Saddle Hills County
|Saddle Hills County|
Location of the region in Alberta
|Administrative headquarters||west of Spirit River|
|Inhabitants||2.225 (as of 2016)|
|Population density||0.4 inhabitants/km²|
|Foundation||1. April 1945|
|Time Zone:||Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6, daylight saving time)
Saddle Hills County is one of the 63 “municipal districts” in Alberta, Canada. The administrative district is located in the Northern Alberta region and is part of “Census Division 19”. It was established on April 1, 1945(incorporated as “Improvement District No. 134”) and its administrative centre is located west of Spirit River at the junction of Alberta Highway 725 and Alberta Highway 49. Since its establishment, the district has been renamed several times.
The administrative district is responsible for local self-government in the rural areas as well as the municipalities without legal capacity, such as villages and hamlets and the like. It is not responsible for the administration of the cities (City) and small towns (Town) within its territorial boundaries.
The “Municipal District” is located in the west-central part of the Canadian province of Alberta, bordering the province of British Columbia to the west. The Peace River forms the northern border of the district. The Pouce Coupé River flows to the west before joining the Peace River after a loop through British Columbia. In the centre of the district is Moonshine Lake Provincial Park and to the north is Dunvegan West Wildland Provincial Park, a protected wilderness area on the Peace River.
|Clear Hills County||Municipal District of Fairview No. 136|
|British Columbia||Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133|
|County of Grande Prairie No. 1||Birch Hills County|
The district is sparsely populated for the most part, with the focus of settlement essentially along Alberta Highway 49.
|2016||Census 2016||2225||– 2,8 %||5838.15||0,4|
|2011||Census 2011||2288||– 6,9 %||5836,92||0,4|
Municipalities and localities
The following municipalities are located within the boundaries of the administrative district:
- City: none
- Small town (Town): none
- Village: none
- Hamlet and similar: Woking
There are also other, even smaller settlements.
- List of Municipal Districts in Alberta
- List of municipalities in Alberta
- Municipal Boundary Map on Alberta Municipal Affairs
- Saddle Hills County Census Profile.Census 2016. in StatisticsCanada. 9 August 2019, retrieved 21 February 2021 (English).
- Profiles of Municipalities and Regional Services.(PDF) In Alberta MunicipalAffairs. 5 February 2021, accessed 21 February 2021 (English).
- Dunvegan West Wildland Provincial Park in the World Database on Protected Areas (English)
- Saddle Hills County Census Profile.Census 2011. in StatisticsCanada. 31 May 2016, accessed 21 February 2021 (English).