[<< wikipedia] Smoky Lake
Smoky Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 116 km (72 mi) northeast of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 28 and Highway 855. It lies between the North Saskatchewan River, Smoky Creek and White Earth Creek, in a mainly agricultural area. The provincial historic site of Victoria Settlement is nearby. Long Lake Provincial Park is located 60 km (37 mi) north of the town.  The Woods Cree, a First Nations people, named "Smoking Lake" for the smoke from ceremonies performed on the shore; the name Smoky Lake may also be based in the mist that rose from the lake in great quantities at sundown. 
One of its churches, the St. Onuphrius Ukrainian-Catholic, built in 1907, has been moved to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. It is in Census Division No. 12 and is the municipal office for the Smoky Lake County.


== Demographics ==
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Smoky Lake recorded a population of 964 living in 421 of its 499 total private dwellings, a -5.7% change from its 2011 population of 1,022. With a land area of 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 226.3/km2 (586.1/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census, the Town of Smoky Lake had a population of 1,022 (living in 430 of its 478 total dwellings), a 1.2% change from its 2006 population of 1,010. With a land area of 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 243.3/km2 (630.2/sq mi) in 2011.


== Notable people ==
Mary Burzminski, track and field athlete
Eddie Carroll, Actor, voice over
John Dubetz, Alberta legislator
Terry Ewasiuk, professional ice hockey player
Isidore Goresky, Alberta legislator
Ray Kinasewich, professional ice hockey player
Steve Zarusky, Alberta legislator


== See also ==
List of communities in Alberta
List of towns in Alberta


== References ==


== External links ==
Official website