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Welcome to Pincher Creek ...

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

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

Pincher Creek is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<1> 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 leave Pincher Creek and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Pincher Creek: (403) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Pincher Creek: T0K<3>

Websites for Pincher Creek ...

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Communities near Pincher Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pincher Creek.

  • Hillcrest Mines
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest Mines
    • Hillcrest Mines has also been known as:
    • Hillcrest
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hillcrest Mines
  • Lundbreck
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Cowley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowley
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Cowley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowley <4>
  • Beaver Mines
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Mines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Mines
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Beaver Mines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Mines <4>
  • Twin Butte
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Butte came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Butte
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Twin Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Butte <4>
  • Brocket
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Bever Mines
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Springridge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Burmis ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Burmis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burmis
  • Bellevue
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

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.

Adding Pincher Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Pincher Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pincher Creek.

The official website for Pincher Creek:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pincher Creek - 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 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




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