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Bragg Creek, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bragg Creek.

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Around Bragg Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Bragg Creek. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northeast of Bragg Creek and has a population of 42,600 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 from Bragg Creek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Banff   [Map]   6,700   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   N   41 miles [66 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Kananaskis   [Map]   429   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Acadia   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arbour Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Midnapore   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Millarville   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Morley   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Priddis   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Varsity   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bragg Creek ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bragg Creek.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bragg Creek ...

Looking for more information about Bragg Creek? 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 Bragg Creek, 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 Bragg Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bragg Creek

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Bragg Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   41 miles [66 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   WNW   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 Bragg Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bragg Creek. 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   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SSW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   41 miles [66 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   N   54 miles [86.9 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ENE   56 miles [90.1 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional 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
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bragg Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9510, Longitude: -114.5706     [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 Bragg Creek), 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 Bragg Creek.