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Welcome to Swansea ...

Although we found mention of Swansea during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> We believe that Swansea had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

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




Time Zone: The area where we believe that Swansea might be (or 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), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

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

We believe that Swansea would be found within the (250) & (778)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named Swansea ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Swansea - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Swansea ...

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

  • Cranbrook
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Kimberley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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 <3>
  • Moyie
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Marysville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Fort Steele
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Bull River
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull River
  • Fisherville ‑ Historic
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • 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.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
  • Wardner
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wardner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wardner <3>
  • Meachen
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • 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
  • Jaffray
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffray came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffray

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swansea ...

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

Adding Swansea 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 Swansea was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Swansea.

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

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 Swansea and then turned east". While Swansea could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Swansea 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Swansea 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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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