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Hythe
Village
Village of Hythe
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census Division No. 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Founded 1928
Incorporated  
 • Village August 31, 1929
Area (2016)
 • Land 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 827
 • Density 201.9/km2 (523/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H 2C0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 43
Waterways Beaverlodge River

Hythe is a village surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 in northwestern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 43 approximately 58 km (36 mi) northwest of the City of Grande Prairie and 73 km (45 mi) southeast of the City of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

History

Hythe's post office was established in 1914 and named after Hythe, Kent in England. The community was incorporated as a village on August 31, 1929.

Geography

Hythe is located in an area known as the Peace River Country that straddles northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Hythe recorded a population of 827 living in 289 of its 320 total private dwellings, a 0.9% change from its 2011 population of 820. With a land area of 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 201.7/km2 (522/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hythe had a population of 820 living in 296 of its 329 total dwellings, a -0.1% change from its 2006 population of 821. With a land area of 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 199.0/km2 (515/sq mi) in 2011.

Arts and culture

The village hosts an annual agricultural fair and celebrates an annual South Peace Centennial Museum Day.

Attractions

Recreational amenities in Hythe include a hockey arena, a curling rink and ball diamonds. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and is home to the Hythe Motor Speedway, which operates annually between May and September.

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