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Waterton Park, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Waterton Park.

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Around Waterton Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Waterton Park. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pincher Creek. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Waterton Park and has a population of 3,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Waterton Park and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Aetna   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beazer   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bellevue   [Map]     NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brocket   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carway   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coleman   [Map]     NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Kimball   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Leavitt   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Springridge   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stand Off   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Woolford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Waterton Park ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   WNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NE   64 miles [103 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 Waterton Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waterton Park. 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   N   142 miles [228.5 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   252 miles [405.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NE   64 miles [103 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WNW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   WNW   57 miles [91.7 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
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        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
 
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterton Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0500, Longitude: -113.9167     [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 Waterton Park), 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 Waterton Park.



 
 
 

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