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Blue Ridge, Alberta

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The location of Blue Ridge

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blue Ridge.

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Around Blue Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Whitecourt. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Blue Ridge. Whitecourt has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Barrhead. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Blue Ridge and has a population of 4,400 people.

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

Community   2006
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gainford   [Map]   ---   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Peers   [Map]   ---   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Seba Beach   [Map]   203   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Silver Sands   [Map]   173   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
South View   [Map]   115   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Swan Hills   [Map]   1,645   N   41 miles [66 km]
West Cove   [Map]   169   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Wildwood   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yellowstone   [Map]   170   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bloomsbury   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Campsie   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherhill   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cosmo   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Assiniboine   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Green Court   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lone Pine   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mackay   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Niton Junction   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nojack   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rangeton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rochfort Bridge   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Roselea   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tiger Lily   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Ridge ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Birch Cove   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the East of Blue Ridge   [Map]
Carrot Creek   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Castle Island   -   50 miles [80.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chip Lake   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cosmo   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta
    Alberta Tourism

Airports Near Blue Ridge ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   W   16 miles [25.7 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 Blue Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Ridge. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   215 miles [346 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   W   16 miles [25.7 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Blue Ridge 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Blue Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue Ridge) 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 Blue Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1167, Longitude: -115.3833     [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 Blue Ridge), 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 Blue Ridge.


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