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Welcome to Orion ...

Time Zone: Orion 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).

Note: If you travel east from Orion (for example, toward Consul (SK)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Standard Time Zone (CST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Telephone area codes for Orion: (403) and (587)<1>

The Canadian Postal Code for Orion: T0K<2>

Communities near Orion ...

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 Orion and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Altorado - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Etzikom   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Legend - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Manyberries   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Orion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Orion - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orion ...

Looking for more information about Orion? 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.

Looking for more information about Orion? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Orion, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Orion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/


Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<2>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 Orion, 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 Orion). 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 Orion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orion) 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 Orion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4540, Longitude: -110.8097     [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Orion 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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