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Welcome to Deroche ...

While we don't have a date for the founding of Deroche, 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 Deroche: Named after Joseph Deroche, an early settler in this area.

Deroche is near sea level<1>.

Time Zone: Deroche 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 Deroche: (604) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Deroche: V0M<3>

Communities near Deroche ...

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

  • Abbotsford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Chilliwack
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Chilliwack. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilliwack
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilliwack <4>
  • Mission
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Sumas
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumas
    • Sumas is located in Whatcom County (WA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,629 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumas <4>
  • Harrison Hot Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Cultus Lake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Seabird Island
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seabird Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabird Island
  • Barrowtown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Minto Landing
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Dewdney
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Deroche ...

Looking for more information about Deroche? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Deroche, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Deroche.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Deroche.

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

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Deroche - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604).
<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 Deroche, 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 Deroche). 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 Deroche or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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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