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Elk Point, Alberta

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Welcome to Elk Point ...

A typical abbreviation for Elk Point: Elk Pt.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Elk Point had a population of 1,487 people.<1>

The town of Elk Point is 1,940 feet [591 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Elk Point 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 leave Elk Point and travel east, 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 Elk Point: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Elk Point: T0A<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Elk Point had a population of 1,487 people.

The population of Elk Point represents 0.05% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 97th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 1,487 people, the population of Elk Point increased 2.91% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 1,445 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Point.

Communities near Elk Point ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elk Point and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2006
Derwent   [Map]   117   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frog Lake   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gurneyville   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Heinsburg   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoselaw   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lindbergh   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Elk Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elk Point - they are located in Nevada and South Dakota.

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

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 Elk Point. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Point ...

Looking for more information about Elk Point? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elk Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elk Point.

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) Elk Point. 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.

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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Elk Point 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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Point - 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 (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Elk Point.

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Elk Point). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Elk Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Elk Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elk Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9002, Longitude: -110.9005     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elk Point.


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