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Big Valley, Alberta

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The location of Big Valley

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Big Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the west of Big Valley. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Drumheller. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the south of Big Valley and has a population of 8,000 people.

For comparison, Big Valley has a population of 350 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 Big Valley and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Alix   [Map]   851   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bashaw   [Map]   796   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Castor   [Map]   931   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Delburne   [Map]   765   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Ardley   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Byemoor   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elnora   [Map]   275   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Endiang   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Heart Lake   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huxley   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lousana   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nevis   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Rowley   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Rumsey   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sabine   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Valley ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Valley ...

Looking for more information about Big Valley? 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 Big Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Big Valley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Big Valley

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Big Valley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Stettler Airport (FAA ID: CEJ3)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Three Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEN3)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Castor Airport (FAA ID: CER2)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bashaw Airport (FAA ID: CFK2)   [Map]   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Drumheller Muni. (FAA ID: CEG4)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hanna Airport (FAA ID: CEL4)   [Map]   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Forestburg Airport (FAA ID: CEF6)   [Map]   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   WNW   49 miles [78.9 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 Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Big Valley. 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]   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   NNE   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Stettler Airport (FAA ID: CEJ3)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Three Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEN3)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Castor Airport (FAA ID: CER2)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bashaw Airport (FAA ID: CFK2)   [Map]   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Drumheller Muni. (FAA ID: CEG4)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hanna Airport (FAA ID: CEL4)   [Map]   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Forestburg Airport (FAA ID: CEF6)   [Map]   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Acme Airport (FAA ID: CEG2)   [Map]   SW   51 miles [82.1 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
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
  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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Big Valley:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.0333, Longitude: -112.7500     [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 Valley), 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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