Clearwater County is a municipal district
in west central Alberta
, Canada in Division No. 9
. Its northwest boundary is the Brazeau River
. The municipal office
is located in the Town of Rocky Mountain House
. The county has a land area of 18,691.65 km² (7,216.89 sq mi) and comprises close to 99% of Census Division No. 9's land area of 18,921.38 km² (7,305.59 sq mi). Although the territory excluded is rather small in geographical area, it comprises the major population centre of Rocky Mountain House, which has one-third of Division No. 9's population, in addition to the communities of Caroline
, Burnstick Lake
and three Indian reserve
s. The county's 2016 census population was 11,947.
The economy of the county is based on agriculture, oil and gas and forestry, with tourism increasing in importance in recent years.
On July 1, 2000, the name was changed from "Municipal District of Clearwater No. 99" to "Clearwater County".
In the 2016 Census of Population
conducted by Statistics Canada
, Clearwater County recorded a population of 11,947 living in 4,699 of its 5,486 total private dwellings, a change from its 2011 population of 12,278. With a land area of , it had a population density of in 2016.
In the 2011 Census
, Clearwater County had a population of 12,278 living in 4,698 of its 5,358 total dwellings, a 3.8% change from its 2006 population of 11,826. With a land area of , it had a population density of in 2011.
* Rocky Mountain House Historic Site in Rocky Mountain House
* Historic minesite in Nordegg
* Hiking in the Bighorn Wildland
* Camping at Burnstick Lake campsite
* Canoeing on lakes; Rafting and kayaking on Clearwater River
and North Saskatchewan River
* Cross-country skiing, snowmobile trail in the Chambers Creek area
* Fishing (cutthroat, rainbow, brook and lake trout, whitefish) and hunting
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities
are surrounded by Clearwater County:
*Rocky Mountain House
The following hamlets
are located within Clearwater County:
The following localities are located within Clearwater County:]
*Ferrier (designated place)
*Ferrier Acres Trailer Court
*Improvement District No. 10
*James River Bridge
*Martins Trailer Court (designated place)
*Westerner Trailer Court
Phoenix, a former coal mining community between Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House, is also located within Clearwater County.
*List of communities in Alberta
*List of municipal districts in Alberta
*Division No. 9, Alberta
Category:Municipal districts in Alberta