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Dinant, Alberta

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Welcome to Dinant ...

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

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

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Dinant 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 Dinant would be found within the (780) & (587)<2> area codes.

Communities near Dinant ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dinant.

  • Camrose (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Tofield (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Ryley (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • New Sarepta (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Hay Lakes (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Hay Lakes lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Dinant
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  • New Norway (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Bittern Lake (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
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    • Bittern Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Dinant
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  • Round Hill (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
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    • Round Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Dinant
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  • Ohaton (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Ohaton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Dinant
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  • Kingman (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dinant ...

Looking for more information about Dinant? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dinant, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dinant.

Adding Dinant to Our Gazetteer ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dinant was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

We also found Dinant on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dinant on our Genealogy Page.

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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 Dinant and then turned west". While Dinant could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Dinant 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Dinant 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>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- Dinant) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dinant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1333, Longitude: -112.8167    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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