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Provost, Alberta

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Welcome to Provost ...

The town of Provost is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Provost is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Provost 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 Provost (for example, toward Macklin (SK)), you will soon 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 Provost: (780) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Provost: T0B<3>

Websites for Provost ...

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Communities Also Named Provost ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Provost - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Provost ...

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

  • Macklin (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Cadogan (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
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    • Cadogan lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Provost
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  • Hayter (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
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    • Hayter lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Provost
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  • Primate (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
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    • Primate lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Provost
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  • Cairns (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairns
    • Cairns was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Provost
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Cairns. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Bodo (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Bodo lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Provost
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  • Metiskow (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
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    • Metiskow lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Provost
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  • Evesham (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
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    • Evesham lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Provost
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  • Chauvin (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
  • Czar (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
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    • Czar lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the west of Provost
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Provost ...

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

Adding Provost 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.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Provost was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Provost on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Provost

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Provost - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<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 Provost). 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 Provost 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 '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- Provost) 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 Provost. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ProvostOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Provost. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3560, Longitude: -110.2608    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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