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Akinsdale, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Akinsdale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It lies just southeast of Akinsdale. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It lies immediately west of Akinsdale 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   S   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   S   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Athlone   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Caernarvon   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carbondale   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Killarney   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Lancaster Park   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Lower Manor Estates   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lynnwood   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mayfield   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Namao   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Newton   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rossdale   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rosslyn   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sherbrooke   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Volmer   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Akinsdale ...

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   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Akinsdale   [Map]
Bon Accord   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbondale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hercules   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Heights   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stony Plain   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Akinsdale. 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 Akinsdale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SE   24 miles [38.6 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 Akinsdale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Akinsdale. 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   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ESE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SE   24 miles [38.6 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 City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Akinsdale 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 Akinsdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akinsdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akinsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6273, Longitude: -113.5946     [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 Akinsdale), 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 Akinsdale.