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Acheson, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Acheson.

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Around Acheson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Acheson. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It lies just northeast of Acheson and has a population of 57,700 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 from Acheson and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   N   18 miles [29 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   W   5 miles [8 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Athlone   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brander Gardens   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Erin Estates   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Garden Grove Estates   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grandmuir Estates   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Green Acre Estates   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lynnwood   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mayfield   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ormsby Place   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Osborne Acres   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Peterburn Estates   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rolling Meadows   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sunset View Acres   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Villeneuve   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Woodland Park   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acheson ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Acheson   [Map]
Carbondale   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Heights   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stony Plain   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Acheson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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 Acheson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Acheson. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   168 miles [270.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acheson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Acheson 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 starting from Acheson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acheson) 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 Acheson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acheson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acheson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5458, Longitude: -113.7799     [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 Acheson), 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 Acheson.