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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lac des Arcs.

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Around Lac des Arcs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Lac des Arcs. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cochrane. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Lac des Arcs and has a population of 16,800 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.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Banff   [Map]   6,700   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harvie Heights   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kananaskis   [Map]   429   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Seebe   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Balzac   [Map]     E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bottrell   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Millarville   [Map]     SE   41 miles [66 km]
Morley   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Priddis   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Water Valley   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kootenay Crossing (BC)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Lac des Arcs.

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

Airports Near Lac des Arcs ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Lac des Arcs.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   59 miles [95 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 Lac des Arcs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lac des Arcs. 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   49 miles [78.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   169 miles [272 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   200 miles [321.9 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   94 miles [151.3 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   19 miles [30.6 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   59 miles [95 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
 
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport   (YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]
        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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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lac des Arcs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lac des Arcs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lac des Arcs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0548, Longitude: -115.1544     [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 Lac des Arcs), 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 Lac des Arcs.



 
 
 

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