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Barons, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Barons ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southeast of Barons. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Barons and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Barons has a population of 280 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 Barons and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Carmangay   [Map]   336   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barons ...

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.

Champion   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North of Barons   [Map]
Chin   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coaldale   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Diamond City   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Monarch   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vulcan   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   ESE   41 miles [66 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 Barons.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Barons. 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   NNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   230 miles [370.1 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   279 miles [449 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   ESE   41 miles [66 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
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barons. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Barons 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 beginning in Barons. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barons) 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 Barons. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barons

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9833, Longitude: -113.0833     [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 Barons), 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 Barons.