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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven 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. Please note 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 it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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]
Gadsby   [Map]   35   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Huxley   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lousana   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   S   25 miles [40.2 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]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Valley ...

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.

Byemoor   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East of Big Valley   [Map]
Carbon   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Drumheller   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hartshorn   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Leo   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mirror   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Willow   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Hills   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Big Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Big Valley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Castor Airport   [Map]   CER2   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Forestburg Airport   [Map]   CEF6   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NNE   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

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

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The official website for Big Valley: www.villageofbigvalley.ca/

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 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' distance starting in Big Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Valley) 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 Big Valley. 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 Big Valley

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