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The location of Blackfalds









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Blackfalds ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It lies just south of Blackfalds. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southwest of Blackfalds and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Blackfalds has a population of 6,300 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 driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   E   46 miles [74 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clive   [Map]   562   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hillsdown   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Joffre   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Morningside   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Deer Junction   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackfalds ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackfalds ...

Looking for more information about Blackfalds? 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 Blackfalds, 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 Blackfalds.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Blackfalds


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Blackfalds ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 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 Blackfalds.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blackfalds. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   64 miles [103 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   88 miles [141.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   ENE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bashaw Airport (FAA ID: CFK2)   [Map]   ENE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Olds - Netook Airport (FAA ID: CFK6)   [Map]   SSW   38 miles [61.2 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blackfalds: www.blackfalds.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Blackfalds 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- Blackfalds) 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 Blackfalds. 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 Blackfalds

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfalds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3833, Longitude: -113.8000     [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 Blackfalds), 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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