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Cadomin

Cadomin, Alberta

Cadomin is a hamlet in the western foothills of Alberta, Canada.

It is located along the McLeod River, south of Hinton, near the Bighorn Highway, in Yellowhead County. A spur of the Canadian National Railway crosses the settlement.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 14 and in the riding of Yellowhead. It is administered by Yellowhead County.

History

Cadomin's name is an acronym for 'Canadian Dominion Mining'.

Cadomin was one of many towns in the Alberta Coal Branch that thrived from the 1920s to the 1950s. During the early 1930s, Cadomin's population peaked at 1,800. Other Coal Branch towns included Mountain Park, Luscar, Mercoal, and further to the east, Robb, Embarras, Coalspur, Coal Valley, Lovett, and Foothills.

Cadomin Quarry, operated by the Lehigh Cement Company (formerly Inland Cement), continues to employ a small number of local residents.

Demographics

In 2006, the community had a total population of 64 living in 114 dwellings. With a land area of , it has a population density of .

Attractions

Cadomin Cave, several kilometres to the south, attracts a number of tourists during the summer months, although it remains undeveloped.

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There are extensive trails for Horse back, All terrrain vehicles and dirt biking. Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular as well.

The scientific and naturalist communities spend a great deal of time studying the extensive wild life including, Big horn sheep. Grizzly bears, Moose, Elk,and all mountain species in abundance.

The fall hunting season provides multiple opportunities

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