Myrnam is a village in east central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of the capital city, Edmonton, and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east-south-east of the town of Two Hills. Its economic base is mixed farming, cattle farming, and grain farming.

Village of Myrnam
Myrnam is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°39′39.8″N 111°13′52.5″W / 53.661056°N 111.231250°W / 53.661056; -111.231250
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCounty of Two Hills No. 21
 • VillageAugust 22, 1930
 • MayorDonna Rudolf
 • Governing bodyMyrnam Village Council
 • Land2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
605 m (1,985 ft)
 • Total257
 • Density93.6/km2 (242/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
HighwaysHighway 45
WebsiteOfficial website



Myrnam's post office opened in August 1908, and a small settlement formed around it. It was largely made up of Ukrainian immigrants, and named itself with the Ukrainian phrase meaning "peace to us." The Canadian Pacific Railway established a siding and townsite in 1927, and named it after the original settlement. It was incorporated as a village on August 22, 1930.

The former Myrnam Hospital is featured in a Heritage Minute, documenting the village's contribution to the construction of a larger hospital to service Myrnam and area.[3]



Myrnam is located 5 minutes south of the North Saskatchewan River, which provides both summer and winter recreational opportunities. It is on a flyway for Canada geese, snow geese, and sandhill cranes, providing opportunities for birdwatchers. There are two bird sanctuaries located near Myrnam, and Fort de L'Isle Historical Site is nearby.



In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Myrnam had a population of 257 living in 122 of its 161 total private dwellings, a change of -24.2% from its 2016 population of 339. With a land area of 2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi), it had a population density of 93.5/km2 (242.0/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Myrnam recorded a population of 339 living in 140 of its 177 total private dwellings, a change of -8.4% from its 2011 population of 370. With a land area of 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 121.5/km2 (314.7/sq mi) in 2016.[4]



Located in Myrnam is New Myrnam School, with a K-12 student population of about 120, as of 2019. The school also educates children from the neighbouring communities of Derwent and Beauvallon. The school teams are named the Barons. Sports and activities include curling, volleyball, badminton, track and field, golf, cross country, and basketball.[5][6] The school also has a winter competition called Mukluk, usually held in February.[7]

Events and clubs

  • The Myrnam and District Ukrainian Dance Club
  • Myrnam Soccer Club
  • Annual softball tournament (June)
  • Myrnam 4-H Club
  • Fun and Fair Days (July)

Notable people


See also



  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Myrnam" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 484. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ Myrnam Hospital Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  5. ^ [1] New Myrnam School - Sports.
  6. ^ "Course: Sports". Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-01-29. New Myrnam School Moodle Page
  7. ^ Past Activities