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Barrhead, Alberta

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Welcome to Barrhead ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Barrhead had a population of 4,209 people.<1>

The town of Barrhead was founded in 1906.

Barrhead is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Barrhead 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).

Telephone area codes for Barrhead: (780) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Barrhead: T7N<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Barrhead had a population of 4,209 people.

The population of Barrhead represents 0.13% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 54th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 4,209 people, the population of Barrhead has remained roughly the same as the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 4,213 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Barrhead.

Communities near Barrhead ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Barrhead and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Birch Cove   [Map]   38   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bloomsbury   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Campsie   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lunnford   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Barrhead ...

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

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Barrhead. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Barrhead ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barrhead ...

Looking for more information about Barrhead? 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 Barrhead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Barrhead.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Barrhead:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Barrhead 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 Barrhead - 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).

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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 Barrhead). 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 Barrhead 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barrhead) 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 Barrhead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barrhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1232, Longitude: -114.4020     [Map].

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