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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Birch Cove.

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Around Birch Cove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Birch Cove. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of Birch Cove and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Birch Cove has a population of 38 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   18 miles [29 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Campsie   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Castle Island   [Map]   22   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cherhill   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cosmo   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glenevis   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gunn   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lunnford   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Manola   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nakamun Park   [Map]   88   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rich Valley   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sunrise Beach   [Map]   170   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Yellowstone   [Map]   170   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Birch Cove ...

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.

Castle Island   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South of Birch Cove   [Map]
Cosmo   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Freedom   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Gunn   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Highridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise Beach   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Birch Cove. 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 Birch Cove ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SE   43 miles [69.2 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 Birch Cove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Birch Cove. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SE   43 miles [69.2 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [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 Birch Cove. 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 Birch Cove 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 starting from Birch Cove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Birch Cove) 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 Birch Cove. 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 Birch Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birch Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9500, Longitude: -114.3667     [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 Birch Cove), 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 Birch Cove.