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Vulcan, Alberta

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Welcome to Vulcan ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Vulcan had a population of 1,940 people.<1>

The town of Vulcan is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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).

Area codes for Vulcan: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Vulcan: T0L<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Vulcan had a population of 1,940 people.

The population of Vulcan represents 0.06% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 85th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 1,940 people, the population of Vulcan increased 10.1% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 1,762 people).

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

Communities near Vulcan ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vulcan and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2006
Brant   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frankburg - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Vulcan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

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

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

Websites for Vulcan ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vulcan:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vulcan) 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 Vulcan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vulcan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vulcan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4030, Longitude: -113.2640     [Map].

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