Information About Postal Codes and Zip Codes
Area code 867 is the area code for the three Canadian territories in the Arctic far north. It was created on October 21, 1997, from portions of two existing Canadian area codes (403 & 819). The digits were chosen to promote the theme "TOP of the world", as TOP spells 867 on a North American dial. It has the largest land area of any area code in the North American Numbering Plan. The territorial extent reaches 3,173 km from Cape Dyer on Baffin Island to the Alaska border, and 4,391 km from the south end of James Bay to the North Pole. The largest distances between exchanges are 2,200 km from Sanikiluaq to Grise Fiord, and 3,365 km from Beaver Creek to Pangnirtung. Four different official time zones are observed within the area.