Bon Accord is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 40 km (25 mi) north of downtown Edmonton on Highway 28. The name is derived from the French phrase "Bon Accord", the ancient motto of Aberdeen, Scotland, the ancestral home of a first settler.[5]

The International Dark-Sky Association designated Bon Accord an International Dark Sky Community in August 2015 in recognition of the town's implementation of initiatives to preserve and enhance dark night skies over the community.[6] It was the first community in Canada and eleventh in the world to earn this designation.[7]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bon Accord recorded a population of 1,529 living in 560 of its 578 total private dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,488. With a land area of 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 717.8/km2 (1,859.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bon Accord had a population of 1,488 living in 541 of its 569 total dwellings, a −3% change from its 2006 population of 1,534. With a land area of 2.11 km2 (0.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 705.2/km2 (1,826.5/sq mi) in 2011.[8]

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