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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gayford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the west of Gayford. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the west of Gayford and has a population of 42,600 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   N   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Acme   [Map]   656   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bircham   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cheadle   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dalroy   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Delacour   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Kathyrn   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Keoma   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lyalta   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Namaka   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Nightingale   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Gayford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   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 Gayford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gayford. 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   29 miles [46.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   145 miles [233.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NNW   18 miles [29 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
 
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank 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
 
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
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Gayford 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 beginning in Gayford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gayford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gayford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2126, Longitude: -113.3539     [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 Gayford), 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 Gayford.



 
 
 

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