|Village of Myrnam|
|Municipal district||County of Two Hills No. 21|
|• Village||August 22, 1930|
|• Land||2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||605 m (1,985 ft)|
|• Density||121.4/km2 (314/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
Myrnam is a village in east central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of the capital city, Edmonton, and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east-south-east of the town of Two Hills. Its economic base is mixed farming, cattle farming, and grain farming.
Myrnam's post office opened in August 1908, and a small settlement formed around it. It was largely made up of Ukrainian immigrants, and named itself with the Ukrainian phrase meaning "peace to us." The Canadian Pacific Railway established a siding and townsite in 1927, and named it after the original settlement. It was incorporated as a village on August 22, 1930.
The former Myrnam Hospital is featured in a Heritage Minute, documenting the village's contribution to the construction of a larger hospital to service Myrnam and area.
Myrnam is located 5 minutes south of the North Saskatchewan River, which provides both summer and winter recreational opportunities. It is on a flyway for Canada geese, snow geese, and sandhill cranes, providing opportunities for birdwatchers. There are two bird sanctuaries located near Myrnam, and Fort de L'Isle Historical Site is nearby.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Myrnam recorded a population of 339 living in 140 of its 177 total private dwellings, a change of -8.4% from its 2011 population of 370. With a land area of 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 121.5/km2 (315/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the Village of Myrnam had a population of 370 living in 148 of its 176 total dwellings, a change of 2.2% from its 2006 population of 362. With a land area of 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 134.1/km2 (347/sq mi) in 2011.
Events and clubs
- The Myrnam and District Ukrainian Dance Club
- Myrnam Soccer Club
- Annual Softball Tournament (June)
- Myrnam 4-H Club
- Fun and Fair Days (July)
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