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Introduction ...

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

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Around Askow ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Askow. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Brooks. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Askow and has a population of 13,800 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Redcliff   [Map]   5,096   E   41 miles [66 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Taber   [Map]   7,677   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Chin   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cranford   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Enchant   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grantham   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hays   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Juno   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rainier   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Retlaw   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scandia   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Skiff   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Suffield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wrentham   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Askow ...

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.

Bow Island   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Askow   [Map]
Conquerville (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goat   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hays   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Juno   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSE   32 miles [51.5 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 Askow.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Askow. 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   NW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   246 miles [395.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSE   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [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 Askow. 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 Askow 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 Askow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Askow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Askow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9333, Longitude: -111.7000     [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 Askow), 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 Askow.