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Welcome to Shingle Creek ...

Although we found mention of Shingle Creek during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Shingle Creek was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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

A typical abbreviation for Shingle Creek: Shingle Crk. (or less commonly used: Shingle Ck. or Shingle Cr.)

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Shingle Creek 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).

We believe that Shingle Creek would be found within the (250) and (778)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named Shingle Creek ...

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

Communities near Shingle Creek ...

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

  • Penticton (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Summerland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Peachland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Trout Creek (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
    • Trout Creek lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Shingle Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
  • Crescent Beach (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Beach
    • Crescent Beach lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Shingle Creek
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  • Naramata (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Poplar Grove (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
    • Poplar Grove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Shingle Creek
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Poplar Grove. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
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  • Kaleden (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaleden
    • Kaleden lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Shingle Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaleden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaleden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaleden<4>
  • Okanagan Falls (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Chute Lake (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
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    • Chute Lake lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Shingle Creek
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Chute Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shingle Creek ...

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

Adding Shingle Creek 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.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shingle Creek was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shingle Creek on our Genealogy Page.

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Mentions & References for Shingle Creek

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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 north past Shingle Creek and then turned east". While Shingle Creek could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Shingle Creek 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 Shingle Creek 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shingle Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shingle Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5167, Longitude: -119.8000    
<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 have 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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