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Barrhead, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Barrhead ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saint Albert. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of Barrhead. Saint Albert has a population of 57,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Spruce Grove. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Barrhead and has a population of 26,200 people.

For comparison, Barrhead has a population of 4,400 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 from Barrhead and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   E   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Birch Cove   [Map]   38   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bloomsbury   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Campsie   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Linaria   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lunnford   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Manola   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nakamun Park   [Map]   88   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Neerlandia   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rich Valley   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Roselea   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rossington   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tiger Lily   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vega   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barrhead ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Barrhead   [Map]
Cosmo   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freedom   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Gunn   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Highridge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise Beach   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tiger Lily   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barrhead ...

Looking for more information about Barrhead? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Barrhead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Barrhead.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Barrhead Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Barrhead

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Barrhead ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   38 miles [61.2 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 Barrhead.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Barrhead. 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   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   208 miles [334.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   38 miles [61.2 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
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Barrhead:

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 Barrhead 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 that starts in Barrhead. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barrhead) 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 Barrhead. 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 Barrhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1232, Longitude: -114.4020     [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 Barrhead), 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 Barrhead.