Gibbons is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 28A, north-east of Edmonton.
The town was named for William R. Gibbons who settled in the area and was created from the merger of two smaller communities: Astleyville and Battenburg. Gibbons is situated on the southern banks of the Sturgeon River which is a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.
In 2006, Gibbons had a population of 2,642 living in 993 dwellings
, a 0.5% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of and a population density
As part of the Sturgeon School Division
, Gibbons is the site of the following schools: Landing Trail
Elementary, Gibbons School
Elementary and Junior High, and the Sturgeon Learning Centre
which focuses on adult learning.