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Welcome to Foothills ...

Although we found mention of Foothills during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Foothills was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Foothills to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Foothills, please Contact Us.




Foothills is 4,550 feet [1,387 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Foothills is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Foothills might be (or was) located is 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).

We believe that Foothills would be found within the (780) & (587)<3> area codes.

Communities near Foothills ...

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

Community   2006<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Brule   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cadomin   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coalspur   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edson   [Map]   8,098   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hinton   [Map]   9,738   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Luscar   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Communities Also Named Foothills ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Foothills - it's located in Utah.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Foothills. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Foothills ...

Looking for more information about Foothills? 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 Foothills? 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 Foothills, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Foothills.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Foothills. 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
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 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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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Foothills and then turned west". While Foothills could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Foothills as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Foothills could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Foothills - 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 Foothills.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foothills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0667, Longitude: -116.7833     [Map].

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<5>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Foothills 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 Foothills.



 
 
 

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