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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) & (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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Drayton Valley and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Drayton Valley. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drayton Valley:

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 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).

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<4>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 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drayton Valley

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

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