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Welcome to Natal ...

So far, we found very little information about Natal. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Natal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Natal, please Contact Us.

We aren't confident of the location of Natal, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Natal is 4,180 feet [1,274 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Natal is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Natal was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR).

Note: If you leave Natal and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

The location where Natal once stood is in the (250) and (778)<4> area codes.

Communities Also Named Natal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Natal - they are located in Oregon and Virginia.

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

Communities near Natal ...

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

  • Crowsnest Pass
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowsnest Pass came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest Pass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowsnest Pass <6>
  • Fernie
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Elkford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkford <6>
  • Crowsnest
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Crowsnest
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Hosmer
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer
  • Corbin
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin
  • Coleman
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Coal Creek ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Coal Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
  • West Fernie
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Natal.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Natal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Natal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<5>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.
<6>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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