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Carbon, Alberta

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The location of Carbon

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Carbon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southwest of Carbon. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Carbon and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Carbon has a population of 570 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 starting from Carbon and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   W   41 miles [66 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Delburne   [Map]   765   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   E   18 miles [29 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   N   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bircham   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Redland   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Swalwell   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wayne   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carbon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Three Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEN3)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beiseker Airport (FAA ID: CFV2)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockyford Airport (FAA ID: CFC6)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Acme Airport (FAA ID: CEG2)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Drumheller Muni. (FAA ID: CEG4)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ostergard's Airport (FAA ID: CDO2)   [Map]   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 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 Carbon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Carbon. 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
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   WSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   127 miles [204.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNW   57 miles [91.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Three Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEN3)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beiseker Airport (FAA ID: CFV2)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockyford Airport (FAA ID: CFC6)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Acme Airport (FAA ID: CEG2)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Drumheller Muni. (FAA ID: CEG4)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ostergard's Airport (FAA ID: CDO2)   [Map]   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
  Website for Springbank 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carbon. 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 Carbon 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carbon) 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 Carbon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carbon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4847, Longitude: -113.1471     [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 Carbon), 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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