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Welcome to Birchbank ...

Although we found mention of Birchbank during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> We believe that Birchbank 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 Birchbank to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Birchbank, please Contact Us.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Birchbank, 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 1925.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Birchbank 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).

Note: If you travel east from Birchbank (for example, toward Creston), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

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

Communities near Birchbank ...

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

  • Castlegar
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlegar came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castlegar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castlegar <4>
  • Trail
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Rossland
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Fruitvale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Warfield
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfield
  • Montrose
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
  • Salmo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Northport
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • East Trail
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • West Trail
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Birchbank. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Birchbank.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Birchbank. See our Newspapers Page for Birchbank.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Birchbank ...

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

Adding Birchbank to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Birchbank was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Birchbank.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

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 south past Birchbank and then turned west". While Birchbank could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Birchbank 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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek 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 Birchbank 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.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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