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Islay, Alberta


Islay, Alberta

Islay is located in Alberta
Location of Islay Alberta

Islay is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada, within the County of Vermilion River.[1] Previously an incorporated municipality, Islay dissolved from village status on March 15, 1944, to become part of the Municipal District of Vermilion Valley No. 482.[2]

Islay is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Highway 16, approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi) west of Lloydminster. Its first school opened in 1907.[3]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Islay had a population of 208 living in 75 of its 87 total dwellings, a 10.1% change from its 2006 population of 189. With a land area of 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 359/km2 (929/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa:  
  3. ^ Ronaghan, Allen (1973). Earnest-Minded Men : an account of local government in the County of Vermilion River. Kitscoty, Alberta: County of Vermilion River. p. 173. 
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

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