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Village of Veteran
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 4
Special Area No. 4
 • Village June 30, 1914
 • Land 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
795 m (2,608 ft)
 • Total 207
 • Density 246.9/km2 (639/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways 12
Waterways Hamilton Lake

Veteran is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 12 approximately 200 km (120 mi) east of the City of Red Deer. Consort is approximately 25 km (16 mi) to the east, while Coronation is approximately 26 km (16 mi) to the west.


With the promise of land, many people made their way west to homestead in the Veteran area. Their ethnic origins were diverse but they shared in the optimism of a better life for themselves and their families.

Veteran incorporated as a village on June 30, 1914.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Veteran recorded a population of 207 living in 102 of its 112 total private dwellings, a -16.9% change from its 2011 population of 249. With a land area of 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 246.4/km2 (638/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Veteran had a population of 249 living in 104 of its 119 total dwellings, a -15% change from its 2006 population of 293. With a land area of 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 296.4/km2 (768/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Veteran had a population of 293 living in 146 dwellings, a 0.3% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi) and a population density of 349.4/km2 (905/sq mi).


Attractions in Veteran include a campground and a museum. Other facilities within the community include a library, a park, a playground and a skateboard park. Churches within Veteran include the Full Gospel Church and Veteran United Church.

A nearby large hill named Nose Hill has historical significance as it was a meeting spot during the second North-West Rebellion.

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