<!-- Infobox begins --> <!-- Infobox ends -->Halkirk
is a village
in central Alberta
within the County of Paintearth No. 18
. It is located east of Red Deer
at the intersection of Highway 12
and Highway 855
. Founded in 1912, Halkirk was named after Halkirk
Halkirk is located in an area surrounded by prairies, farmland, and badlands.
In 2006, Halkirk had a population of 113 living in 62 dwellings
, a 3.4% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of and a population density
Halkirk is within an agricultural region that yields a cross-section of products. In addition, there are several industrial operations located near Halkirk, including a mining operation, a power generating station, and oilfield support services among others.
Attractions and amenities
Landmarks within Halkirk include its water tower and grain elevator. The grain elevator, formerly owned by Alberta Wheat Pool
and later Agricore, is now owned by a local family.
Recreation facilities within the village include a curling rink, baseball diamonds, camping facilities, and rodeo grounds. The rodeo grounds host the annual Halkirk Bullarama – a rodeo-style bull riding
Other facilities include the Halkirk Community Hall, the Halkirk Senior Centre, and an interdenominational church. The community hall hosts numerous private and public social events throughout the year.