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Welcome to Sparwood ...

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Sparwood, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated October 6, 1964.

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

Area codes for Sparwood: (250) and (778)<1>

The Canadian Postal Code for Sparwood: V0B<2>

Websites for Sparwood ...

Official Website:   www.sparwood.bc.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.sparwoodchamber.bc.ca/

Communities near Sparwood ...

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

  • Crowsnest Pass
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest Pass
    • Crowsnest Pass lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Sparwood.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowsnest Pass came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsnest Pass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowsnest Pass<5>
  • Fernie
  • Elkford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkford
    • Elkford lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Sparwood.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkford<5>
  • Hosmer
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    • Hosmer lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Sparwood.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosmer
  • Crowsnest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest
    • Crowsnest lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Sparwood.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsnest
  • Crowsnest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest
    • Crowsnest lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Sparwood.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsnest
  • Coal Creek ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
    • Coal Creek was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Sparwood.
    • 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.<6>
  • Corbin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin
    • Corbin lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Sparwood.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin
  • West Fernie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fernie
    • West Fernie lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Sparwood.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fernie
  • Wycliffe
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wycliffe
    • Wycliffe lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Sparwood.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wycliffe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wycliffe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wycliffe<5>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sparwood ...

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

Adding Sparwood to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Sparwood was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railway Time Tables (October 1899).

We also found Sparwood on a map titled Gulf Oil Map of British Columbia (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sparwood.

The official website for Sparwood: www.sparwood.bc.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<2>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 Sparwood). 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 Sparwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sparwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sparwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SparwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7322, Longitude: -114.8909    
<4>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.
<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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