Waterton Park

Waterton Park, commonly referred to as Waterton, is a hamlet in southwestern Alberta, Canada within Improvement District No. 4 Waterton (Waterton Lakes National Park).[2]

Waterton Park
View from above of Waterton Park
Location of Waterton Park in Alberta
Coordinates: 49.0517°N 113.9142°W / 49.0517; -113.9142
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 3
Improvement DistrictImprovement District No. 4 Waterton
Government
  TypeUnincorporated
  Governing bodyAlberta Municipal Affairs
Area
  Total485.60 km2 (187.49 sq mi)
Elevation
1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total105
  Density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)403 / 587
highways Hwy 5

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).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 3 and in the federal riding of Lethbridge.

Demographics

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.[1]

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.[3]

Climate

Waterton Park has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), just above the subarctic climate (Dfc).

Climate data for Waterton Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
26.5
(79.7)
30
(86)
31
(88)
34.5
(94.1)
34
(93)
32.8
(91.0)
29
(84)
19
(66)
20
(68)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
1.3
(34.3)
5.3
(41.5)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(66)
22.5
(72.5)
22
(72)
17.3
(63.1)
11.8
(53.2)
3.1
(37.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
10.6
(51.1)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.8
(37.0)
6.1
(43.0)
7.9
(46.2)
6.9
(44.4)
3.4
(38.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−5.8
(21.6)
−9.7
(14.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −40.5
(−40.9)
−50
(−58)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−11
(12)
−6
(21)
−3
(27)
−5
(23)
−12
(10)
−27
(−17)
−34
(−29)
−44.5
(−48.1)
−50
(−58)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.3
(2.33)
46.3
(1.82)
69.3
(2.73)
64.5
(2.54)
94.5
(3.72)
80.8
(3.18)
70.8
(2.79)
69
(2.7)
60.8
(2.39)
65.1
(2.56)
68.7
(2.70)
58.4
(2.30)
807.6
(31.80)
Source: Environment Canada[4]

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