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Village of Nampa
A Place close to the Heart
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census Division No. 17
Municipal district Northern Sunrise County
 • Village January 1, 1958
 • Land 1.71 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
570 m (1,870 ft)
 • Total 364
 • Density 213.2/km2 (552/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highways 2
Waterways Heart River

Nampa is a village in northwestern Alberta located 27 km south of the Town of Peace River, along Highway 2. Heart River crosses the Highway 2 just north of community. CN Rail owned railway traverses the village.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Nampa recorded a population of 364 living in 156 of its 176 total private dwellings, a 0.6% change from its 2011 population of 362. With a land area of 1.71 km2 (0.66 sq mi), it had a population density of 212.9/km2 (551/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Nampa had a population of 362 living in 164 of its 169 total dwellings, a 0.6% change from its 2006 population of 360. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 194.6/km2 (504/sq mi) in 2011.

The population of the Village of Nampa according to its 2007 municipal census is 373.

According to the 2006 census, Nampa had:

  • a population of 360 living in 168 dwellings, a 3.2% decrease from 2001;
  • a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi); and
  • a population density of 193.8/km2 (502/sq mi).

Recreation and attractions

The Nampa Recreation Centre is the main centre for the community and recreation activities in the community. The facility contains a curling rink, an arena, a dance hall and several conference rooms. Mill Brown Memorial Park has camping and picnic facilities in addition to having baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a creative children’s playground. Other facilities include:

  • Nampa Centennial Playground
  • Legacy Park
  • Nampa and District Pioneer Museum is open during the summer and serves a tourist information centre

Parks and recreational areas in close proximity to the community of Nampa include Wilderness Park The Heart River Golf Course is just north of the village. Green Valley Provincial Park to the northeast in the Heart River valley extends from Nampa to the Town of Peace River providing an important corridor for wildlife.

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