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Torrington is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Kneehill County. It is located approximately 160km northeast of Calgary at the junction of Highway 27 and Highway 805.The hamlet is located in census division No. 5 and in the federal riding of Crowfoot.The main industry is agriculture.The community is home to the Gopher Hole Museum, dedicated to stuffed Richardson's ground squirrels (technically not gophers) in anthropomorphic taxidermy settings.A very large outdoor gopher sculpture (12 ft high) named "Clem T. GoFur" is located in the village.All 11 of Torrington's fire hydrants were painted to look like gophers.Torrington was incorporated as a village until 1997, when it dissolved to hamlet status under the jurisdiction of Kneehill County.DemographicsAs a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Torrington recorded a population of 170 living in 83 of its 89 total private dwellings, a change of from its 2011 population of 179. With a land area of 0.63km2, it had a population density of in 2016.Torrington is in Alberta. Plan your tour of Torrington and Canada travel itinerary using our Canada journey maker website.
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