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Elk Point
Town
Town of Elk Point
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 12
Municipal district County of St. Paul No. 19
Incorporated  
 • Village May 31, 1938
 • Town January 1, 1962
Area (2016)
 • Land 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Elevation 598 m (1,962 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,452
 • Density 295.5/km2 (765/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T0A 1A0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 41
Highway 646
Waterway North Saskatchewan River
Website Official website

Elk Point is a town located in east-central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 41.

A number of oil related businesses have located in Elk Point. Agriculture is also important in the Elk Point area.

Elk Point is located on the North Saskatchewan River which was an fur trade route. Both the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company had posts on the river near Elk Point. Alberta Culture has built an interpretive centre near the remains of Fort George and Buckingham House.

There is a large carved statue of Peter Fidler (a figure from fur trade days) near Elk Point and a mural of Elk Point history near the town centre. The Iron Horse Trail, a rail trail, is nearby. Elk Point was a fur trading post in the fur trade days.

Elk Point celebrated its centennial on June 30 and July 1, 2007.

Geography

Climate

Elk Point has a dry continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The hottest recorded temperature was 38.9 °C (102.0 °F) on July 14, 1941. The coldest recorded temperature was −55.6 °C (−68.1 °F) on December 13, 1911.

Peter Fidler statue
Peter Fidler statue in Elk Point

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Elk Point recorded a population of 1,452 living in 534 of its 642 total private dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,412. With a land area of 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 295.7/km2 (766/sq mi) in 2016.

The Town of Elk Point's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 1,571, a 3.9% increase over its 2007 municipal census population of 1,512.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Elk Point had a population of 1,412 living in 572 of its 619 total dwellings, a -5% change from its 2006 population of 1,487. With a land area of 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi), it had a population density of 289.3/km2 (749/sq mi) in 2011.


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