View from above of Waterton Park
|Census division||No. 3|
|Improvement District||Improvement District No. 4 Waterton|
|• Governing body||Alberta Municipal Affairs|
|• Total||485.60 km2 (187.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,280 m (4,200 ft)|
|• Density||0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|Area code(s)||403 / 587|
Waterton Park, commonly referred to as Waterton, is a hamlet in southwestern Alberta, Canada within Improvement District No. 4 Waterton (Waterton Lakes National Park).
A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church.
Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since 2015.
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It is located at the southwestern terminus of Highway 5, approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi) west of the Town of Cardston and 55 kilometres (34 mi) south of the Town of Pincher Creek. This hamlet is north of Glacier National Park in Montana. It has an elevation of 1,280 metres (4,200 ft).
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 5, commonly referred to as Highway 5, is a 129-kilometre (80 mi) highway that connects Lethbridge to Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta, Canada. It begins as an east–west highway in Waterton and transitions to a north–south route before ending at Crowsnest Trail (Highway 3) in Lethbridge.
Pincher Creek is a town in the southwest of Alberta, Canada. It is located immediately east of the Canadian Rockies, 101 km (63 mi) west of Lethbridge and 210 km (130 mi) south of Calgary.
Glacier National Park is an American national park located in northwestern Montana, on the Canada–United States border, adjacent to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres (4,000 km2) and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem," a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 square miles (41,000 km2).
The hamlet is located in census division No. 3 and in the federal riding of Lethbridge.
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Division No. 3 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. It is located in the southwest corner of southern Alberta and its largest urban community is the Town of Claresholm.
Lethbridge is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1917. It incorporates the City of Lethbridge and Lethbridge County.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Waterton Park recorded a population of 105 living in 39 of its 168 total private dwellings, a change of 19.3% from its 2011 population of 88. With a land area of 485.66 km2 (187.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2016.
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As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Waterton Park had a population of 88 living in 31 of its 181 total dwellings, a -45% change from its 2006 population of 160. With a land area of 480.58 km2 (185.55 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1831/km2 (0.4743/sq mi) in 2011.
Waterton Park has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), just above the subarctic climate (Dfc).
|Climate data for Waterton Park|
|Record high °C (°F)||15|
|Average high °C (°F)||0.3|
|Average low °C (°F)||−10.6|
|Record low °C (°F)||−40.5|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||59.3|
|Source: Environment Canada|
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