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Introduction ...

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

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Around Calmar ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Calmar. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Calmar and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Calmar 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 Calmar and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Camrose   [Map]   15,605   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   E   46 miles [74 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Argentia Beach   [Map]   52   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buford   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Devonshire Meadows   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Garden Grove Estates   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kavanagh   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mulhurst   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nisku   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pipestone   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Silver Beach   [Map]   47   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sunnybrook   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sunset View Acres   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Telfordville   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Woodland Park   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calmar ...

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.

Golden Days   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Calmar   [Map]
Mission Beach   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pipestone   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolly View   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Silver Beach   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sundance Beach   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnybrook   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   12 miles [19.3 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 Calmar.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   S   41 miles [66 km]
Camrose Airport   [Map]   CEQ3   ESE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   43 miles [69.2 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 Calmar.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Calmar. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   147 miles [236.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   73 miles [117.5 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   S   41 miles [66 km]
Camrose Airport   [Map]   CEQ3   ESE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   NE   43 miles [69.2 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary 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
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calmar: www.town.calmar.ab.ca/

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 Calmar 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 from Calmar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calmar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calmar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calmar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2500, Longitude: -113.7833     [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 Calmar), 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 Calmar.