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List of summer villages in Alberta

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Distribution of Alberta's 51 summer villages

Summer villages in Alberta are incorporated communities that have permanent populations generally less than 300 permanent inhabitants, as well as seasonal (non-permanent) inhabitants.

Alberta has a total of 51 summer villages that had a cumulative population of 4,605 and an average population of 90 in the 2011 Census.[1] Alberta's largest summer village is Island Lake with a population of 243, while Betula Beach and Kapasiwin are the smallest each with a population of 10.[1]

History

A summer village is a type of municipal status used in Alberta, Canada founded in 1913. It was used in resort areas that were mainly active in the summer and where most residents were seasonal. Cottage owners did not want to pay for municipal services that they didn't need but wished to have a voice in local government of the resort area.[2]

Changes were made to the provincial laws to allow elections to be held in July and to allow seasonal residents to run for office and vote in the summer village without losing these same rights in their place of permanent residence.

In 1995, provincial legislation was changed to prevent the formation of new summer villages.[2] The 54 summer villages that existed at the time[3] were permitted to continue to operate as before.[2]

List

Template:Compact ToC

Name Rural municipality[4] Incorporation date
(summer village)[5]
Municipal
census

population
(year)[6]
Population
(2011)[1]
Population
(2006)[1]
Change
(%)[1]
Land
area
(km²)[1]
Population
density
(per km²)[1]
<span id=A/> Argentia Beach Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of January 1, 1967 Template:Number table sorting/error 15 52 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.69 21.6
<span id=B/> Betula Beach Parkland County January 1, 1960 Template:Number table sorting/error 10 15 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.18 54.5
Birch Cove Lac Ste. Anne County December 31, 1988 Template:Number table sorting/error 45 38 18.4 0.29 157.8
Birchcliff Lacombe County January 1, 1972 Template:Number table sorting/error 112 125 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.98 114.0
Bondiss Athabasca County January 1, 1983 Template:Number table sorting/error 106 131 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.33 79.9
Bonnyville Beach Bonnyville No. 87, M.D. of January 1, 1958 Template:Number table sorting/error 95 97 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.38 253.2
Burnstick Lake Clearwater County December 31, 1991 Template:Number table sorting/error 16 43 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.18 89.9
<span id=C/> Castle Island Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1955 Template:Number table sorting/error 19 22 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.05 361.9
Crystal Springs Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of January 1, 1957 Template:Number table sorting/error 90 112 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.58 156.0
<span id=G/> Ghost Lake Bighorn No. 8, M.D. of December 31, 1953 Template:Number table sorting/error 81 78 3.8 0.63 129.4
Golden Days Leduc County January 1, 1965 Template:Number table sorting/error 141 207 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 2.27 62.0
Grandview Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of January 1, 1967 Template:Number table sorting/error 108 127 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.80 135.6
Gull Lake Lacombe County September 1, 1993 Template:Number table sorting/error 122 204 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.70 174.9
<span id=H/> Half Moon Bay Lacombe County January 1, 1978 Template:Number table sorting/error 38 32 18.8 0.17 229.2
Horseshoe Bay St. Paul No. 19, County of January 1, 1985 Template:Number table sorting/error 37 214 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.04 35.4
<span id=I/> Island Lake Athabasca County January 1, 1958 Template:Number table sorting/error 243 351 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.45 167.8
Island Lake South Athabasca County January 1, 1983 Template:Number table sorting/error 72 105 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.63 114.3
Itaska Beach Leduc County June 30, 1953 Template:Number table sorting/error 20 35 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.28 70.8
<span id=J/> Jarvis Bay Red Deer County January 1, 1986 Template:Number table sorting/error 203 183 10.9 0.55 371.1
<span id=K/> Kapasiwin Parkland County September 1, 1993 14
(2012)
10 15[7] Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.31 32.3
<span id=L/> Lakeview Parkland County October 25, 1913 Template:Number table sorting/error 26 36 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.33 78.8
Larkspur Westlock County January 1, 1985 Template:Number table sorting/error 38 56 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.22 172.0
<span id=M/> Ma-Me-O Beach Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of December 31, 1948 Template:Number table sorting/error 113 155 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.65 173.4
Mewatha Beach Athabasca County January 1, 1978 Template:Number table sorting/error 79 167 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.78 101.9
<span id=N/> Nakamun Park Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1966 Template:Number table sorting/error 36 88 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.41 88.7
Norglenwold Red Deer County January 1, 1965 Template:Number table sorting/error 232 270 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.67 345.2
Norris Beach Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of December 31, 1988 Template:Number table sorting/error 46 40 15.0 0.16 285.5
<span id=P/> Parkland Beach Ponoka County January 1, 1984 Template:Number table sorting/error 124 135 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.93 133.8
Pelican Narrows Bonnyville No. 87, M.D. of July 1, 1979 Template:Number table sorting/error 162 141 14.9 0.70 230.0
Point Alison Parkland County December 31, 1950 10
(2013)
15 15 0.0 0.16 92.9
Poplar Bay Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of January 1, 1967 Template:Number table sorting/error 80 84 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.79 101.0
<span id=R/> Rochon Sands Stettler No. 6, County of May 17, 1929 Template:Number table sorting/error 65[8] 66 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 2.32 28.0
Ross Haven Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1962 Template:Number table sorting/error 137 198 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.70 194.5
<span id=S/> Sandy Beach Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1956 Template:Number table sorting/error 223 239 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 2.43 91.8
Seba Beach Parkland County August 20, 1920 Template:Number table sorting/error 143 203 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.71 201.1
Silver Beach Wetaskiwin No. 10, County of December 31, 1953 Template:Number table sorting/error 52 47 10.6 0.66 78.2
Silver Sands Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1969 154
(2012)
85 173 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 2.35 36.2
South Baptiste Athabasca County January 1, 1983 Template:Number table sorting/error 52 69 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.05 49.6
South View Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1970 76
(2012)
35 115 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.69 51.0
Sunbreaker Cove Lacombe County December 31, 1990 Template:Number table sorting/error 69 137 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.49 140.6
Sundance Beach Leduc County January 1, 1970 Template:Number table sorting/error 82 102 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.42 196.2
Sunrise Beach Lac Ste. Anne County December 31, 1988 Template:Number table sorting/error 149 170 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.72 86.4
Sunset Beach Athabasca County May 1, 1977 Template:Number table sorting/error 44 88 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.99 44.4
Sunset Point Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1959 Template:Number table sorting/error 221 242 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.11 198.6
<span id=V/> Val Quentin Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1966 Template:Number table sorting/error 157 181 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.30 522.5
<span id=W/> Waiparous Bighorn No. 8, M.D. of January 1, 1986 64
(2014)
42 49 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.41 103.0
West Baptiste Athabasca County January 1, 1983 Template:Number table sorting/error 52 104 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.60 86.2
West Cove Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1963 Template:Number table sorting/error 121 169 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.21 100.1
Whispering Hills Athabasca County January 1, 1983 Template:Number table sorting/error 108 125 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.73 62.3
White Sands Stettler No. 6, County of January 1, 1980 Template:Number table sorting/error 91 120 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 1.60 57.0
<span id=Y/> Yellowstone Lac Ste. Anne County January 1, 1965 131
(2012)
124 170 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 0.28 438.5
Total summer villages 4,586 6,140 Template:Number table sorting/Qno/Fyes/Sno/1 41.06 111.7

Former summer villages

Four other communities in Alberta have previously held summer village status – Alberta Beach,[9] Chestermere Lake (now Chestermere),[10] Edmonton Beach (now Spring Lake),[11] and White Gull.[12]

Community Incorporation date
(summer village)
Status change
date
Subsequent
status
Alberta Beach August 23, 1920 January 1, 1999 Village
Chestermere Lake April 1, 1977 March 1, 1993 Town
Edmonton Beach January 1, 1959 January 1, 1999 Village
White Gull January 1, 1983 January 1, 2003 Unincorporated

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 30, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "The History of Summer Villages". Association of Summer Villages of Alberta. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ "1995 Official Population" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Communities Within Specialized and Rural Municipalities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 9, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Profiles: Summary Reports (Towns)" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 17, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2014 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF) (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-2067-5. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2006 Census corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. June 23, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. March 21, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Location and History Profile: Alberta Beach". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  10. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Chestermere". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  11. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Spring Lake". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  12. ^ "Order in Council (O.C.) 461/2002". Government of Alberta. 2002-10-08. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

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