Three Creeks, Alberta

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Three Creeks
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Location of Three Creeks in Alberta
Coordinates: 56°21′01″N117°05′00″W / 56.35025°N 117.08336°W / 56.35025; -117.08336
CountryFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Province Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Census division No. 17
Municipal district Northern Sunrise County
Government
  Type Unincorporated
  Governing body Northern Sunrise County Council
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Three Creeks is an unincorporated community in northern Alberta, Canada.

Northern Alberta geographical object

Northern Alberta is a region located in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Contents

The name of the community is a reference to the three creeks that flow west through the community into the Peace River, among them being Wesley Creek and Carmon Creek.

The Three Creeks Provincial Grazing Reserve provides hunting grounds for moose and deer. [1]

Administration

The community is located in census division No. 17. It is administered by Northern Sunrise County and is represented by the Ward 5-Three Creeks councillor. [2]

Census division is an official term in Canada and the United States. The census divisions of Canada are second-level census geographic unit, below provinces and territories, and above "census subdivisions" and "dissemination areas". In provinces where they exist, the census division may correspond to a county, a regional municipality or a regional district.

Division No. 17, Alberta Census division in Alberta in Canada

Division No. 17 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. It spans the central and northwest portions of northern Alberta and its largest urban community is the Town of Slave Lake. Division No. 17 is the largest census division in Alberta according to area and also has the lowest population density.

Northern Sunrise County Municipal district in Alberta, Canada

Northern Sunrise County is a municipal district in northern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division 17, its municipal office is located east of the Town of Peace River at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 688.

Geography

The community is located along Highway 688, approximately 25 km (16 mi) northeast of the Town of Peace River. It has an elevation of 540 m (1772 ft).

Peace River, Alberta Town in Alberta, Canada

Peace River, originally named Peace River Crossing, and known as Rivière-la-Paix in French, is a town in northwestern Alberta, Canada, situated along the banks of the Peace River, at its confluence with the Smoky River, the Heart River and Pat's Creek. It is located 486 kilometres (302 mi) northwest of Edmonton, and 198 kilometres (123 mi) northeast of Grande Prairie, along Highway 2. It was known as the Village of Peace River Crossing between 1914 and 1916.

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References

  1. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. "Three Creeks" . Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. Northern Sunrise County. "Reeve and Council" . Retrieved 2010-10-17.

Coordinates: 56°21′01″N117°05′00″W / 56.35025°N 117.08336°W / 56.35025; -117.08336 (Three Creeks)

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