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Welcome to Thorhild ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Thorhild, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.

The village of Thorhild is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Thorhild is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Thorhild 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 Thorhild: (780) and (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Thorhild: T0A<3>

Communities near Thorhild ...

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

  • Redwater
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Waskatenau
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Rochester
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Newbrook
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Tawatinaw
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Nestow
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nestow
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  • Abee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abee
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  • Egremont
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Radway
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radway
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  • Opal
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorhild ...

Looking for more information about Thorhild? 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 Thorhild, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thorhild.

Adding Thorhild to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Thorhild mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian National Railroad Time Tables (October 1960).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Thorhild.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorhild - 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 Thorhild). 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 Thorhild 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.


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