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Provost, Alberta

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Welcome to Provost ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Provost had a population of 2,072 people.<1>

The town of Provost is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<2> 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.

Area codes for Provost: (780) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Provost: T0B<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Provost had a population of 2,072 people.

The population of Provost represents 0.06% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 79th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 2,072 people, the population of Provost increased 4.65% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 1,980 people).

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

Communities near Provost ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Provost and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Bodo   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cadogan   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cairns - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   N   23 miles [37 km]
Hayter   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Provost. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Provost ...

Official Website: www.provost.ca/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Provost, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Provost.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Provost. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Provost: www.provost.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Provost 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 Provost - 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 (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Provost.

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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 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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Provost. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Provost

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Provost. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3560, Longitude: -110.2608     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Provost.