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Welcome to Drayton Valley ...

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

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Drayton Valley, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated as a town in 1957.

The town of Drayton Valley is 2,790 feet [850 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Drayton Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Drayton 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).

Area codes for Drayton Valley: (780) and (587)<2>

Websites for Drayton Valley ...

Official Website:   www.draytonvalley.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dvchamber.com/

Communities near Drayton Valley ...

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

  • Alder Flats (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
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    • Alder Flats lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Drayton Valley
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  • Lodgepole (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Lodgepole lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Drayton Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgepole came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Tomahawk (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • Tomahawk lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Drayton Valley
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  • Rocky Rapids (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
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    • Rocky Rapids lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Drayton Valley
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  • Violet Grove (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
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    • Violet Grove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Drayton Valley
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  • Buck Creek (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Buck Creek lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Drayton Valley
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  • Berrymoor (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • Berrymoor lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Drayton Valley
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  • Round Valley (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
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    • Round Valley lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Drayton Valley
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  • Lindale (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
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    • Lindale lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Drayton Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Cynthia (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Cynthia lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Drayton Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drayton Valley ...

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

Adding Drayton Valley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Drayton Valley

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The official website for Drayton Valley: www.draytonvalley.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drayton Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drayton Valley) 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 Drayton Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drayton ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drayton Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2215, Longitude: -114.9766    
<4>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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