Municipal Statistics.

Thanks to data collected through the latest Municipal Census, we were able to construct a comprehensive picture of the social and living conditions of the citizens in our region.

Only a census can provide such complete detail right down to the smallest area and the results are an essential tool for effective policy, planning and decision making purposes.

An accurate census and proper information collection is in everyone’s interests. It provides the knowledge so that public resources can be shared evenly across the Municipality and ensures that the municipal services are relevant to all the people who live here.


  Total Area of Municipality 10,074 km2  
  Population 2,803 2016 Municipal Census
  Dwellings 1,310 2016 Municipal Census
  Hamlets 7  
  Kilometers from Edmonton 257 km  
  Length of Open Roads Maintained 699 km  27 km Pavement; 672 km Gravel
  Kilometers of Water Mains 74 km  
  Kilometers of Wastewater Mains 65 km  
  Size of the Lake 1,168 km2 Length: 100 km, Width: 15 km
  Kilometers of Lesser Slave River 61 km  
  Full-Time Positions 57 52 at MD and 5 at Landfill
  Fire-Halls 4  
  Loaders 2  
  Bridges 49 5 Major Bridges; 19 Standard Bridges; 25 Bridge culverts
  Graders 5  
  Excavator 1  
  Water Tanker 1  
 Community Kiosks 11  
 Municipal Staff 61  


  • Approximately 119067 acres of land are under agricultural use by 215 farms*
  • 10,258 cattle and calves on 131 farms in the MD*
  • 53% of MD Farmers also work off the farm*
  • *Stats obtained from the 2016 Municipal Census.


      Number of development permit applications received 56  
      Number of development permit applications issued 44  
      Number of subdivision applications received 3  
      Number of subdivision extensions 11  
    Number of Land Use Bylaw amendment applications 2  

    Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

    Anyone’s first stop in Lesser Slave River should be the Visitors Information Centre, located on Highway 2 just five km east of Slave Lake. A multitude of information about every recreational activity imaginable can be found here, and local staff are eager to help plan a fantastic stay or a day out in the Region. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
    Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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