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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Big Stone.

This page contains five sections:

Around Big Stone ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hanna. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Big Stone. Hanna has a population of 2,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Oyen. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Big Stone and has a population of 1,000 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 Big Stone and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Acadia Valley   [Map]   ---   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cereal   [Map]   126   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Patricia   [Map]   ---   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Youngstown   [Map]   170   N   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Benton Station   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bonar   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Buffalo   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cessford   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chinook   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Finnegan   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Iddesleigh   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jenner   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pollockville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Richdale   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sheerness   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stanmore   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Steveville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sunnynook   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wardlow   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Stone ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Oyen Muni. (FAA ID: CED3)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hanna Airport (FAA ID: CEL4)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Brooks Rgnl. (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Empress Airport (ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   NNE   59 miles [95 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   SSE   84 miles [135.2 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Big Stone.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Big Stone. 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]   W   122 miles [196.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNW   177 miles [284.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ENE   203 miles [326.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Oyen Muni. (FAA ID: CED3)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hanna Airport (FAA ID: CEL4)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Brooks Rgnl. (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Empress Airport (ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   NNE   59 miles [95 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
  Website for Regina International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Empress Airport   (ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Big Stone 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Stone) 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 Big Stone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Stone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Stone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2000, Longitude: -111.2000     [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 Big Stone), 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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