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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bowden ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the north of Bowden. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the south of Bowden and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Bowden has a population of 1,200 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 Bowden and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   18 miles [29 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sylvan Lake   [Map]   10,703   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Benalto   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dickson   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Henday   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
James River Bridge   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Markerville   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Spruce View   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Torrington   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wimborne   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowden ...

Looking for more information about Bowden? 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 Bowden, 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 Bowden.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Bowden ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   S   23 miles [37 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WSW   29 miles [46.7 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 Bowden.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bowden. 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   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   98 miles [157.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   S   23 miles [37 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WSW   29 miles [46.7 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.

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
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.9167, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Bowden), 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 Bowden.



 
 
 

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