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Village of Halkirk
Halkirk Grain Elevator 2007
Halkirk Grain Elevator 2007
Halkirk is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Halkirk is located in Canada
Location in Canada
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Paintearth No. 18
 • Village February 10, 1912
 • Land 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
835 m (2,740 ft)
 • Total 92
 • Density 151.9/km2 (393/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403
Highways Highway 12

Halkirk is a village in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Paintearth No. 18. It is located 122 kilometres (76 mi) east of Red Deer at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 855. Founded in 1912, Halkirk was named after Halkirk, Scotland. With commercial operations beginning on December 1, 2012, Capital Power Corporation operates Alberta's third largest wind farm (largest until December 2021, when the Whitla and Blackspring projects reached full operation), with 83 Vestas windmills in the area totalling 150MW capacity.


Halkirk is located in an area surrounded by prairies, farmland, and badlands.


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In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Halkirk recorded a population of 112 living in 55 of its 56 total private dwellings, a -7.4% change from its 2011 population of 121. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 183.6/km2 (476/sq mi) in 2016.

Attractions and amenities

Landmarks within Halkirk include its water tower and grain elevator. The grain elevator, formerly owned by Alberta Wheat Pool and later Agricore, is now owned by a local family.

Recreation facilities within the village include a curling rink, baseball diamonds, camping facilities, and rodeo grounds. The rodeo grounds host the annual Halkirk Bullarama – a rodeo-style bull riding competition.

Other facilities include the Halkirk Community Hall, the Halkirk Senior Centre, and an interdenominational church. The community hall hosts numerous private and public social events throughout the year.


Halkirk is within an agricultural region that yields a cross-section of products. In addition, there are several industrial operations located near Halkirk, including a mining operation, a power generating station, and oilfield support services among others.


The Village of Halkirk was home to the Mother Theresa Halkirk Catholic School until 2016. It was decided by the East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Board in March, 2016 to close the school indefinitely due to a decline in numbers of students.

Infrastructure and services


Halkirk is served by several transport companies that travel along Highway 12.


The natural gas system is owned by the Village of Halkirk and is supplied by The Paintearth Gas Co-op. Municipal water is supplied by the Shirley McClellan Regional Water Commission. The sanitation system is owned and operated by the village. Power is supplied by ATCO Electric.

Community organizations

Two service clubs in Halkirk include the ELKS Club and the Halkirk Seniors club, both of which host several events throughout the year.

Notable people

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