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Aspen Beach, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Aspen Beach.

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Around Aspen Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southeast of Aspen Beach. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the south of Aspen Beach and has a population of 12,800 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 you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   W   Less than 2 miles
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   23 miles [37 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Benalto   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aspen Beach ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Aspen Beach   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leedale   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Markerville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Deer   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Springbrook   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Aspen Beach.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   26 miles [41.8 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 Aspen Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aspen Beach. 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   NNE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   26 miles [41.8 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.

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
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspen Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4650, Longitude: -114.0257     [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 Aspen Beach), 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 Aspen Beach.