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Barnwell, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Barnwell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Barnwell. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It lies just northeast of Barnwell and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Barnwell has a population of 610 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Barnwell and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Chin   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cranford   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Diamond City   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Enchant   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grantham   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hays   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Juno   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
New Dayton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Retlaw   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Skiff   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Turin   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wrentham   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barnwell ...

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.

Chin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Barnwell   [Map]
Coaldale   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Diamond City   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hays   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   ESE   39 miles [62.8 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 Barnwell.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Barnwell. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   121 miles [194.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   251 miles [403.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   293 miles [471.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   ESE   39 miles [62.8 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [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 Barnwell. 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 Barnwell 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 stretches from Barnwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barnwell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barnwell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barnwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7615, Longitude: -112.2618     [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 Barnwell), 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 Barnwell.