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Rimbey, Alberta

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Welcome to Rimbey ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Rimbey had a population of 2,252 people.<1>

The town of Rimbey is 2,980 feet [908 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Rimbey is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Rimbey 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).

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

The Canadian Postal Code for Rimbey: T0C<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Rimbey had a population of 2,252 people.

The population of Rimbey represents 0.07% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 76th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 2,252 people, the population of Rimbey increased 4.55% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 2,154 people).

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

Communities near Rimbey ...

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 Rimbey and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

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

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

Websites for Rimbey ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rimbey ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rimbey:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Rimbey 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 Rimbey - 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 Rimbey). 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 Rimbey 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rimbey) 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 Rimbey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rimbey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rimbey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.6419, Longitude: -114.2359     [Map].

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