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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rich Valley.

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Around Rich Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Rich Valley. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Rich Valley and has a population of 57,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note 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
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   N   18 miles [29 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   E   41 miles [66 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Birch Cove   [Map]   38   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Castle Island   [Map]   22   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherhill   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Darwell   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Glenevis   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gunn   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Nakamun Park   [Map]   88   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sunrise Beach   [Map]   170   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Val Quentin   [Map]   181   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Cove   [Map]   169   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yellowstone   [Map]   170   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Rich Valley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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 Rich Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rich Valley. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   189 miles [304.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ESE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary 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
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rich Valley. 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 Rich Valley 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Rich Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rich Valley) 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 Rich Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rich Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8500, Longitude: -114.3500     [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 Rich Valley), 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 Rich Valley.



 
 
 

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