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Buffalo, Alberta

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Welcome to Buffalo ...

When the people of Buffalo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Buffalonian<1>

Buffalo is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Buffalo is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Buffalo lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel east from Buffalo (for example, toward Leader (SK)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Standard Time Zone (CST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Area codes for Buffalo: (403) and (587)<3>

Communities near Buffalo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Buffalo and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2006<5>
Acadia Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Big Stone   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bindloss   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Empress   [Map]   136   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hilda   [Map]   ---   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iddesleigh   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Buffalo.

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 57 communities that are also named Buffalo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky (4), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska (2), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (5), Texas (4), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buffalo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buffalo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buffalo ...

Looking for more information about Buffalo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Buffalo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Buffalo, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Buffalo.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Buffalo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Buffalo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Buffalo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buffalo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Buffalo.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Buffalo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8000, Longitude: -110.6833     [Map].

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<5>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Buffalo were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buffalo.


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