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
|Weather 0°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 84% Humidity|
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Viking /ˈvaɪkɪŋ/ 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
- Arts and culture
- Notable people
Map of Viking, AB, Canada
The town also lends its name to the Viking Formation, an oil bearing stratigraphical unit.
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.
Viking experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).
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.
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.
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.
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.