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Bassano, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bassano ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brooks. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Bassano. Brooks has a population of 13,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Strathmore. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Bassano and has a population of 12,200 people.

For comparison, Bassano has a population of 1,300 people.

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

Community   2006
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bow City   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cluny   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dorothy   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Finnegan   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gem   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Millicent   [Map]   ---   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Patricia   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Rainier   [Map]   ---   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Stobart   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bassano ...

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.

Bow City   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast of Bassano   [Map]
Chancellor   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cluny   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crowfoot   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Duchess   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Gem   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Majorville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Queenstown   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosemary   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bassano ...

Looking for more information about Bassano? 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 Bassano, 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 Bassano.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Bassano ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   N   Less than 2 miles
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SW   44 miles [70.8 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 Bassano.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bassano. 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   WNW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   180 miles [289.7 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   265 miles [426.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   S   81 miles [130.4 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   SE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   N   Less than 2 miles
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SW   44 miles [70.8 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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bassano. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7889, Longitude: -112.4654     [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 Bassano), 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 Bassano.