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Milk River, Alberta

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Welcome to Milk River ...

A typical abbreviation for Milk River: Milk Riv.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Milk River had a population of 816 people.<1>

The town of Milk River is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Milk River is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Milk River 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 Milk River: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Milk River: T0K<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Milk River had a population of 816 people.

The population of Milk River represents 0.02% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 131st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 816 people, the population of Milk River decreased 7.17% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 879 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Milk River.

Communities near Milk River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Milk River and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Aden   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coutts   [Map]   305   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Legend - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Milk River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Milk River - it's located in Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Milk River.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Milk River ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milk River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Milk River 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 Milk River - 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 Milk River). 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 Milk River 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 '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- Milk River) 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 Milk River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milk River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milk River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1519, Longitude: -112.0843     [Map].

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