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Welcome to Albert Head ...

Although we found mention of Albert Head during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> We believe that Albert Head had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

We've added Albert Head to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Albert Head, please Contact Us.


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Albert Head might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

We believe that Albert Head would be found within the (250) & (778)<2> area codes.

Communities near Albert Head ...

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 Albert Head and not the distance if you are driving.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Population
DirDistance
Colwood   [Map]   14,687   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lake Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Langford   [Map]   22,459   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Saanich   [Map]   10,823   N   18 miles [29 km]
Oak Bay   [Map]   17,908   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sidney   [Map]   11,315   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

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 Albert Head. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albert Head.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albert Head ...

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

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The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Albert Head and then turned west". While Albert Head could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Albert Head as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Albert Head could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Albert Head) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albert Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3833, Longitude: -123.5000     [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Albert Head 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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