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Welcome to Spirit River ...

A typical abbreviation for Spirit River: Spirit Riv.

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Spirit River had a population of 1,148 people.<1>

The town of Spirit River is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Spirit River 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 Spirit River: (780) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Spirit River had a population of 1,148 people.

The population of Spirit River represents 0.03% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 105th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 1,148 people, the population of Spirit River increased 4.36% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 1,100 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spirit River.

Communities near Spirit River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Belloy   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dunvegan   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Dunvegan - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peoria   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spirit River ...

Looking for more information about Spirit River? 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.

Looking for more information about Spirit River? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Spirit River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Spirit River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spirit River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Spirit River 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 Spirit River - 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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spirit River) 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 Spirit River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spirit River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spirit River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.7833, Longitude: -118.8333     [Map].

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