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Alert Bay, British Columbia

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Welcome to Alert Bay ...

The coastal village of Alert Bay is located on Cormorant Island (on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island).

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Alert Bay had a population of 556 people.<1>

Alert Bay was incorporated January 14, 1946.

The community of Alert Bay is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Alert Bay lies 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).

Area codes for Alert Bay: (250) & (778)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Alert Bay: V0N<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Alert Bay had a population of 556 people.

The population of Alert Bay represents 0.01% of the total population of British Columbia (which had 4,113,487 people at that time), making it British Colombia's 95th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 556 people, the population of Alert Bay decreased 4.63% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 583 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alert Bay.

Communities near Alert Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alert Bay and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Beaver Cove   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Echo Bay   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Rupert 1   [Map]   5   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Health Bay   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kokish   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Port McNeill   [Map]   2,623   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alert Bay ...

Looking for more information about Alert Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alert Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alert Bay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alert Bay. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Alert Bay 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 Alert Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Alert Bay.

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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 Alert Bay). 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 Alert Bay 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Alert Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alert Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alert Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alert Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alert Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5833, Longitude: -126.9167     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alert Bay.