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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bow City.

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Around Bow City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brooks. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Bow City. Brooks has a population of 13,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Bow City and has a population of 8,200 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 you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   S   46 miles [74 km]
Barons   [Map]   276   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   N   23 miles [37 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   W   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Enchant   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gem   [Map]   ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grantham   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hays   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   W   18 miles [29 km]
Millicent   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Patricia   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rainier   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bow City ...

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

Crowfoot   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest of Bow City   [Map]
Duchess   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Enchant   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Majorville   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Patricia   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Queenstown   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosemary   -   23 miles [37 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 Bow City.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   W   46 miles [74 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 Bow City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bow City. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WNW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   206 miles [331.5 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ESE   72 miles [115.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   W   46 miles [74 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [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 Bow City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Bow City 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 in Bow City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bow City) 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 Bow City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bow City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4345, Longitude: -112.2268     [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 Bow City), 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 Bow City.