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Rainier, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Although we found mention of Rainier during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

When we're planning a trip and want to make reservations or still at home and looking for a place to eat, we usually start by visiting the TripAdvisor website. Once on their website we search for what's available, then check the recommendations and experiences of other people.

Although there are many ways of searching the TripAdvisor website, we prefer to start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page. On the Tourism page you'll find a quick overview of the community, with links to restaurants, lodging, flights, rentals and nearby attractions.

While we are unaware of a TripAdvisor Tourism page that is specific to Rainier, there are communities in the surrounding area that have Tourism pages that may be of help. The following map should help you find find those communities communities.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages Near Rainier   ...

The red map marker shows the location of Rainier. In this case, we are unaware of a TripAdvisor Tourism page for Rainier.

Clicking on a blue marker will open the TripAdvisor Tourism page for that community. The Tourism page will open in a new browser window.

An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map. As above, clicking on a marker will open the selected Tourism page in a new window. Clicking on the community's name will cause a jump to the Tourism map for that community.



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List of Neighboring TripAdvisor Tourism Pages ...

Below is a list of those communities which have a TripAdvisor Tourism page and are relatively close to Rainier - within 49 miles [78.9 km].

Our list sorts the communities in alphabetical order. There are 10 communities listed.

For each community, we give:

  • The approximate distance and direction from Rainier
  • If we know it, we give the population of the community
  • A link to the TripAdvisor Tourism page. The TripAdvisor page will open in a new browser window
  • A link that will jump to our map for the community's map of Tourism pages


33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) of Rainier

Population: 1,282

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Bassano

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Bassano


26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of Rainier

Population: 978

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Duchess

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Duchess

Bow Island

46 miles [74 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rainier

Population: 2,025

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Bow Island

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Bow Island


47 miles [75.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rainier

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Jenner

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Jenner


15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of Rainier

Population: 13,818

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Brooks

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Brooks


28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rainier

Population: 108

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Patricia

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Patricia


46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rainier

Population: 60

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Cluny

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Cluny


39 miles [62.8 km] to the South (S) of Rainier

Population: 8,199

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Taber

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Taber


49 miles [78.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of Rainier

Population: 7,493

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Coaldale

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Coaldale


20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of Rainier

Population: 1,069

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Vauxhall

Map of Tourism pages - centered on  Vauxhall


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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Rainier and then turned west". While Rainier could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Rainier as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Rainier could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Rainier.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3667, Longitude: -112.0833     [Map].

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