RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >>
 
   
 

Drumheller, Alberta

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AB
Communities

 The location of Drumheller 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Drumheller
and the surrounding area.
 
 

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Drumheller ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Strathmore. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of Drumheller. Strathmore has a population of 12,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Three Hills. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Drumheller and has a population of 3,200 people.

For comparison, Drumheller has a population of 8,000 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 Drumheller and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Acme   [Map]   656   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Big Valley   [Map]   351   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   W   18 miles [29 km]
Elnora   [Map]   275   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craigmyle   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dorothy   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
East Coulee   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Michichi   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rowley   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rumsey   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Swalwell   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wayne   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drumheller ...

Looking for more information about Drumheller? 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 Drumheller, 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 Drumheller.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Drumheller ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NW   26 miles [41.8 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 Drumheller.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Drumheller. 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   WSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   132 miles [212.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NNE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drumheller: www.dinosaurvalley.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 Drumheller were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Drumheller. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drumheller) 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 Drumheller. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drumheller

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drumheller. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4620, Longitude: -112.7108     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Drumheller), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Drumheller.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Other   AB
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2016
By John Hall