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Cairns, Alberta

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The location of Cairns

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Cairns ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wainwright. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of where Cairns would have been located. Wainwright has a population of 5,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Provost. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Cairns and has a population of 2,000 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 Cairns and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Amisk   [Map]   172   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Consort   [Map]   739   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coronation   [Map]   1,015   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Veteran   [Map]   293   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Denzil (SK)   [Map]   142   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Macklin (SK)   [Map]   1,290   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marsden (SK)   [Map]   234   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Altario   [Map]   ---   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bodo   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cadogan   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Greenshields   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hayter   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kirriemuir   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Monitor   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Neutral Hills   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Ribstone   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cactus Lake (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Evesham (SK)   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grosswerder (SK)   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Primate (SK)   [Map]   50   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cairns ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cairns. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Cairns ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Provost Airport (FAA ID: CEH6)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Macklin Airport (FAA ID: CJJ8)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wainwright Airport (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coronation Airport (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]   WSW   42 miles [67.6 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Cairns.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cairns. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   WNW   142 miles [228.5 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   E   163 miles [262.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   WSW   170 miles [273.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lloydminster Airport  (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   NW   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Provost Airport (FAA ID: CEH6)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Macklin Airport (FAA ID: CJJ8)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wainwright Airport (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coronation Airport (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]   WSW   42 miles [67.6 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
  Website for Regina International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
  Website for Lloydminster Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3472, Longitude: -110.5556     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cairns), 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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