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Bloomsbury, Alberta

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The location of Bloomsbury

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bloomsbury ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Stony Plain. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Bloomsbury. Stony Plain has a population of 15,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Whitecourt. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Bloomsbury and has a population of 9,600 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 Bloomsbury and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Birch Cove   [Map]   38   S   18 miles [29 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Campsie   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cosmo   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Assiniboine   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Linaria   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lunnford   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Manola   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Neerlandia   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Roselea   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rossington   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tiger Lily   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vega   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomsbury ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Bloomsbury   [Map]
Cosmo   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fawcett   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freedom   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gunn   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Highridge   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Larkspur   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Tiger Lily   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   45 miles [72.4 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 Bloomsbury.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bloomsbury. 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   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   215 miles [346 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   45 miles [72.4 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.

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
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [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 Bloomsbury. 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 Bloomsbury 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Bloomsbury. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomsbury) 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 Bloomsbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomsbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomsbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2187, Longitude: -114.4517     [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 Bloomsbury), 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 Bloomsbury.