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Alberta Towns
Distribution of Alberta's 107 towns and 11 other communities that meet the legislated population requirements for town status

A town is an urban municipality status type used in the Canadian province of Alberta. Alberta towns are created when communities with populations of at least 1,000 people, where a majority of their buildings are on parcels of land smaller than 1,850 m², apply to Alberta Municipal Affairs for town status under the authority of the Municipal Government Act. Applications for town status are approved via orders in council made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under recommendation from the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Alberta has 108 towns that had a cumulative population of 437,957 and an average population of 4,055 in the 2011 Census. The number of towns increased to 108 on January 1, 2017 when Thorsby changed from village status to town status. Alberta's largest and smallest towns are Okotoks and Granum with populations of 24,511 and 447 respectively.

When a town's population exceeds 10,000 people, the council may request a change to city status, but the change in incorporated status is not mandatory. Towns with populations less than 1,000, whether their populations have declined below 1,000 or they were incorporated as towns prior to the minimum 1,000 population requirement, are permitted to retain town status.

714 elected town officials (108 mayors and 606 councillors) provide town governance throughout the province.

The highest frequency of towns in Alberta is found in the Queen Elizabeth II Highway/Highway 2A corridor between Calgary and Edmonton corridor including, from south to north, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Penhold, Blackfalds, Ponoka and Millet.

List

The below table is a list of only those urban municipalities in Alberta that are incorporated as towns.

The municipalities of Crowsnest Pass and Jasper are not listed because they are incorporated as specialized municipalities, not towns. For more information on specialized municipalities, see Specialized municipalities of Alberta.

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Name Specialized/rural
municipality
Incorporation
date (town)
Municipal
census

population
(year)
Population
(2011)
Population
(2006)
Change
(%)
Land
area
(km²)
Population
density
(per km²)
Athabasca Athabasca County September 19, 1911 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02990.&&&&&02,990 &&&&&&&&&&&02580.&&&&&02,580 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.90000015.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.48000017.48 &&&&&&&&&&&&0171.100000171.1
Banff Improvement District No. 9 (Banff) January 1, 1990 &&&&&&&&&&&08421.&&&&&08,421
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&07584.&&&&&07,584 &&&&&&&&&&&06700.&&&&&06,700 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.20000013.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.8800004.88 &&&&&&&&&&&01555.&&&&&01,555.0
Barrhead Barrhead No. 11, County of November 26, 1946 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&04432.&&&&&04,432 &&&&&&&&&&&04209.&&&&&04,209 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.3000005.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.1000008.10 &&&&&&&&&&&&0547.200000547.2
Bashaw Camrose County May 1, 1964 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0873.&&&&&0873 &&&&&&&&&&&&0796.&&&&&0796 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.7000009.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8400002.84 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.900000306.9
Bassano Newell, County of January 16, 1911 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01282.&&&&&01,282 &&&&&&&&&&&01345.&&&&&01,345 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.300000-4.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.1600005.16 &&&&&&&&&&&&0248.600000248.6
Beaumont Leduc County January 1, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&017720.&&&&&017,720
(2016)
&&&&&&&&&&013284.&&&&&013,284 &&&&&&&&&&&08961.&&&&&08,961 &&&&&&&&&&&&&048.20000048.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.50000010.50 &&&&&&&&&&&01264.8000001,264.8
Beaverlodge Grande Prairie No. 1, County of January 24, 1956 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02365.&&&&&02,365 &&&&&&&&&&&02264.&&&&&02,264 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.5000004.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.5800005.58 &&&&&&&&&&&&0424.&&&&&0424.0
Bentley Lacombe County January 1, 2001 &&&&&&&&&&&01122.&&&&&01,122
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&01073.&&&&&01,073 &&&&&&&&&&&01083.&&&&&01,083 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-1.100000-0.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.3000002.30 &&&&&&&&&&&&0466.300000466.3
Black Diamond Foothills No. 31, M.D. of January 1, 1956 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02373.&&&&&02,373 &&&&&&&&&&&01900.&&&&&01,900 &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.90000024.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.2100003.21 &&&&&&&&&&&&0740.300000740.3
Blackfalds Lacombe County April 1, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&09510.&&&&&09,510
(2016)
&&&&&&&&&&&06300.&&&&&06,300 &&&&&&&&&&&04618.&&&&&04,618 &&&&&&&&&&&&&036.40000036.4 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.36000016.36 &&&&&&&&&&&&0385.&&&&&0385.0
Bon Accord Sturgeon County November 20, 1979 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01488.&&&&&01,488 &&&&&&&&&&&01534.&&&&&01,534 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-4.1000000-3.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.1100002.11 &&&&&&&&&&&&0706.200000706.2
Bonnyville Bonnyville No. 87, M.D. of February 3, 1948 &&&&&&&&&&&06921.&&&&&06,921
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&06216.&&&&&06,216 &&&&&&&&&&&05832.&&&&&05,832 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.6000006.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.10000014.10 &&&&&&&&&&&&0440.700000440.7
Bow Island Forty Mile No. 8, County of February 1, 1912 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02025.&&&&&02,025 &&&&&&&&&&&01790.&&&&&01,790 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.10000013.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.9200005.92 &&&&&&&&&&&&0342.100000342.1
Bowden Red Deer County September 1, 1981 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01241.&&&&&01,241 &&&&&&&&&&&01210.&&&&&01,210 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.6000002.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.7300002.73 &&&&&&&&&&&&0454.700000454.7
Bruderheim Lamont County September 17, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&01348.&&&&&01,348
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&01155.&&&&&01,155 &&&&&&&&&&&01215.&&&&&01,215 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.100000-4.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.2300004.23 &&&&&&&&&&&&0273.200000273.2
Calmar Leduc County January 19, 1954 &&&&&&&&&&&02101.&&&&&02,101
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&01970.&&&&&01,970 &&&&&&&&&&&01959.&&&&&01,959 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.6000000.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.6500004.65 &&&&&&&&&&&&0423.700000423.7
Canmore Bighorn No. 8, M.D. of
Kananaskis Improvement District
June 1, 1966 &&&&&&&&&&013077.&&&&&013,077
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&012288.&&&&&012,288 &&&&&&&&&&012039.&&&&&012,039 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.1000002.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&068.90000068.90 &&&&&&&&&&&&0178.400000178.4
Cardston Cardston County July 2, 1901 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03580.&&&&&03,580 &&&&&&&&&&&03452.&&&&&03,452 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.7000003.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.6400008.64 &&&&&&&&&&&&0414.100000414.1
Carstairs Mountain View County September 1, 1966 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03442.&&&&&03,442 &&&&&&&&&&&02699.&&&&&02,699 &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.50000027.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.53000011.53 &&&&&&&&&&&&0298.400000298.4
Castor Paintearth No. 18, County of June 27, 1910 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0932.&&&&&0932 &&&&&&&&&&&&0931.&&&&&0931 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.1000000.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.7200002.72 &&&&&&&&&&&&0343.100000343.1
Claresholm Willow Creek No. 26, M.D. of August 31, 1905 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03758.&&&&&03,758 &&&&&&&&&&&03700.&&&&&03,700 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.6000001.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&800009.08 &&&&&&&&&&&&0414.&&&&&0414.0
Coaldale Lethbridge County January 7, 1952 &&&&&&&&&&&07526.&&&&&07,526
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&07493.&&&&&07,493 &&&&&&&&&&&06177.&&&&&06,177 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.30000021.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.9500007.95 &&&&&&&&&&&&0942.800000942.8
Coalhurst Lethbridge County June 1, 1995 &&&&&&&&&&&02522.&&&&&02,522
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&01963.&&&&&01,963 &&&&&&&&&&&01523.&&&&&01,523 &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.90000028.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.3900002.39 &&&&&&&&&&&&0820.300000820.3
Cochrane Rocky View County February 15, 1971 &&&&&&&&&&025122.&&&&&025,122
(2016)
&&&&&&&&&&017580.&&&&&017,580 &&&&&&&&&&013760.&&&&&013,760 &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.80000027.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&3000030.03 &&&&&&&&&&&&0585.500000585.5
Coronation Paintearth No. 18, County of April 29, 1912 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0947.&&&&&0947 &&&&&&&&&&&01015.&&&&&01,015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-7.300000-6.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.7300003.73 &&&&&&&&&&&&0253.600000253.6
Crossfield Rocky View County August 1, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&02918.&&&&&02,918
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&02853.&&&&&02,853 &&&&&&&&&&&02668.&&&&&02,668 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.9000006.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.87000011.87 &&&&&&&&&&&&0240.300000240.3
Daysland Flagstaff County April 2, 1907 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0807.&&&&&0807 &&&&&&&&&&&&0818.&&&&&0818 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-2.700000-1.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.7500001.75 &&&&&&&&&&&&0461.200000461.2
Devon Leduc County February 24, 1950 &&&&&&&&&&&06650.&&&&&06,650
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&06510.&&&&&06,510 &&&&&&&&&&&06261.&&&&&06,261 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.72000011.72 &&&&&&&&&&&&0555.600000555.6
Didsbury Mountain View County September 27, 1906 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&04957.&&&&&04,957 &&&&&&&&&&&04305.&&&&&04,305 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.10000015.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&8000016.08 &&&&&&&&&&&&0308.200000308.2
Drayton Valley Brazeau County February 1, 1957 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&07049.&&&&&07,049 &&&&&&&&&&&06893.&&&&&06,893 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.3000002.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.27000012.27 &&&&&&&&&&&&0574.300000574.3
Drumheller Kneehill County
Special Area No. 2
Starland County
Wheatland County
March 2, 1916
January 1, 1998
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&08029.&&&&&08,029 &&&&&&&&&&&07932.&&&&&07,932 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.2000001.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&0107.930000107.93 &&&&&&&&&&&&&074.40000074.4
Eckville Lacombe County July 1, 1966 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01125.&&&&&01,125 &&&&&&&&&&&&0951.&&&&&0951 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.30000018.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.5800001.58 &&&&&&&&&&&&0710.800000710.8
Edson Yellowhead County September 21, 1911 &&&&&&&&&&&08646.&&&&&08,646
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&08475.&&&&&08,475 &&&&&&&&&&&08098.&&&&&08,098 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.7000004.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&029.58000029.58 &&&&&&&&&&&&0286.500000286.5
Elk Point St. Paul No. 19, County of January 1, 1962 &&&&&&&&&&&01646.&&&&&01,646
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&01412.&&&&&01,412 &&&&&&&&&&&01487.&&&&&01,487 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-6.1000000-5.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.8800004.88 &&&&&&&&&&&&0289.100000289.1
Fairview Fairview No. 136, M.D. of April 25, 1949 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03162.&&&&&03,162 &&&&&&&&&&&03297.&&&&&03,297 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.900000-4.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.30000011.30 &&&&&&&&&&&&0279.800000279.8
Falher Smoky River No. 130, M.D. of January 1, 1955 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01075.&&&&&01,075 &&&&&&&&&&&&0941.&&&&&0941 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.20000014.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8700002.87 &&&&&&&&&&&&0374.700000374.7
Fort Macleod Willow Creek No. 26, M.D. of March 29, 1912 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03117.&&&&&03,117 &&&&&&&&&&&03072.&&&&&03,072 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.5000001.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.34000023.34 &&&&&&&&&&&&0133.500000133.5
Fox Creek Greenview No. 16, M.D. of September 1, 1983 &&&&&&&&&&&02112.&&&&&02,112
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&01969.&&&&&01,969 &&&&&&&&&&&02278.&&&&&02,278 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-14.400000-13.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.54000011.54 &&&&&&&&&&&&0170.600000170.6
Gibbons Sturgeon County April 1, 1977 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&03030.&&&&&03,030 &&&&&&&&&&&02642.&&&&&02,642 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.70000014.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.3900007.39 &&&&&&&&&&&&0409.900000409.9
Grande Cache Greenview No. 16, M.D. of September 1, 1983 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&04319.&&&&&04,319 &&&&&&&&&&&03783.&&&&&03,783 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.20000014.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&035.48000035.48 &&&&&&&&&&&&0121.700000121.7
Granum Willow Creek No. 26, M.D. of November 7, 1910 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0447.&&&&&0447 &&&&&&&&&&&&0415.&&&&&0415 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.7000007.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.8700001.87 &&&&&&&&&&&&0239.600000239.6
Grimshaw Peace No. 135, M.D. of February 2, 1953 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02515.&&&&&02,515 &&&&&&&&&&&02537.&&&&&02,537 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-1.100000-0.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.2100007.21 &&&&&&&&&&&&0349.&&&&&0349.0
Hanna Special Area No. 2 April 14, 1914 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02673.&&&&&02,673 &&&&&&&&&&&02847.&&&&&02,847 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-7.900000-6.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.5600008.56 &&&&&&&&&&&&0312.400000312.4
Hardisty Flagstaff County November 9, 1910 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0639.&&&&&0639 &&&&&&&&&&&&0760.&&&&&0760 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-16.100000-15.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.4800005.48 &&&&&&&&&&&&0116.600000116.6
High Level Mackenzie County September 1, 1983 &&&&&&&&&&&03823.&&&&&03,823
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&03641.&&&&&03,641 &&&&&&&&&&&03887.&&&&&03,887 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-7.700000-6.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.99000031.99 &&&&&&&&&&&&0113.800000113.8
High Prairie Big Lakes County January 10, 1950 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02600.&&&&&02,600 &&&&&&&&&&&02785.&&&&&02,785 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-7.400000-6.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.9200007.92 &&&&&&&&&&&&0328.200000328.2
High River Foothills No. 31, M.D. of February 12, 1906 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&012920.&&&&&012,920 &&&&&&&&&&010716.&&&&&010,716 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.60000020.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.27000014.27 &&&&&&&&&&&&0905.500000905.5
Hinton Yellowhead County December 29, 1958 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&09640.&&&&&09,640 &&&&&&&&&&&09738.&&&&&09,738 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-2.1000000-1.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.77000033.77 &&&&&&&&&&&&0285.400000285.4
Innisfail Red Deer County November 20, 1903 &&&&&&&&&&&07953.&&&&&07,953
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&07876.&&&&&07,876 &&&&&&&&&&&07331.&&&&&07,331 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.4000007.4 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.53000019.53 &&&&&&&&&&&&0403.200000403.2
Irricana Rocky View County June 9, 2005 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01162.&&&&&01,162 &&&&&&&&&&&01243.&&&&&01,243 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-7.500000-6.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.1800003.18 &&&&&&&&&&&&0364.900000364.9
Killam Flagstaff County May 1, 1965 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0981.&&&&&0981 &&&&&&&&&&&01019.&&&&&01,019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-4.300000-3.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.5300004.53 &&&&&&&&&&&&0216.300000216.3
Lamont Lamont County May 31, 1968 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01753.&&&&&01,753 &&&&&&&&&&&01669.&&&&&01,669 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.2700009.27 &&&&&&&&&&&&0189.200000189.2
Legal Sturgeon County January 1, 1998 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01225.&&&&&01,225 &&&&&&&&&&&01192.&&&&&01,192 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8000002.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.2200003.22 &&&&&&&&&&&&0381.&&&&&0381.0
Magrath Cardston County July 24, 1907 &&&&&&&&&&&02398.&&&&&02,398
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&02217.&&&&&02,217 &&&&&&&&&&&02081.&&&&&02,081 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.5000006.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.9700004.97 &&&&&&&&&&&&0446.200000446.2
Manning Northern Lights, County of January 1, 1957 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01164.&&&&&01,164 &&&&&&&&&&&01493.&&&&&01,493 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-23.1000000-22.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.4200003.42 &&&&&&&&&&&&0340.&&&&&0340.0
Mayerthorpe Lac Ste. Anne County March 20, 1961 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01398.&&&&&01,398 &&&&&&&&&&&01474.&&&&&01,474 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-6.800000-5.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.7800004.78 &&&&&&&&&&&&0292.700000292.7
McLennan Smoky River No. 130, M.D. of February 11, 1948 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0809.&&&&&0809 &&&&&&&&&&&&0824.&&&&&0824 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-2.200000-1.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.5800003.58 &&&&&&&&&&&&0226.200000226.2
Milk River Warner No. 5, County of February 7, 1956 &&&&&&&&&&&&0892.&&&&&0892
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0811.&&&&&0811 &&&&&&&&&&&&0816.&&&&&0816 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-1.400000-0.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.3900002.39 &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.600000339.6
Millet Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of September 1, 1983 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02092.&&&&&02,092 &&&&&&&&&&&02068.&&&&&02,068 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.2000001.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.7400003.74 &&&&&&&&&&&&0558.700000558.7
Morinville Sturgeon County April 21, 1911 &&&&&&&&&&&09893.&&&&&09,893
(2016)
&&&&&&&&&&&08569.&&&&&08,569 &&&&&&&&&&&06775.&&&&&06,775 &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.50000026.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.34000011.34 &&&&&&&&&&&&0755.600000755.6
Mundare Lamont County January 4, 1951 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0855.&&&&&0855 &&&&&&&&&&&&0712.&&&&&0712 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.10000020.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.2000004.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&0203.600000203.6
Nanton Willow Creek No. 26, M.D. of August 9, 1907 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02132.&&&&&02,132 &&&&&&&&&&&02055.&&&&&02,055 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.7000003.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.8000004.80 &&&&&&&&&&&&0443.900000443.9
Okotoks Foothills No. 31, M.D. of June 1, 1904 &&&&&&&&&&028016.&&&&&028,016
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&024511.&&&&&024,511 &&&&&&&&&&017150.&&&&&017,150 &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.90000042.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.24000019.24 &&&&&&&&&&&01273.8000001,273.8
Olds Mountain View County July 1, 1905 &&&&&&&&&&&08617.&&&&&08,617
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&08235.&&&&&08,235 &&&&&&&&&&&07253.&&&&&07,253 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.50000013.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.87000014.87 &&&&&&&&&&&&0553.800000553.8
Onoway Lac Ste. Anne County September 1, 2005 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01039.&&&&&01,039 &&&&&&&&&&&&0875.&&&&&0875 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.70000018.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.3400003.34 &&&&&&&&&&&&0311.500000311.5
Oyen Special Area No. 3 September 1, 1965 &&&&&&&&&&&01006.&&&&&01,006
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0973.&&&&&0973 &&&&&&&&&&&01015.&&&&&01,015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.900000-4.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.9300004.93 &&&&&&&&&&&&0197.400000197.4
Peace River Northern Lights, County of
Northern Sunrise County
Peace No. 135, M.D. of
December 1, 1919 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&06729.&&&&&06,729 &&&&&&&&&&&06315.&&&&&06,315 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.6000006.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.92000025.92 &&&&&&&&&&&&0259.600000259.6
Penhold Red Deer County September 1, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&02842.&&&&&02,842
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&02375.&&&&&02,375 &&&&&&&&&&&01971.&&&&&01,971 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.50000020.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.3300005.33 &&&&&&&&&&&&0445.300000445.3
Picture Butte Lethbridge County January 1, 1960 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01650.&&&&&01,650 &&&&&&&&&&&01592.&&&&&01,592 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.6000003.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.9000002.90 &&&&&&&&&&&&0569.500000569.5
Pincher Creek Pincher Creek No. 9, M.D. of May 12, 1906 &&&&&&&&&&&03619.&&&&&03,619
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&03685.&&&&&03,685 &&&&&&&&&&&03625.&&&&&03,625 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.7000001.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.19000010.19 &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.600000361.6
Ponoka Ponoka County October 15, 1904 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&06773.&&&&&06,773 &&&&&&&&&&&06576.&&&&&06,576 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&5000013.05 &&&&&&&&&&&&0519.200000519.2
Provost Provost No. 52, M.D. of December 29, 1952 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02041.&&&&&02,041 &&&&&&&&&&&02072.&&&&&02,072 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-2.500000-1.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.9300004.93 &&&&&&&&&&&&0413.800000413.8
Rainbow Lake Mackenzie County September 1, 1995 &&&&&&&&&&&&0938.&&&&&0938
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0870.&&&&&0870 &&&&&&&&&&&&0965.&&&&&0965 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-10.200000-9.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&4000011.04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&078.80000078.8
Raymond Warner No. 5, County of July 1, 1903 &&&&&&&&&&&04202.&&&&&04,202
(2016)
&&&&&&&&&&&03743.&&&&&03,743 &&&&&&&&&&&03225.&&&&&03,225 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.10000016.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.8500006.85 &&&&&&&&&&&&0546.100000546.1
Redcliff Cypress County August 5, 1912 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&05588.&&&&&05,588 &&&&&&&&&&&05116.&&&&&05,116 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.2000009.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.20000016.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&0344.900000344.9
Redwater Sturgeon County December 31, 1950 &&&&&&&&&&&02116.&&&&&02,116
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&01915.&&&&&01,915 &&&&&&&&&&&02202.&&&&&02,202 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-14.1000000-13.0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.12000020.12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&095.20000095.2
Rimbey Ponoka County December 13, 1948 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02378.&&&&&02,378 &&&&&&&&&&&02252.&&&&&02,252 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.6000005.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.34000011.34 &&&&&&&&&&&&0209.700000209.7
Rocky Mountain House Clearwater County August 31, 1939 &&&&&&&&&&&07220.&&&&&07,220
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&06933.&&&&&06,933 &&&&&&&&&&&06874.&&&&&06,874 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.9000000.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.99000012.99 &&&&&&&&&&&&0533.600000533.6
Sedgewick Flagstaff County May 1, 1966 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0857.&&&&&0857 &&&&&&&&&&&&0891.&&&&&0891 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-4.200000-3.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.6000002.60 &&&&&&&&&&&&0329.100000329.1
Sexsmith Grande Prairie No. 1, County of October 15, 1979 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02418.&&&&&02,418 &&&&&&&&&&&01969.&&&&&01,969 &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.80000022.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.43000013.43 &&&&&&&&&&&&0180.100000180.1
Slave Lake Lesser Slave River No. 124, M.D. of August 2, 1965 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&06782.&&&&&06,782 &&&&&&&&&&&06703.&&&&&06,703 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.2000001.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.18000014.18 &&&&&&&&&&&&0478.400000478.4
Smoky Lake Smoky Lake County February 1, 1962 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01022.&&&&&01,022 &&&&&&&&&&&01010.&&&&&01,010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.2000001.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.2000004.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&0243.500000243.5
Spirit River Spirit River No. 133, M.D. of September 18, 1951 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01025.&&&&&01,025 &&&&&&&&&&&01148.&&&&&01,148 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-11.300000-10.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8100002.81 &&&&&&&&&&&&0365.400000365.4
St. Paul St. Paul No. 19, County of December 15, 1936 &&&&&&&&&&&06004.&&&&&06,004
(2014)
&&&&&&&&&&&05400.&&&&&05,400 &&&&&&&&&&&05106.&&&&&05,106 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.8000005.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.8900007.89 &&&&&&&&&&&&0684.700000684.7
Stavely Willow Creek No. 26, M.D. of May 25, 1912 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&&0505.&&&&&0505 &&&&&&&&&&&&0435.&&&&&0435 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.10000016.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.6200001.62 &&&&&&&&&&&&0311.300000311.3
Stettler Stettler No. 6, County of November 23, 1906 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&05748.&&&&&05,748 &&&&&&&&&&&05445.&&&&&05,445 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.6000005.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.12000013.12 &&&&&&&&&&&&0438.200000438.2
Stony Plain Parkland County December 10, 1908 &&&&&&&&&&016127.&&&&&016,127
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&015051.&&&&&015,051 &&&&&&&&&&012363.&&&&&012,363 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.70000021.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&035.61000035.61 &&&&&&&&&&&&0422.700000422.7
Strathmore Wheatland County July 6, 1911 &&&&&&&&&&013327.&&&&&013,327
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&012305.&&&&&012,305 &&&&&&&&&&010280.&&&&&010,280 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.70000019.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.28000027.28 &&&&&&&&&&&&0451.&&&&&0451.0
Sundre Mountain View County January 1, 1956 &&&&&&&&&&&02695.&&&&&02,695
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&02610.&&&&&02,610 &&&&&&&&&&&02523.&&&&&02,523 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.4000003.4 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.16000011.16 &&&&&&&&&&&&0233.900000233.9
Swan Hills Big Lakes County January 1, 1967 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01465.&&&&&01,465 &&&&&&&&&&&01645.&&&&&01,645 &&&&&&&&&&&&0-11.100000-10.9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.44000025.44 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.60000057.6
Sylvan Lake Red Deer County May 20, 1946 &&&&&&&&&&014310.&&&&&014,310
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&012327.&&&&&012,327 &&&&&&&&&&010250.&&&&&010,250 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.30000020.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.62000015.62 &&&&&&&&&&&&0789.400000789.4
Taber Taber, M.D. of July 1, 1907 &&&&&&&&&&&08380.&&&&&08,380
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&08104.&&&&&08,104 &&&&&&&&&&&07591.&&&&&07,591 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.8000006.8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&9000015.09 &&&&&&&&&&&&0537.200000537.2
Thorsby Leduc County January 1, 2017 &&&&&&&&&&&01025.&&&&&01,025
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0951.&&&&&0951 &&&&&&&&&&&&0945.&&&&&0945 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.6000000.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.8700003.87 &&&&&&&&&&&&0245.700000245.7
Three Hills Kneehill County January 1, 1929 &&&&&&&&&&&03230.&&&&&03,230
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&03198.&&&&&03,198 &&&&&&&&&&&03089.&&&&&03,089 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.5000003.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.6300005.63 &&&&&&&&&&&&0567.800000567.8
Tofield Beaver County September 10, 1909 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&02182.&&&&&02,182 &&&&&&&&&&&01876.&&&&&01,876 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.30000016.3 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.1700008.17 &&&&&&&&&&&&0267.100000267.1
Trochu Kneehill County August 1, 1962 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01072.&&&&&01,072 &&&&&&&&&&&01005.&&&&&01,005 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.7000006.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8200002.82 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.100000380.1
Turner Valley Foothills No. 31, M.D. of September 1, 1977 &&&&&&&&&&&02511.&&&&&02,511
(2015)
&&&&&&&&&&&02167.&&&&&02,167 &&&&&&&&&&&01908.&&&&&01,908 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.60000013.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.4500005.45 &&&&&&&&&&&&0397.600000397.6
Two Hills Two Hills No. 21, County of January 1, 1955 &&&&&&&&&&&01431.&&&&&01,431
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&01379.&&&&&01,379 &&&&&&&&&&&01047.&&&&&01,047 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.70000031.7 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.3100003.31 &&&&&&&&&&&&0416.300000416.3
Valleyview Greenview No. 16, M.D. of February 5, 1957 &&&&&&&&&&&01972.&&&&&01,972
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&01761.&&&&&01,761 &&&&&&&&&&&01725.&&&&&01,725 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.1000002.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.6600009.66 &&&&&&&&&&&&0182.200000182.2
Vauxhall Taber, M.D. of January 1, 1961 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01288.&&&&&01,288 &&&&&&&&&&&01069.&&&&&01,069 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.50000020.5 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.8800002.88 &&&&&&&&&&&&0447.600000447.6
Vegreville Minburn No. 27, County of August 15, 1906 &&&&&&&&&&&05758.&&&&&05,758
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&05717.&&&&&05,717 &&&&&&&&&&&05519.&&&&&05,519 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.6000003.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.92000013.92 &&&&&&&&&&&&0410.600000410.6
Vermilion Vermilion River, County of August 27, 1906 &&&&&&&&&&&04545.&&&&&04,545
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&03930.&&&&&03,930 &&&&&&&&&&&04036.&&&&&04,036 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-3.400000-2.6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.69000013.69 &&&&&&&&&&&&0287.&&&&&0287.0
Viking Beaver County November 10, 1952 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01041.&&&&&01,041 &&&&&&&&&&&01085.&&&&&01,085 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.900000-4.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.7600003.76 &&&&&&&&&&&&0277.100000277.1
Vulcan Vulcan County June 15, 1921 0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{1}}} &&&&&&&&&&&01836.&&&&&01,836 &&&&&&&&&&&01940.&&&&&01,940 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-6.600000-5.4 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.5800006.58 &&&&&&&&&&&&0279.&&&&&0279.0
Wainwright Wainwright No. 61, M.D. of July 14, 1910 &&&&&&&&&&&06289.&&&&&06,289
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&05925.&&&&&05,925 &&&&&&&&&&&05426.&&&&&05,426 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.2000009.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.9100008.91 &&&&&&&&&&&&0665.400000665.4
Wembley Grande Prairie No. 1, County of August 1, 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&01410.&&&&&01,410
(2012)
&&&&&&&&&&&01383.&&&&&01,383 &&&&&&&&&&&01443.&&&&&01,443 &&&&&&&&&&&&&0-5.800000-4.2 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.5400004.54 &&&&&&&&&&&&0304.800000304.8
Westlock Westlock County January 7, 1947 &&&&&&&&&&&05147.&&&&&05,147
(2015)
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Whitecourt Woodlands County December 20, 1971 &&&&&&&&&&010574.&&&&&010,574
(2013)
&&&&&&&&&&&09605.&&&&&09,605 &&&&&&&&&&&08971.&&&&&08,971 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.1000007.1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.14000026.14 &&&&&&&&&&&&0367.400000367.4
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New towns

New town is a former urban municipal status in Alberta that is no longer in use. The authority to incorporate a community as a new town came from The New Towns Act, which was chapter 39 of the Statutes of Alberta, 1956.

At least 12 communities incorporated as a new town between 1956 and 1967. Cynthia and Drayton Valley were the first communities in Alberta to incorporate as new towns on June 1, 1956. Drayton Valley did so after only six months of incorporation as a village, and was also the community that operated under new town status for the shortest period – eight months from June 1, 1956 to February 1, 1957.

The last community to incorporate as a new town was Fox Creek on July 19, 1967. Fox Creek was previously unincorporated prior to this date. It remained a new town for just over sixteen years until September 1, 1983 when it changed to town status.

Rainbow Lake was the last community to be recognized as a new town. Its status was changed to that of a town in 1994 when numerous former acts under the authority of Alberta Municipal Affairs were transitioned into the current Municipal Government Act. Rainbow Lake was also the community that operated under new town status for the longest period – nearly 28 years from September 1, 1966 to May 2, 1994.

Other communities that applied for new town status included Slave Lake and Smith. Slave Lake applied, despite already being incorporated, to access additional provincial funding but the application was denied by the provincial cabinet. In the case of Smith, after applying in 1968, its application was denied after the province's feasibility study for the community determined Smith was unlikely to attract further economic development.

Below is a list of the 12 communities that were once incorporated as a new town. All but one of them are resource communities in northern or west–central Alberta and were recently founded communities at their dates of incorporation as new towns. St. Albert was the only community that was not in northern or west–central Alberta and had been incorporated as its own municipality since December 7, 1899.

Former new town Incorporation date
(new town)
Previous
status
Subsequent status
change date
Subsequent
status
Cynthia June 1, 1956 Unincorporated May 1, 1959 Hamlet
Drayton Valley June 1, 1956 Village February 1, 1957 Town
Fort McMurray June 30, 1964 Town September 1, 1980 City
Fox Creek July 19, 1967 Unincorporated September 1, 1983 Town
Grande Cache September 1, 1966 Unincorporated September 1, 1983 Town
High Level June 1, 1965 Hamlet September 1, 1983 Town
Hinton November 1, 1956 Hamlet December 29, 1958 Town
Lodgepole July 1, 1956 Unincorporated March 1, 1970 Hamlet
Rainbow Lake September 1, 1966 Unincorporated May 2, 1994 Town
St. Albert January 1, 1957 Town July 3, 1962 Town
Swan Hills September 1, 1959 Unincorporated January 1, 1967 Town
Whitecourt August 15, 1961 Village December 20, 1971 Town

Former towns

All cities in Alberta and the former cities of Fort McMurray and Strathcona previously held town status in their histories. Other communities that previously held town status include Beverly, Big Valley, Blairmore, Bowness, Carmangay, Coleman, Cynthia, Diamond City, Forest Lawn, Gleichen, Grand Centre, Grouard, Irvine, Jasper Place, Lac La Biche, Lodgepole, Montgomery and Youngstown. Of these, the villages of Big Valley, Carmangay and Youngstown are the only communities that remain incorporated municipalities. The others either amalgamated to form other municipalities (Blairmore, Coleman, Grand Centre and Lac La Biche), were absorbed through annexation by Calgary (Bowness, Forest Lawn and Montgomery) or Edmonton (Beverly and Jasper Place) or dissolved to become hamlets under the jurisdiction of municipal districts (Cynthia, Diamond City, Gleichen, Grouard, Irvine and Lodgepole).

Town status eligibility

The villages of Stirling and Nobleford, with populations of 1,090 and 1,000 respectively, meet the legislated population requirements for town status. There are also at least nine hamlets – Cardiff, Clairmont, Dunmore, Fort Chipewyan, La Crete, Lac La Biche, Langdon, Springbrook, and Wabasca – that meet the population requirements for town status.

City status eligibility

There are currently nine towns – Beaumont, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Stony Plain, Strathmore, Sylvan Lake and Whitecourt – that are eligible for city status having populations in excess of 10,000. Of these, Okotoks is undertaking a community visioning exercise in which city status is expected to be addressed, while Beaumont is currently investigating city status with community engagement in 2016. In 2009, the Town of Hinton expressed interest in incorporating as a city once it surpasses 10,000 people. Its population in 2011 was 9,640. In 2016, the Town of Morinville is conducting a municipal census in which it is anticipated the town will surpass 10,000; thus the town is investigating city status as well as a specialized municipality model with Sturgeon County.

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