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Alpen, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Alpen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Alpen. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gibbons. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Alpen and has a population of 3,000 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
Andrew   [Map]   465   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Athabasca   [Map]   2,580   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lac la Biche   [Map]   2,758   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   S   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Abee   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Caslan   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Radway   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tawatinaw   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   S   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alpen ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North of Alpen   [Map]
Grassland   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Opal   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Properity   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Smoky Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 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 Alpen.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   NE   42 miles [67.6 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 Alpen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alpen. 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   SSW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   233 miles [375 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   NE   42 miles [67.6 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
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [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 Alpen. 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 Alpen 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 that starts in Alpen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4261, Longitude: -112.9236     [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 Alpen), 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 Alpen.