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Bow River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bow River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Bow River. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Brooks. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Bow River and has a population of 13,800 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 Bow River and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Redcliff   [Map]   5,096   E   41 miles [66 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Taber   [Map]   7,677   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Chin   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cranford   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Enchant   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grantham   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hays   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Juno   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rainier   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Retlaw   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scandia   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Skiff   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Suffield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wrentham   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bow River ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSE   32 miles [51.5 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 River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bow River. 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   NW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   246 miles [395.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SSE   32 miles [51.5 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
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        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
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Bow River 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 that stretches from Bow River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bow River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9333, Longitude: -111.7000     [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 River), 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 River.