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Town of Eckville
Flag of Eckville
Motto: Community of Choice
Eckville is located in Alberta
Location of Eckville in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Founded 1905
Incorporated 1921
 • Mayor Helen Posti
 • Governing body Eckville Town Council
 • MP Blaine Calkins (Wetaskiwin-Cons)
 • MLA Joe Anglin (Rocky Mountain House-Wildrose Party)
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 930 m (3,050 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,125
 • Density 710.8/km2 (1,841/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T0M 0X0
Area code(s) 1+403
Highways Highway 766
Waterways Medicine River
Website Official website

Eckville is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located west of Red Deer on Highway 766 just north of Highway 11.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Climate 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Culture 4
  • Education 5
  • Notable people 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Eckville gets its name from the founder Arthur E.T. Eckford, the landowner of the original Eckville. Eckville relocated to its current location in 1912, after the Canadian Northern Railway completed its local line. The current location on the Canadian Northern Railway was briefly known as Kootuk, but the name Eckville prevailed. Eckville was incorporated as a village in 1921 and became a town in 1966.



Eckville experiences a climate that is borderline between subarctic (Köppen climate classification Dfc) and humid continental (Dfb).


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Eckville had a population of 1,125 living in 436 of its 485 total dwellings, a 18.3% change from its 2006 population of 951. With a land area of 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi), it had a population density of 712.0/km2 (1,844.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Eckville according to its 2007 municipal census is 1,002.[5]

In 2006, Eckville had a population of 951 living in 388 dwellings, a 6.7% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi) and a population density of 600.8/km2 (1,556/sq mi).[6]


Eckville is home to several festivals and events throughout the year:

  • Eckville Indoor Rodeo
  • Bull-arena
  • Eckville 50s & 60s Dance Jamboree
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • Eckville Winter Carnival
  • Tree-lighting Ceremony


Eckville has two public schools, Eckville Junior/Senior High School and Eckville Elementary. The town is relatively close to Sylvan Lake and many students from Eckville attend schools there. Eckville is also a short drive from Red Deer College.

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Town of Eckville. "Town Council". Archived from the original on 23 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eckville, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (15 September 2009). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  6. ^  

External links

  • Official website
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