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Welcome to Altona ...

When the people of Altona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonan<1>

Time Zone: Altona 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).

Note: If you leave Altona and travel west, you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Telephone area codes for Altona: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Altona: V0C<3>

Communities near Altona ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2006<5>
Population
DirDistance
Blueberry River 205   [Map]   187   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buick   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Doig River 206   [Map]   124   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Doig River   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Montney   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Murdale   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Communities Also Named Altona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Altona - they are located in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altona. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altona ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Altona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Altona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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

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<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)'. In the case of Altona, we provide only the FSA and not the 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 Altona). 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 Altona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altona) 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 Altona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.9000, Longitude: -120.9000     [Map].

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<5>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Altona 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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