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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Crowsnest Pass.

This page contains five sections:

Around Crowsnest Pass ...

Crowsnest Pass is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Fernie (BC). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Crowsnest Pass and has a population of 4,200 people.<1>

For comparison, Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Crowsnest Pass and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Elkford (BC)   [Map]   2,463   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bellevue   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brocket   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coleman   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Crowsnest   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Furman   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Maycroft   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elk Prairie (BC)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elko (BC)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Galloway (BC)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hosmer (BC)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morrissey (BC)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Fernie (BC)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wycliffe (BC)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crowsnest Pass ...

Looking for more information about Crowsnest Pass? 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 Crowsnest Pass, 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 Crowsnest Pass.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Crowsnest Pass ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   35 miles [56.3 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 Crowsnest Pass.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Crowsnest Pass. 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   N   106 miles [170.6 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   218 miles [350.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   259 miles [416.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   56 miles [90.1 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   E   76 miles [122.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
 
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crowsnest Pass: www.town.crowsnestpass.ab.ca/

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 Crowsnest Pass 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 from Crowsnest Pass. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crowsnest Pass) 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 Crowsnest Pass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crowsnest Pass

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crowsnest Pass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6000, Longitude: -114.5167     [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 Crowsnest Pass), 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 Crowsnest Pass.



 
 
 

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