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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Rapids.

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Around Rocky Rapids ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Spruce Grove. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Rocky Rapids. Spruce Grove has a population of 26,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stony Plain. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Rocky Rapids and has a population of 15,100 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.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   N   46 miles [74 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   N   41 miles [66 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Woodland Park   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alsike   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Berrymoor   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Betula Beach   [Map]   15   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boggy Hall   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Buck Creek   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burtonsville   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Carnwood   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Cynthia   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Entwistle   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lindale   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Round Valley   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Seba Beach   [Map]   203   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tomahawk   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Violet Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   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 Rocky Rapids.

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

Airports Near Rocky Rapids ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   46 miles [74 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   58 miles [93.3 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNE   59 miles [95 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   87 miles [140 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 Rocky Rapids.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Rapids. 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   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   154 miles [247.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   46 miles [74 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   58 miles [93.3 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNE   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.

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
 
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
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Rapids. 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 Rocky Rapids 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 from Rocky Rapids. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Rapids) 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 Rocky Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Rapids. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2833, Longitude: -114.9500     [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 Rocky Rapids), 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 Rocky Rapids.



 
 
 

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