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Welcome to Vulcan ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Vulcan, 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 town of Vulcan is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Vulcan is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Vulcan 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 Vulcan: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Vulcan: T0L<3>

Websites for Vulcan ...

Official Website: www.townofvulcan.ca/

Communities Also Named Vulcan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vulcan - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Vulcan ...

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

  • Champion
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
  • Kirkcaldy
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkcaldy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkcaldy
  • Ensign
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensign came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensign
  • Brant
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
  • Herronton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herronton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herronton
  • Frankburg ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankburg
  • Carmangay
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
  • Milo
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
  • Parkland Beach
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland Beach
  • Parkland
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vulcan ...

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

Adding Vulcan to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Vulcan on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alberta (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vulcan.

The official website for Vulcan: www.townofvulcan.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vulcan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<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 Vulcan). 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 Vulcan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>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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