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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Arbour Lake.

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Around Arbour Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It lies just southeast of Arbour Lake. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northeast of Arbour Lake and has a population of 42,600 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   S   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Abbeydale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Acadia   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Albert Park   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Balzac   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Conrich   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Douglas Glen   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Janet   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Martindale   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ramsay   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arbour Lake ...

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.

Balzac   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Arbour Lake   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Janet   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Arbour Lake.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   25 miles [40.2 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 Arbour Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Arbour Lake. 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   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   152 miles [244.6 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   241 miles [387.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SSE   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl 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
 
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arbour Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1358, Longitude: -114.2013     [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 Arbour Lake), 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 Arbour Lake.