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Viking, Alberta

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Country  Canada
Census division  10
Time zone  MST (UTC−7)
Elevation  690 m
Population  1,083 (2016)
Region  Central Alberta
Municipal district  Beaver County
Postal code  T0B 4N0
Area  3.76 km²
Province  Alberta
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Weather  0°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 84% Humidity

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Viking /ˈvkɪŋ/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 14 (Poundmaker Trail) and Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway), approximately 121 km (75 mi) east of Edmonton.

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Map of Viking, AB, Canada

The town also lends its name to the Viking Formation, an oil bearing stratigraphical unit.

History

Viking was settled in 1909 by Scandinavian settlers.

On 7 July 2005, the community ice arena was severely damaged by fire. Construction began on a new arena, called the "Viking Carena Complex" and was completed on 17 August 2007.

Viking celebrated its centennial in 2009.

Climate

Viking experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Viking recorded a population of 1,083 living in 460 of its 505 total private dwellings, a 4% change from its 2011 population of 1,041. With a land area of 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 292.7/km2 (758.1/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Viking had a population of 1,041 living in 445 of its 473 total dwellings, a -4.1% change from its 2006 population of 1,085. With a land area of 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi), it had a population density of 276.9/km2 (717.1/sq mi) in 2011.

Economy

The majority of economic activity is in the agriculture, oil and gas, textile, and manufacturing industries.

Arts and culture

Viking won the national Communities in Bloom contest in 2000.

Attractions

Many parks and flower gardens are maintained throughout the town. One of the most notable parks is Troll Park, which celebrates Vikings's rich Scandinavian history with native plants, trolls hidden throughout the park, and a giant troll mountain.

Infrastructure

The Viking Airport is a small airport owned by the Town of Viking 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the townsite, with the Canadian airport identifier of CEE8.

As a flag stop, Via Rail's The Canadian calls at the Viking railway station three times per week in each direction.

Notable people

  • Cory Clouston, former hockey coach
  • Don Mazankowski, former politician
  • Donald Sanderlin, Olympian
  • Glen Sather, president of the New York Rangers, former coach and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, and former professional hockey player
  • Sutter family, a hockey family that includes Brent, Brian, Duane, Rich, Ron, and Darryl, all of whom formerly played professional hockey in the NHL
  • References

    Viking, Alberta Wikipedia


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