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Welcome to Pickering ...

The Lake Ontario city of Pickering was established in 1791.

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) & (905).

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

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
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Markham
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Richmond Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill <4>
  • Oshawa
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Whitby
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Pickering Beach
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Port Union
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Union came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Union
  • Audley
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • 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.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audley
    • Former name for Audley:
    • Brown's Corners
  • Brougham
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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