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Okotoks, Alberta

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The location of Okotoks

Welcome to Okotoks ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Okotoks had a population of 17,150 people.<1>

The town of Okotoks was founded in 1891 and was incorporated in 1904.

Okotoks is 3,430 feet [1,045 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Okotoks is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Okotoks 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 Okotoks: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Okotoks: T1S<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Okotoks had a population of 17,150 people.

The population of Okotoks represents 0.52% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 10th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 17,150 people, the population of Okotoks increased 46.72% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 11,689 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Okotoks.

Communities near Okotoks ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Okotoks and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Academy   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
De Winton   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

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

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

Websites for Okotoks ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Okotoks ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Okotoks 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 Okotoks - 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)'. In the case of Okotoks, we provide only the FSA and not the 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 Okotoks). 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 Okotoks 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 '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- Okotoks) 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 Okotoks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okotoks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okotoks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7249, Longitude: -113.9750     [Map].

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