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Blairmore, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Blairmore ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It lies just west of Blairmore. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fernie (BC). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the west of Blairmore and has a population of 4,200 people.

For comparison, Blairmore has a population of 1,700 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 from Blairmore and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Glenwood   [Map]   280   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   E   23 miles [37 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Elkford (BC)   [Map]   2,463   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bellevue   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brocket   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coleman   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Crowsnest   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Furman   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Maycroft   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elk Prairie (BC)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hosmer (BC)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Morrissey (BC)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
West Fernie (BC)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wycliffe (BC)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blairmore ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast of Blairmore   [Map]
Crowsnest   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Crowsnest Pass   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Prairie (BC)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elkview (BC)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frank   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Maycroft   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Natal (BC) (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blairmore ...

Looking for more information about Blairmore? 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 Blairmore, 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 Blairmore.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Blairmore

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Blairmore ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   39 miles [62.8 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 Blairmore.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blairmore. 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   N   105 miles [169 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   221 miles [355.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   258 miles [415.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   60 miles [96.6 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   E   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   39 miles [62.8 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [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 Blairmore. 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 Blairmore 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 Blairmore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blairmore) 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 Blairmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blairmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blairmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6079, Longitude: -114.4390     [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 Blairmore), 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 Blairmore.