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Big Valley, Alberta

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The location of Big Valley

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Welcome to Big Valley ...

A typical abbreviation for Big Valley: Big Vly. (or less commonly used: Big Vally. or Big Vlly.)

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Big Valley had a population of 351 people.<1>

The village of Big Valley is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Big Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Big Valley 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 Big Valley: (403) & (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Big Valley had a population of 351 people.

The population of Big Valley represents 0.01% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 178th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 351 people, the population of Big Valley increased 3.24% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 340 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Valley.

Communities near Big Valley ...

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

Community   2006
Botha   [Map]   185   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Byemoor   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elnora   [Map]   275   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lousana   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Big Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Big Valley - they are located in California and Texas.

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

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 Big Valley. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Big Valley ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Valley ...

Looking for more information about Big Valley? 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 Big Valley, 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 Big Valley.

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) Big Valley. 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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Footnotes ...

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Big Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Valley) 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 Big Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.0333, Longitude: -112.7500     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Big Valley.


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