.

Culture

Eckville is home to several festivals and events throughout the year:

  • Eckville Indoor Rodeo
  • Bull-arena
  • Eckville 50s & 60s Dance Jamboree
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • Eckville Winter Carnival
  • Tree-lighting Ceremony

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