Conklin is the most southern community in the Regional Muncipality of Wood Buffalo. It is a quiet, rural community located approximately 155 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray on scenic Christina Lake and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 63 and 881.
According to the 2010 census, there are 337 residents currently living in Conklin, the majority of which are of Metis decent. Commercial facilities in Conklin include a gas bar, a post office, a store and a cafe and lounge. Students in Conklin attend the Conklin Community School from Kindergarten to grade nine.
Christina Lake Recreation Resort is a popular destination for many visitors and residents of Conklin.