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Welcome to Brilliant ...

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Brilliant: Named in 1908 by Peter Verigan, because of the brilliance of the light reflected off of the water.

Time Zone: Brilliant 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).

Note: If you leave Brilliant and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Brilliant: (250) and (778)<1>

Communities Also Named Brilliant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Brilliant - they are located in Alabama, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Brilliant ...

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

  • Trail
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Rossland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Fruitvale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Warfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfield
  • Montrose
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
  • Salmo
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Blueberry Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Pass Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Genelle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genelle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genelle
  • Glade
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade

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 Brilliant. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brilliant.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brilliant ...

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

Adding Brilliant 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 Brilliant was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brilliant.

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

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.


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