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Welcome to Duncan ...

The city of Duncan is located on Vancouver Island.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Duncan, 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 Duncan: Named after William Chalmers Duncan, early settler to the area.

Duncan is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Duncan 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 Duncan: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Duncan: V9L<3>

Communities Also Named Duncan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 40 communities that are also named Duncan - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (3), Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Duncan ...

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

  • Sidney
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney <5>
  • North Saanich
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Saanich came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Saanich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Saanich <5>
  • Ladysmith
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Chemainus
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chemainus came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chemainus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chemainus <5>
  • Lake Cowichan
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Cowichan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Cowichan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Cowichan <5>
  • Cowichan Bay
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowichan Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowichan Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowichan Bay <5>
  • Crofton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crofton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crofton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton <5>
  • Genoa Bay
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Westholme
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westholme came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westholme
  • Musgrave Landing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Duncan ...

Looking for more information about Duncan? 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 Duncan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Duncan.

Adding Duncan to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Duncan was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Duncan on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for British Columbia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Duncan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Duncan. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Duncan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<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)'. 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 Duncan). 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 Duncan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>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.
<5>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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