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Cardston, Alberta

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Welcome to Cardston ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Cardston had a population of 3,452 people.<1>

The town of Cardston is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Cardston is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cardston 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 Cardston: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Cardston: T0K<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Cardston had a population of 3,452 people.

The population of Cardston represents 0.1% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 60th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 3,452 people, the population of Cardston has remained roughly the same as the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 3,475 people).

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

Communities near Cardston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Aetna   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Beazer   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carway   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kimball   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

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 Cardston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Cardston ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cardston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cardston:

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 Cardston 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 Cardston - 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).

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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 Cardston). 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 Cardston 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 '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- Cardston) 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 Cardston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cardston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1970, Longitude: -113.3017     [Map].

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