formerly St. Paul des Métis
|— Town —|
|Town of St. Paul|
|Municipal district||County of St. Paul No. 19|
|• Mayor||Glenn Anderson|
|• Governing body||St. Paul Town Council|
|• Total||7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||645 m (2,116 ft)|
|• Density||744.1/km2 (1,927/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T0A|
St. Paul is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada within the County of St. Paul No. 19. It was formerly called St. Paul des Métis and was originally a mission to the Metis people until 1909, when it was opened to other groups, primarily the French-Catholic.
St. Paul's major economic strengths are agriculture and the service industry. This has helped St. Paul maintain a degree of stability during the oil boom and bust cycles that Alberta is so dependent upon. St. Paul is located in Alberta's Lakeland tourism district.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of St. Paul had a population of 5,400 living in 2,169 of its 2,338 total dwellings, a 5.8% change from its 2006 population of 5,106. With a land area of 7.89 km2 (3.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 684/km2 (1,773/sq mi) in 2011. In 2012, Statistics Canada adjusted St. Paul's 2011 population by an additional 5 people to 5,405 to reflect its 2011 annexation.
In 2006, St. Paul had a population of 5,106 living in 2,011 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi) and a population density of 744.1 /km2 (1,927 /sq mi).
St. Paul is home to the world's first UFO landing pad, built as a centennial project in an effort to attract both tourists and Martians to the municipality. The pad consists of a raised platform with a map of Canada embossed on the back stop, consisting of stones provided by each province of Canada.
The sign beside the pad reads: "The area under the World's First UFO Landing Pad was designated international by the Town of St. Paul as a symbol of our faith that mankind will maintain the outer universe free from national wars and strife. That future travel in space will be safe for all intergalactic beings, all visitors from earth or otherwise are welcome to this territory and to the Town of St. Paul."
Notable residents 
- Kyle Brodziak, professional hockey player
- Wilf Martin, former professional hockey player
- Marcel Rocque, curler
- Jamie Sadlowski, former professional power golf driver
- Bernard Trottier, politician
- Audrey Poitras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta
See also 
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "Saint-Paul des Métis". Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- "Communities". Alberta's Lakeland Tourism. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
- "2012 Municipal Affairs Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
- "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names From January 2, 2011 to January 1, 2012 (Table 1 - Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. November 14, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "St. Paul - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-13.
- St. Paul's UFO landing pad
- CBC News TV about St. Paul, Alberta