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Introduction ...

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

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Around Kananaskis ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Kananaskis. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Kananaskis and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Kananaskis has a population of 430 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 Kananaskis and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Banff   [Map]   6,700   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Harvie Heights   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lac des Arcs   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Balzac   [Map]     E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bottrell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
De Winton   [Map]     E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madden   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Millarville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morley   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Priddis   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Water Valley   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Kananaskis ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   58 miles [93.3 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 Kananaskis.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kananaskis. 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   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   202 miles [325.1 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   93 miles [149.7 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SSW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   58 miles [93.3 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
 
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
 
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        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
 

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

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 Kananaskis 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 stretches from Kananaskis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kananaskis) 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 Kananaskis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kananaskis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kananaskis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0520, Longitude: -115.1054     [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 Kananaskis), 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 Kananaskis.



 
 
 

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