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Blackfoot, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Blackfoot ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lloydminster. It lies just east of Blackfoot. Lloydminster has a population of 18,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lloydminster (SK). It lies just east of Blackfoot and has a population of 9,800 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 Blackfoot and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Edgerton   [Map]   373   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   W   41 miles [66 km]
Marwayne   [Map]   516   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wainwright   [Map]   5,426   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Lashburn (SK)   [Map]   914   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Maidstone (SK)   [Map]   1,037   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (SK)   [Map]   608   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Neilburg (SK)   [Map]   394   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paradise Hill (SK)   [Map]   483   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Walburg (SK)   [Map]   672   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Turtleford (SK)   [Map]   461   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Alcurve   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Borradaile   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clandonald   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dewberry   [Map]   196   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Islay   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
McLaughlin   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   S   18 miles [29 km]
Rivercourse   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Streamstown   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tulliby Lake   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Frenchman Butte (SK)   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lone Rock (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Onion Lake (SK)   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Unwin (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Waseca (SK)   [Map]   144   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackfoot ...

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.

Frog Lake   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the North of Blackfoot   [Map]
Greenstreet (SK)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lashburn (SK)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lone Rock (SK)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maidstone (SK)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshall (SK)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Onion Lake (SK)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Paradise Hill (SK)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   18 miles [29 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 Blackfoot.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Maidstone Airport   [Map]   CJH3   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Neilburg Airport   [Map]   CJV2   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   SW   44 miles [70.8 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 Blackfoot.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blackfoot. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   W   140 miles [225.3 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   W   71 miles [114.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   N   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Maidstone Airport   [Map]   CJH3   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Neilburg Airport   [Map]   CJV2   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   NNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Edam Airport   [Map]   CJU7   E   57 miles [91.7 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International 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
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
        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 Blackfoot. 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 Blackfoot 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 beginning in Blackfoot. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackfoot) 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 Blackfoot. 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 Blackfoot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfoot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2889, Longitude: -110.1736     [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 Blackfoot), 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 Blackfoot.