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Kananaskis Improvement District
Improvement district
Kananaskis Country within the improvement district
Kananaskis Country within the improvement district
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Alberta's Rockies
Census division No. 15
Established January 1, 1983
Renamed April 1, 1996
Area (2016)
 • Land 4,213.95 km2 (1,627.02 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 221
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Website kananaskisid.ca

Kananaskis Improvement District is an improvement district in Alberta, Canada. It is located within Alberta's Rockies, sharing much of its boundaries with Kananaskis Country.

The administrative centre of the improvement district is Kananaskis Village.

History

The following is the incorporation history of Kananaskis Improvement District.

  • April 1, 1945 – Improvement District (I.D.) No. 161, I.D. No. 192, and a portion of I.D. No. 193 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 33
  • January 1, 1969 – I.D. No. 33 amalgamated with I.D. No. 27 to form I.D. No. 6, while adjacent I.D. No. 46 and I.D. No. 50 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 8
  • January 1, 1983 – portions of I.D. No. 6 and portions of I.D. No. 8 amalgamated to form I.D. No. 5
  • April 1, 1996 – the name of I.D. No. 5 changed to Kananaskis Improvement District

Communities and localities

There are no communities located within Kananaskis Improvement District.

The following localities are located within Kananaskis Improvement District:

Localities

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Kananaskis Improvement District recorded a population of 221 living in 58 of its 79 total private dwellings, a change of -11.2% from its 2011 population of 249. With a land area of 4,213.95 km2 (1,627.02 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, Kananaskis Improvement District had a population of 249 living in 28 of its 65 total dwellings, a change of -42% from its 2006 population of 429. With a land area of 4,210.72 km2 (1,625.77 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi) in 2011.

28th G8 Summit in Canada

On June 26 and June 27, 2002, the area hosted the 28th G8 Summit. This annual "Group of 8" Summit was held in Kananaskis Village at the Kananaskis Resort (also called the "Delta Lodge at Kananaskis"). This was the second time Canada used a lodge venue for the G8 Summit, after its inaugural 7th G7 Summit at Montebello, Quebec in 1981. So far, it is the only G8 Summit to be held in western Canada. The 2002 conference pumped some $300-million into the Kananaskis and Alberta economy; however, security cost taxpayers in excess of $200-million.

Climate

Kananaskis experiences a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc).

Climate data for Kananaskis
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19
(66)
18
(64)
19
(66)
26.1
(79)
29.5
(85.1)
31.1
(88)
33.9
(93)
33.3
(91.9)
31
(88)
27.2
(81)
19.5
(67.1)
16.1
(61)
33.9
(93)
Average high °C (°F) -1.8
(28.8)
0.7
(33.3)
4.2
(39.6)
9.4
(48.9)
14.1
(57.4)
18.2
(64.8)
21.5
(70.7)
21.1
(70)
16.5
(61.7)
10.8
(51.4)
2.5
(36.5)
-1.4
(29.5)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) -7.5
(18.5)
-5.1
(22.8)
-1.7
(28.9)
3.1
(37.6)
7.6
(45.7)
11.4
(52.5)
14.1
(57.4)
13.6
(56.5)
9.4
(48.9)
4.8
(40.6)
-2.5
(27.5)
-6.7
(19.9)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) -13.2
(8.2)
-10.9
(12.4)
-7.7
(18.1)
-3.2
(26.2)
1
(34)
4.5
(40.1)
6.6
(43.9)
6.1
(43)
2.3
(36.1)
-1.2
(29.8)
-7.6
(18.3)
-11.9
(10.6)
-2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) -45.6
(-50.1)
-43.5
(-46.3)
-40.6
(-41.1)
-31.1
(-24)
-21.7
(-7.1)
-8.3
(17.1)
-2.5
(27.5)
-4
(25)
-14
(7)
-29
(-20)
-37
(-35)
-42.2
(-44)
-45.6
(-50.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28.6
(1.126)
26.6
(1.047)
46.5
(1.831)
52.6
(2.071)
91.6
(3.606)
89.7
(3.531)
68.9
(2.713)
72.7
(2.862)
67.4
(2.654)
36
(1.42)
28.4
(1.118)
29
(1.14)
637.8
(25.11)
Source: Environment Canada

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