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Bankhead, Alberta

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The location of Bankhead

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Bankhead ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cochrane. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of where Bankhead would have been located. Cochrane has a population of 16,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Canmore. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southeast of Bankhead and has a population of 12,300 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 driven.<2>

Community   2006
Banff   [Map]   6,700   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harvie Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kananaskis   [Map]   429   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lac des Arcs   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Seebe   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Radium Hot Springs (BC)   [Map]   735   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lake Louise   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Morley   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Water Valley   [Map]     NE   41 miles [66 km]
Brisco (BC)   [Map]     SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Field (BC)   [Map]     W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Kootenay Crossing (BC)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Parson (BC)   [Map]     W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Spillimacheen (BC)   [Map]     SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stephen (BC)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bankhead ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bankhead.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bankhead. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Bankhead ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport (FAA ID: CFZ5)   [Map]   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sundre Airport (FAA ID: CFN7)   [Map]   NE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   E   65 miles [104.6 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NE   95 miles [152.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Bankhead.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bankhead. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   E   65 miles [104.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNE   165 miles [265.5 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   WSW   190 miles [305.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   S   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport (FAA ID: CFZ5)   [Map]   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sundre Airport (FAA ID: CFN7)   [Map]   NE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SSW   53 miles [85.3 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
  Website for Springbank Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bankhead 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bankhead) 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 Bankhead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bankhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bankhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2304, Longitude: -115.5242     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bankhead), 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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