East Prairie Metis Settlement

East Prairie Metis Settlement is a Metis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada within Big Lakes County.[4] It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) south of Highway 2 and 168 km (104 mi) east of Grande Prairie. It was founded in 1939.[1]

East Prairie
Metis Settlement
East Prairie Metis Settlement
Boundaries of East Prairie
Boundaries of East Prairie
Location within Big Lakes County
Location within Big Lakes County
East Prairie is located in Alberta
East Prairie
East Prairie
Location within Alberta
East Prairie is located in Canada
East Prairie
East Prairie
East Prairie (Canada)
Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Planning regionUpper Athabasca
Municipal districtBig Lakes
Founded[1]1939
Government
 • ChairGerald Cunningham
 • Governing bodyEast Prairie Metis Council
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land802.46 km2 (309.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[3]
 • Total625
 • Density0.8/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)780, 587, 825

DemographicsEdit

As a designated place in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, East Prairie had a population of 310 living in 120 of its 148 total private dwellings, a change of 2% from its 2016 population of 304. With a land area of 328.42 km2 (126.80 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.4/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

The population of the East Prairie Metis Settlement according to its 2018 municipal census is 491,[5] an increase from its 2015 municipal census population count of 459.[6]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the East Prairie Metis Settlement had a population of 304 living in 98 of its 157 total private dwellings, a change of -16.9% from its 2011 population of 366. With a land area of 334.44 km2 (129.13 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.4/sq mi) in 2016.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Federation of Metis Settlement (1979). East Prairie Metis, 1939-1979: 40 Years of Determination. Edmonton. p. 1. ISBN 0-88925-055-3.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and designated places". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  5. ^ "2019 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 2019. ISBN 978-1-4601-4623-1. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "2016 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3127-5. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.