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Introduction ...

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

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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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Big Stone and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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 nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Batter Junction   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 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]
Sedalia   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 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 ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Cereal   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast of Big Stone   [Map]
Chinook   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Excel   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jenner   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pollockville   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Richdale   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rose Lynn   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Steveville   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism


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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Oyen Muni.   [Map]   CED3   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Empress Airport(ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   CYEA   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Consort Airport   [Map]   CFG3   NNE   59 miles [95 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   W   122 miles [196.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   177 miles [284.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   203 miles [326.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Oyen Muni.   [Map]   CED3   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Empress Airport(ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   CYEA   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Consort Airport   [Map]   CFG3   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       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
 
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Empress Airport   (ICAO: CYEA)   [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 Big Stone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: 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 starting in Big Stone. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Stone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Stone. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Big Stone.