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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Alderson.

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Around Alderson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of where Alderson would have been located. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Brooks. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northwest of Alderson and has a population of 13,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alderson and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Redcliff   [Map]   5,096   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Suffield   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Taber   [Map]   7,677   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bow City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grantham   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hays   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Iddesleigh   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jenner   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Juno   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Millicent   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Patricia   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rainier   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Steveville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Alderson.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Alderson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Alderson ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Alderson.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SW   78 miles [125.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Alderson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alderson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WNW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   229 miles [368.5 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   239 miles [384.6 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   E   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SW   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   S   55 miles [88.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Alderson were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Alderson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alderson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2799, Longitude: -111.3440     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alderson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alderson.



 
 
 

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