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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bow Island.

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Around Bow Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Bow Island. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Bow Island and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Bow Island has a population of 2,000 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 Bow Island and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Redcliff   [Map]   5,096   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Suffield   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Etzikom   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grantham   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hays   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Juno   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orion   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Skiff   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bow Island ...

Looking for more information about Bow Island? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bow Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bow Island.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Bow Island ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   NE   Less than 2 miles
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   W   36 miles [57.9 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 Bow Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bow Island. 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   NW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   255 miles [410.4 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   257 miles [413.6 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   E   298 miles [479.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   65 miles [104.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   NE   Less than 2 miles
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   W   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bow Island: www.bowisland.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8667, Longitude: -111.3667     [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 Bow Island), 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 Bow Island.



 
 
 

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