What are the official Canada Post abbreviations for municipalities in Alberta?

    To meet addressing guidelines or to accommodate limitations on address fields in your database, you may need to adjust the names of towns, cities or communities with long names.

    Canada Post has a list of official abbreviations for some municipalities in Alberta with names longer than 13 characters.

    Use these official shortened names:

    • If your database fields cannot accommodate longer names.
    • To ensure the mailing address fits on a standard mailing label while meeting the addressing guidelines outlined by Canada Post.

    Find the official abbreviations for some municipalities in Alberta below.

    Municipality 13-character abbreviation 18-character abbreviation

    BLUEBERRY MOUNTAIN

    BLUEBERRY-MTN

     

    BUFFALO HEAD PRAIRIE

    BUFFALO-HD-PR

    BUFFALO-HEAD-PR

    CHISHOLM MILLS

    CHISHOLM-MLLS

     

    COLLEGE HEIGHTS

    COLLEGE-HGTS

     

    COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE NO. 1

    CO GP NO. 1

    COUNTY OF GP NO. 1

    DEAD MAN'S FLATS

    DEAD-MAN-FLTS

     

    DRAYTON VALLEY

    DRAYTON-VLY

     

    FORT ASSINIBOINE

    FT-ASSINIBOIN

     

    FORT CHIPEWYAN

    FT-CHIPEWYAN

     

    FORT SASKATCHEWAN

    FT-SASKATCHWN

     

    FORT VERMILION

    FT-VERMILION

     

    GRANDE PRAIRIE

    GRAND-PRAIRIE

     

    HARVIE HEIGHTS

    HARVIE-HGHTS

     

    HILLCREST MINES

    HILCREST-MNES

     

    ISLAND LAKE SOUTH

    ISLAND-LAKE-S

     

    JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

    JAMES-RIV-BRG

     

    LANCASTER PARK

    LANCASTER-PRK

     

    NITON JUNCTION

    NITON-JCT

     

    PADDLE PRAIRIE

    PADDLE-PRARIE

     

    PARADISE VALLEY

    PARADISE-VLY

     

    PURPLE SPRINGS

    PURPLE-SPRGS

     

    RED DEER COUNTY

    RED-DEER-CNTY

     

    RED EARTH CREEK

    RED-EARTH-CRK

     

    REDWOOD MEADOWS

    REDWOOD-MEDWS

     

    RIVIERE QUI BARRE

    RIV-QUI-BARRE

     

    ROCHFORT BRIDGE

    ROCHFORT-BRG

     

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE

    ROCKY-MTN-HSE

    ROCKY-MTN-HOUSE

    ROSEDALE STATION

    ROSEDALE-STN

     

    ROSEDALE VALLEY

    ROSEDALE-VLY

     

    SOUTH BAPTISTE

    S-BAPTISTE

     

    VALHALLA CENTRE

    VALHALLA-CTR

     

    WANDERING RIVER

    WANDRING-RIV

     

    WHISPERING HILLS

    WHISPRING-HLS