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Bircham, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bircham.

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Around Bircham ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of Bircham. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southwest of Bircham and has a population of 42,600 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 Bircham and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   N   18 miles [29 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dalroy   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Delacour   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kathyrn   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Keoma   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lyalta   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nightingale   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Swalwell   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bircham ...

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

Acme   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Bircham   [Map]
Carbon   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Gayford   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Nightingale   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockyford   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosebud   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Three Hills   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   SSW   22 miles [35.4 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 Bircham.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bircham. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   128 miles [206 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNW   54 miles [86.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   SSW   22 miles [35.4 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International 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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Bircham 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 in Bircham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bircham) 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 Bircham. 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 Bircham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bircham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4500, Longitude: -113.4167     [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 Bircham), 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 Bircham.