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Welcome to Pickering ...

The Lake Ontario city of Pickering is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Pickering lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Telephone area codes for Pickering: (289)<2>, (365) and (905).

The Canadian Postal Codes for Pickering: L1V, L1W, L1X, L1Y<3>

Pickering was established in 1791.

Websites for Pickering ...

Official Website:

Communities Also Named Pickering ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Pickering - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Pickering ...

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

  • Toronto
  • Markham
  • Richmond Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
    • Richmond Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Pickering.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill<5>
  • Oshawa
  • Whitby
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Pickering Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickering Beach
    • Pickering Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Pickering.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickering Beach
  • Port Union
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    • Port Union lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Pickering.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Union came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Union
  • Audley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audley
    • Audley lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Pickering.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Audley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Former name for Audley:
    • Brown's Corners
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audley
  • Brougham
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brougham
    • Brougham lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Pickering.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brougham

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickering ...

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

The official website for Pickering:

The official website for Province of Ontario:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pickering - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Of the area codes for Pickering, area code (289, 365) is an overlay.
<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 Pickering, 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 Pickering). 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 Pickering or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pickering) 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 Pickering. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PickeringOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8385, Longitude: -79.0870    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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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