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Slave Lake, Alberta

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Welcome to Slave Lake ...

A typical abbreviation for Slave Lake: Slave Lk.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Slave Lake had a population of 6,703 people.<1>

The town of Slave Lake was incorporated in 1965.

The town of Slave Lake was named Sawridge before it was changed to Slave Lake.

Slave Lake is 1,940 feet [591 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Slave Lake lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Slave Lake: (780) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Slave Lake had a population of 6,703 people.

The population of Slave Lake represents 0.2% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 37th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 6,703 people, the population of Slave Lake increased 1.56% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 6,600 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Slave Lake.

Communities near Slave Lake ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Slave Lake and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2006
Assineau   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Faust   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hondo   [Map]   ---   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kinuso   [Map]   219   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Slave Lake.

Websites for Slave Lake ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slave Lake ...

Looking for more information about Slave Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Slave Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Slave Lake.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Slave Lake. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Slave Lake were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Slave Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Slave Lake.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Slave Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slave Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slave Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slave Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slave Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2833, Longitude: -114.7833     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slave Lake.