Welcome to Balzac ...
Balzac is 3,510 feet [1,070 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Balzac is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Balzac 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).
Area codes for Balzac: (403) and (587)<2>
The Canadian Postal Codes for Balzac: T0M, T4B<3>
Communities Also Named Balzac ...
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Balzac.
Communities near Balzac ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Balzac.
- Calgary (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
- Airdrie (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
- Cochrane (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
- Chestermere (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestermere
- Chestermere lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Balzac
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestermere came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestermere
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chestermere<5>
- Crossfield (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossfield
- Crossfield lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Balzac
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossfield
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossfield<5>
- Irricana (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irricana
- Irricana lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Balzac
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irricana came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Irricana
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irricana<5>
- Heritage Woods (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
- Heritage Woods lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Balzac
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Woods
- High Point Estates (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point Estates
- High Point Estates lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Balzac
- Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point Estates
- Lyalta (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
- Shepard (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepard
- Shepard lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Balzac
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepard
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Balzac ...
Looking for more information about Balzac? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Balzac, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Balzac.
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|<1>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Balzac - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<2>||Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).|
|<3>||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)'. In the case of Balzac, we provide only the FSA and not the 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 Balzac). 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 Balzac or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.|
|<4>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Balzac) 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 Balzac. 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 BalzacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balzac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2167, Longitude: -114.0167 |
|<5>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<6>||If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.|