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Pincher Creek, Alberta

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Welcome to Pincher Creek ...

A typical abbreviation for Pincher Creek: Pincher Crk. (or less commonly used: Pincher Ck. or Pincher Cr.)

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Pincher Creek had a population of 3,625 people.<1>

The town of Pincher Creek was established in 1884 and was incorporated in 1906.

Pincher Creek is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Pincher Creek is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Pincher Creek 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 west from Pincher Creek, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Pincher Creek: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Pincher Creek: T0K<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Pincher Creek had a population of 3,625 people.

The population of Pincher Creek represents 0.11% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 59th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 3,625 people, the population of Pincher Creek decreased 1.12% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 3,666 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pincher Creek.

Communities near Pincher Creek ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2006
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burmis - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

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

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

Websites for Pincher Creek ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pincher Creek ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pincher Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4879, Longitude: -113.9500     [Map].

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