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Welcome to Milk River ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Milk River, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.

A typical abbreviation for Milk River: Milk Riv.

The town of Milk River is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude 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).

Area codes for Milk River: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Milk River: T0K<3>

Communities Also Named Milk River ...

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

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

Communities near Milk River ...

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

  • Warner
  • Coutts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coutts
    • Coutts lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Milk River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coutts came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coutts
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coutts<5>
  • New Dayton
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    • New Dayton lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northwest of Milk River.
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  • Wrentham
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
    • Wrentham lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the north of Milk River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrentham
  • Skiff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiff
    • Skiff lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Milk River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skiff
  • Stirling
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stirling
    • Stirling lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Milk River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stirling
  • Del Bonita
  • Raymond
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    • Raymond lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Milk River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<5>
  • Foremost
  • Magrath

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.

Adding Milk River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Milk River was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Milk River.

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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milk River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>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.
<4>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 drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milk RiverOur 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we 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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