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Britannia, Alberta

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The location of Britannia

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Britannia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It lies just north of Britannia. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the north of Britannia and has a population of 42,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Britannia and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Abbeydale   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Acadia   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Albert Park   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Douglas Glen   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntington Hills   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Janet   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Martindale   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Midnapore   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ramsay   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Shepard   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Varsity   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vista Heights   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Britannia ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   ENE   24 miles [38.6 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 Britannia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Britannia. 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   NNE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   160 miles [257.5 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   243 miles [391.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   82 miles [132 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NE   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
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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Britannia. 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 Britannia 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 beginning in Britannia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Britannia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Britannia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0000, Longitude: -114.0833     [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 Britannia), 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 Britannia.