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Welcome to Skookumchuck ...



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

Skookumchuck is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Skookumchuck is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Skookumchuck lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel west from Skookumchuck (for example, toward Kaslo), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Area codes for Skookumchuck: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Skookumchuck: V0B<3>

Communities Also Named Skookumchuck ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Skookumchuck - it's located in Washington.

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

Communities near Skookumchuck ...

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

  • Kimberley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberley <5>
  • Canal Flats
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Flats came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Flats
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canal Flats <5>
  • Ta Ta Creek
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ta Ta Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ta Ta Creek
  • Wasa
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasa came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasa <5>
  • Fisherville ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fisherville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
  • Fort Steele
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
  • Marysville
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Cranbrook
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
  • Fairmont Hot Springs
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
  • Meachen
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meachen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meachen

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Skookumchuck ...

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

Adding Skookumchuck to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Skookumchuck was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Skookumchuck.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Skookumchuck. 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 Skookumchuck - 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)'. In the case of Skookumchuck, 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 Skookumchuck). 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 Skookumchuck 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.
<6>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.









 

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