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Drayton Valley, Alberta

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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.)

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Drayton Valley had a population of 6,893 people.<1>

The town of Drayton Valley was incorporated as a town in 1957.

Drayton Valley is 2,790 feet [850 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Drayton Valley had a population of 6,893 people.

The population of Drayton Valley represents 0.21% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 34th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 6,893 people, the population of Drayton Valley increased 13.19% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 6,090 people).

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

Communities near Drayton Valley ...

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

Community   DirectionDistance
Alder Flats   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Berrymoor   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boggy Hall   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buck Creek   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lindale   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Drayton 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 Drayton Valley. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Drayton Valley ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Drayton Valley.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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) Drayton 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Drayton 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 Drayton 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 (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Drayton Valley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drayton Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2167, Longitude: -114.9833     [Map].

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